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Federal Aviation Administration

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Burglary Ring May Have Used Drone to Scope Potential Heist Locations, Police Say

    Authorities have suspected a burglary ring called the "Tub Gang" of pulling heists across the northeast and midwest, including in New York and New Jersey. In August, local police in Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania arrested two alleged members of the ring. As NJ.com first reported this week, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Friendly Skies Flight Diversion Over Knee Defender an Airline First?

    The Knee Defender, a device marketed to airline passengers fed up with fellow fliers who hog their legroom by reclining, has been around for more than 10 years. But the low-tech gadget appears to have registered a first yesterday morning, when United Airlines diverted a Newark-to-Denver flight to C ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    UPDATE: A Drone Flies in Brooklyn? Pilot Reports Unmanned Aircraft Sighting

    Cue the heavy drums and eerie science-fiction score. It looks like drones have already made their way to New York City skies, according to a CNN report. The pilot of an Alitalia passenger jet heading in to John F. Kennedy Airport for landing yesterday afternoon reported sighting a small unmanned ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Nobel Peace Prize Awarded; Protests in Russia; Hollywood Gunman

    ​Three women received the Nobel Peace Prize today at a ceremony in Oslo. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, social worker Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkul Karman were all "chosen for their non-violent struggle against injustice, sexual violence and repression." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Virgin Galactic is Accepting Applications for Astronauts; We Applied

    ​On the Virgin careers website, Virgin Galactic has posted a want ad for Astronauts. They have three positions to fill, and we have sent in our application for consideration. They informed us via auto-reply email that if they feel we are an appropriate candidate, we will be asked to interview. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    The World Is Really Ending This Time!

    ​I can't stand Chicken Little types who always think the planet is coming to an a tragic end. To me, their whining only adds to the general unpleasantness and their hot air can be detrimental to foliage. But after taking a look at today's headlines, I'm convinced not only that the sky is fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Power Back in New Jersey After Outage Affecting 20,000

    ​Parts of New Jersey were left without power this afternoon due to an equipment failure at PSE&G's Bayway switching station in Elizabeth. ABC News reported about 20,000 customers lost power, and that terminals A, B and C were without power at Newark Liberty International Airport. The control t ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 8, 2010

    Fright or Flight Response

    Why are Mexicanairlines so fearless?

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Surprise! New York Area Airports Still Suck

    ​In a groundbreaking new report [pdf], the U.S. Department of Transportation's Inspector General has discovered that flight delays at John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports remain terrible and make New Yorkers -- and, indirectly, people throughout the rest of the country (yes, we're t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    UFOs Sighted Over Chelsea!

    "UFO over Manhattan," 1965​The NYPD and FAA have been getting calls since early this afternoon about "a silvery object hovering high over Chelsea," the Daily News reports. The mothership coming in to land? Or...just balloons? Also, what's up with weird things (unidentified flying objects, C4 e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2010

    United Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Newark

    ​Update: the Bergen Record is reporting that three passengers were slightly injured, according to an airline spokesman. -- United Airlines Flight 634, an Airbus flying from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, made an emergency landing at Newark Airport this morning after the right hand landing gear fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Computer Glitch Brings Widespread Flight Delays, Cancellations This A.M. (Update: Fixed!)

    Boy, we hope you're not flying this morning: the FAA says it's having trouble with its computers, which will delay flights across the nation. The glitch, noticed around 6 a.m., has to do with flight schedules, which the agency's workers are at present doing by hand. The problem was originally detect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    After Crash, FAA Makes New Rules for Hudson River Flights

    ​After a mid-air collision between a small charter plane and a sightseeing helicopter over the Hudson River this summer killed nine people, observers were quick to blame the Federal Aviation Administration for poorly regulating the airspace, letting it become clogged with private planes. Toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2009

    Balloon mom and dad face charges (Updated)

    ​So there was a press conference yesterday after all, but it wasn't Richard Heene's. After a day of questioning Heene and his wife, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden announced that criminal charges will be filed against them in the big balloon chase. Alderden says they haven't decided which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    BALLOON BOY IN GARAGE THE WHOLE TIME

    ​ OK, what's the over/under on what the Heene family should pay for the massive search effort for their kid? Turns out Falcon was hiding in a box in the family's garage while helicopters and first responders were all over hell and gone looking for him. More questions at the end of the post. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Post Calls For Socialistic Air Crew Training and Resting Plan

    The Post is on again about the "inappropriate cockpit chitchat" in the Buffalo-bound Colgan Air flight that crashed this week. "LAUGHS TO DOOM 'IN 20 SECONDS'" roars the hed. As we said before, we consider the banter of the crew the least part of the issue. People in tough jobs often joke. Haven't t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    2nd Flyover Narrowly Averted by Quick-Thinking FAA, Mayor

    Another socialist White House flyover! This time involving some of Obama's fellow-traitor Navy flyers! Also, this one never happened: It was cancelled at the last minute by the FAA , which probably thinks everyone's had enough agita for one term, and had the presence of mind to ask the Mayor's opin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Plane Circling Statue of Liberty Just "Taking Photos," Says Paper

    If you were worried about the plane lazily circling the Statue of Liberty this morning, don't be: the Staten Island Advance reveals, albeit belatedly, that the military flight "taking photos" of the statue. "Reports indicate it may be Air Force One," they add, suggesting that the Obama may have got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Flights Leaves LaGuardia, Drops Chunks, Lands at Kennedy

    American Airlines Flight 309 had some trouble after it departed LaGuardia for Chicago at 8:15 this morning and, after dropping chunks of its engine over College Point, landed at Kennedy Airport. All passengers and crew are safe. Engine failure is suspected, an FAA investigation is pending. Update: S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Buffalo Plane Crash Cause Debated; "Gawkers" Haunt Site

    The commuter plane crash in Buffalo continues to be examined. It has been confirmed that Continental Connection Flight 3407 was on autopilot before its fatal descent, which some suggest was a "deadly error" that shielded the pilot from the severity of the situation until it was too late. Once autopi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    More Flight 1549 Porn (Audio)

    Hear the manly voice of Captain "Sully" Sullberger tell air traffic controllers "We're gonna be in the Hudson!" Hear the unfazed air controllers try to get him to Teterboro, then remark casually, "He said he was goin' in the Hudson." Read an account of what you're listening to! The FAA has released ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Have a Happy Flight-Delayed Christmas

    Going to travel today? Better take a look at this: the Times reports widespread flight delays throughout North America. Late this morning O'Hare Airport was covered in snow and holding flights; Newark had three-hour delays, San Francisco's were 90 minutes, and Toronto's Pearson Airport cancelled 300 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2008

    'Phoenix Lights': Don't Believe the Hype

    Here we go again. A new round of ‘Phoenix Lights’ has Arizona’s media going nutty, and Matt Drudge’s interest will only whip up the fervor. As a new formation of lights in the sky becomes the source of fascination in the Grand Canyon State, folks less given to jumping to alien conclusions ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Trouble in the Air

    Reagan's mass firing of air traffic controllers made American skies much less safe in the 1980s. Is Bush's flight plan the same?

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Out of Control

    When air traffic control shares blame for fatal crashes

  • Film

    April 11, 2006

    A Flight to Remember

    Bloody Tuesday: Paul Greengrass's visceral cine-memorial stakes its claim to authenticity

  • News

    March 14, 2006
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    February 7, 2006

    Al Qaeda's L.A. Plot? Yawn. . .

    The really scary news? Airport security is still so bad

  • News

    November 29, 2005

    Running From the Truth

    9-11 Commission dealt with several issues by simply ignoring them

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2005

    9-11 Probers Leave Questions Behind

    The private watchdog group formed by the former members of the 9-11 Commission is closing up shop. The announcement of its last media event—a December 5 briefing where the 9-11 Discourse Project "will issue its final assessment of progress on all 9/11 Commission recommendations"—came today ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2005
  • News

    June 7, 2005

    Hijacking the Facts

    FBI worked hard to cover up a 9-11 cover-up—and then hide it some more

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Fear of Flying

    Whistle-blowers say the FAA ignored a decade of pre–9-11 warnings

  • News

    February 8, 2005
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    February 8, 2005
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    December 21, 2004
  • News

    December 21, 2004

    Homeland Insecurity

    The American empire goes for broke—and it could be heading that way

  • News

    September 7, 2004

    Kerry and 9-11

    Jersey Girls support him, but a pre-attack warning could haunt him

  • News

    August 31, 2004

    Ex-Feds Blast 9-11 Panel and Bush

    Government agencies roasted for screw-ups in war on "terror"

  • News

    July 27, 2004

    The Dayton Discord

    'Undefended': A senator finally takes the government to task over the 9-11 findings

  • News

    May 11, 2004

    Why Were We on Our Own?

    9-11 inquiry merely hints at the feds' inaction on the fatal day

  • News

    April 6, 2004

    Plane Truth

    Among Questions Still Up In The Air Is Why Our Jet Fighters Weren't

  • News

    November 18, 2003

    Higher Calling

    Why Do Airlines Ban Midflight Cell Phone Calls?

  • News

    November 11, 2003

    9-11 Questions Still Circling

    Where Was the FAA? Where Was NORAD?

  • News

    November 5, 2002
  • News

    May 21, 2002
  • News

    November 27, 2001

    Pilots’-Eye View

    The Crash of Flight 587 Raises Questions About Training and Air Traffic Control

  • News

    October 2, 2001
  • News

    September 18, 2001
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