Dayton's Proposal Includes $10 Million To Replace PlanesGov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal includes almost $10 million to replace two planes used for state employee travel.
Good Question: When Can Planes Fly In Bad Weather?This Thanksgiving holiday, Mother Nature apparently didn't consult the calendar. Wednesday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year. That makes for particularly bad timing because a Nor'easter capable of dropping many as 13 inches along the East Coast is set to hit Wednesday morning.
Planes Clip Wings At MSP AirportA spokesperson for Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport says two planes clipped wings on a taxiway Wednesday night. The accident happened at about 8:30 p.m., and involved a Compass Airlines flight headed to Louisville and a Delta flight to Los Angeles. Both planes returned to the terminal and passengers were taken off.
This App Will Plan Your Entire TripInstead of spending hours tabbing through travel sites, hit Rome2Rio: an oracle-like web/app that maps out the exact planes, trains, and automobiles (with fares) to take between any two places on the planet.
The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window SeatsThe jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.
Good Question: How Can A Pilot Get Lost?Every day, almost 30,000 planes take off and land in the United States without a hitch. But a new report released by the Associated Press found at least 150 flights have landed or almost landed at the wrong airport since the mid-90s. These flights include a cargo 747 that landed at a small Kansas airport last fall, eight miles from its intended target. And there was a Southwest 737 last month that was headed for Branson, Mo. but ended up at a small airport seven miles away.
FAA Enacts New Rules To Fight Pilot FatigueNew rules take effect Saturday to limit pilot hours in the cockpit, and to make sure they're getting enough rest between flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires that all commercial pilots receive 30 uninterrupted, off-duty hours per week - a 25-percent increase from previous regulations. Before they go on duty, pilots must now get 10-hour rest periods, including eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. And depending on when their flight begins, the rules limit a pilot's time in the cockpit to eight or nine hours.
Skydiver On Jumping To Safety After 2 Planes CollideOne of the skydivers forced to jump to safety after two planes collided in northern Wis. said Monday that he feels very lucky to be alive. The two planes collided at 12,000 feet near the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior, Wis. Saturday afternoon, causing one plane to lose its wing and catch on fire.
Airplanes From World War II Featured In TourB-24, B-17, and P-51. These aren't bingo numbers. They're airplanes from World War II featured in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Blaine Airport.
World War II Pilot Flies AgainA World War II veteran took a step back in history with a commemorative flight on a plane he learned to fly some 70 years ago. John Rewey was trained on a B-25 and a co-pilot on one for a short time before he was assigned on a B-24 crew. He flew 35 bombing missions over France and Germany. His family arranged for the 89 year old to take flight again.
Fire Damages Hangar At South St. Paul AirportA fire damaged a hangar the South St. Paul Airport Monday morning.
Virgin America: Flirt At 30,000 FeetVirgin America is jumping into the dating business. The airline launched a new service that allows passengers to send a drink to someone on the plane who's caught their eye.
Edina Residents Upset Over Flight Pattern ProposalThe Metropolitan Airports Commission meets Monday to consider a plan that would concentrate airplane routes in two zones, one of which would cut right across Edina.
Spotting Fires 2,500 Feet Above The GroundFighting fires in Minnesota – like the ones burning in the northwestern portion of the state -- doesn't just happen on the ground. It’s also happening in the air; 2500 feet above the ground.
Expect A Price Hike For Summer AirfareThe pumps aren't the only place you can expect to pay more this summer. On average nationwide, airfare is up about 10 percent compared to this time last year. And some markets could end up being double the price by summer.