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...indicated there was a problem and twice asked to descend to a lower altitude before permission was granted by an air traffic controller, according to a recording of the radio conversation. Radio contact with the plane was lost a short time later...
Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

...those that exist for manned aircraft, the report said. Nor has the agency developed standard procedures for air traffic controllers to guide drones, partly because the FAA's air traffic control equipment wasn't developed with unmanned aircraft...
Missing Malaysian jetliner likely hijacked

...large portions of the globe don't have radar coverage. Over oceans, pilots fill in those gaps by radioing air traffic controllers at routine intervals with position updates. And while planes record sounds in the cockpit as well as speed...
Missing Malaysian flight hijacked, government says

...transponder, which communicates with civilian air traffic controllers. Najib confirmed that Malaysian air force defense...Although the aircraft was flying virtually blind to air traffic controllers at this point, onboard equipment continued to...
Juneau's oldest legislator reflects on a life of public service

...was teaching elementary school in California when the Air Force recalled him in 1962. He worked as an Air Force air traffic controller during the Cuban Missile Crisis. His first taste of Alaska came when the Air Force sent him to Kotzebue Air Force...

...Arnold Piedrahita, a fire rescue spokesman.According to an email from FAA spokeswoman Bergen, the pilot radioed air traffic controllers at Miami Terminal Radar Approach Control, which provides radar for flights within a 55-mile radius of Miami...
Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

...estimated 800,000 federal workers faced furloughs, some critical parts of the government - from the military to air traffic controllers - would remain open.Any interruption in federal funding would send divided government into territory unexplored...
Time to show resolve: Young, old and in-between reflect on changing for the New Year

...he hesitates. "At this point, I really don't know." * n n Clyde Sterling is an 82-year-old retired air traffic controller living at Heritage Place nursing home with his wife of 61 years. He likes football but doesn't subscribe to...
Wrecking winds

...gusts and the neighbors right behind me lost three trees in their yard. Trees all around." Tom Stovall, an air traffic controller at the Kenai Municipal Airport, said the wind reached a high of 54 to 56 knots. "So we were pushing close to...
And the winners are ... : Shoo birds, recycle waste take home Caring for the Kenai awards

...prevented her from doing so. She became aware of the situation at the airport through her father, who works as an air traffic controller. The city has tried numerous tactics to remove the birds, which pose a hazard to aircraft, including lighting...


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