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10/18/2017

Tennessee's Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport will likely see an all-time high in passenger boardings this year. The airport announced boardings so far are up 18% over 2016.

10/18/2017

Michigan's Napoleon Airport is the meeting place for a group of general aviation pilots who spend weekends flying to dozens of airport diners around Michigan and bordering states. "When you come up here, you have the ultimate freedom," said Tony Hurst, 72, who flies a 1967 Cessna 172.

10/18/2017

Capt. Sully Sullenberger, famous for his emergency landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, speaks out against privatizing air traffic control, citing its potential to cut off access to aviation for GA, civil air patrol and even disaster recovery. "Most people don't know that most of aviation is not commercial airline flying," he writes.

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10/18/2017

New Mexico's Las Cruces International Airport is cutting its land lease rate in half to 10 cents per square foot in a bid to attract more hangar development.

10/18/2017

The Los Angeles Police Commission approved a yearlong trial aerial program that requires high-ranking officers to clear the use of unarmed drones in a limited number of situations, such as searches and disasters.

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10/18/2017

Minnesota pilot John Mohr was introduced to flying at the age of 5, sitting in his father's lap behind the controls of a Piper J3. Mohr, 65, has logged more than 40,000 flight hours since then, and these days he takes to the sky in his 1956 Piaggio Royal Gull airplane.

10/17/2017

FedEx and UPS are donating cash and free transportation of supplies to survivors of hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma, it was announced Monday.

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10/17/2017

Travelers from nine states will need a passport in 2018 to board domestic flights if their states do not update their state IDs. States were required to comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005 that was passed to ensure safer air travel.

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10/17/2017

Credit card knives, a Taser masquerading as a flashlight, and power drills are some of the banned items collected by Transportation Safety Administration officers at Ohio's Dayton International Airport last year. The TSA hosted the display Monday to remind people to keep these items out of their carry-on luggage.

10/17/2017

A research team at Washington State University has created jet biofuel from lumber waste. The team demonstrated its work with an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C. last November.