Dan Arch is the chief flight instructor at Northwest Flight Service, located at Washington's Felts Field. In this interview, he talks about his early years as a pilot, his Air Force service and starting a flight school.
AOPA is urging members in Maryland to contact their members of the General Assembly to advocate passage of Senate Bill 212, a bill that would exempt materials, parts or equipment used to repair, maintain or upgrade aircraft or aircraft avionics systems from sales and use taxes.
Transportation Security Administration officers at Fresno Yosemite International Airport in California have begun requiring passengers to place all electronics larger than a cellphone in a bin for screening. "The rule of thumb is if it's larger than 4 by 6 (inches), cellphone sized, and it has a battery compartment or is powered in some way, we want to get a closer look at that to make sure it hasn't been tampered with in any way," said TSA spokesperson Lorie Dankers.
A woman ran from the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at Oregon's Portland International Airport and went to a hotel after TSA officers discovered marijuana in her carry-on bag. Airport police arrested the woman and charged her with unlawfully exporting marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana.
The Transportation Security Administration displayed forbidden items travelers have abandoned at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas, including tiny pocket knives, a meat cleaver and a salt pellet gun.
Plans for a new eight-story parking deck at the South Terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport could be scaled down as more passengers eschew driving themselves to the airport in favor of hailing a rideshare.
Yeti Snow Technology has developed an autonomous snowplow and recently tested it at Fagernes Airport in Leirin, Norway. The plow's route is pre-programmed, so it doesn't need to rely on cameras or sensors do its job.
Hollywood Burbank Airport in California served 13.2% more passengers in January than in January 2017.
Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley International Airport on May 5 will hold its fourth annual "Wings for All" event in collaboration with Allegiant Air, the airport authority and Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. People with autism or other developmental disabilities can practice going to the airport and getting a ticket, going through a security checkpoint and boarding a plane.
Carriers including Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways are offering flexible rebooking for ticket holders traveling through East Coast airports today and Wednesday. A strong winter storm is expected to affect operations at the airports in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Boston.