Air travelers toting iPads and e-readers can rejoice: the FAA is ending its long policy forcing passengers to switch off and stow those devices during takeoff and landing.
Staff from the FAA Technical Center are among furloughed federal workers wondering when they’ll see pay checks.
Congress has ordered the FAA to open skies to private drones by 2015. Only two states regulate the use of drones by private parties who want to gather information.
Officials say a Dover Air Force Base Aero Club Cessna aircraft made an emergency landing on southbound Route 1 between exits 93 and 91.
Firefighters at Engine 78 stand ready at Philadelphia International Airport in the event of an aircraft emergency similar to what happened in San Francisco.
Philadelphia International Airport was not affected, but officials for Southwest Airlines are urging passengers to check their flight status before leaving.
Chris reviews his appearance at yesterday’s Homeruns for Hearts fundraiser at Citizens Bank Park, Senator Pat Toomey’s assessment of why his gun legislation failed to pass, and Kermit Gosnell’s lawyer’s decision not to call a witness in his defense. He talks to Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Melissa Henson from the Parents Television Council, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and the founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi.
Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.
Chris analyzes the decision not to declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant, Rutgers University’s move to suspend their lacrosse coach for verbally abusing players and the story parents who let their child die instead of seeking medical help. He also talks to Andrew McCarthy about the potential of a wider terrorist plot connected to the Boston Marathon bombing and Amity Shlaes about her new book on Calvin Coolidge.
The Federal Aviation Administration created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon on Monday, and briefly ordered flights bound for Boston’s Logan International Airport held on the ground at airports around the country.
The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until mid-June, federal regulators announced Friday.
Federal budget cuts will force the closure of the control tower at Trenton-Mercer Airport, where Frontier Airlines has been expanding service.
If you have air travel scheduled after Friday, and you’ve been wondering whether automatic federal budget cuts will affect your plans, the answer appears to be no.
A traveler in Denver was kicked off a Southwest flight last month when he refused to turn off his cell phone. Is it really illegal to use a cell phone on a flight? The answer is yes.
State police say a pilot was killed when a single-engine airplane crashed in Dover.