Aviation

In a simulated search-and-rescue last month that saw federal agencies and private companies working together, a drone located a raft some 20 miles offshore in Alaska's Arctic waters, and relayed information to rescue helicopters.

Asaf Shalev

In a simulated search-and-rescue last month that saw federal agencies and private companies working together, a drone located a raft some 20 miles offshore in Alaska's Arctic waters, and relayed information to rescue helicopters.

Alaska Dispatch News
Restrictions intended to secure airspace during President Barack Obama’s visit next week will require pilots of many small planes to stop at checkpoints for security clearance.Lisa Demer
With an influx of Arctic researchers launching weather balloons, drones and sensor-equipped projectiles, the Federal Aviation Administration is designating a new aviation "warning area" above the Beaufort Sea stretching north of Prudhoe Bay.Asaf Shalev
Pilots, air carriers and other players in Alaska aviation are gathering Monday afternoon at Stevens Anchorage International Airport to learn more about expected flight restrictions when President Obama visits Alaska next week.Lisa Demer
President Obama’s trip to Alaska will impact air traffic right at the start of fall duck and moose hunting seasons -- but just how much is not yet known.Lisa Demer
An Anchorage Fire Department spokesman said there were no injuries Monday afternoon after a small plane landed unexpectedly near Potter Marsh.Tegan Hanlon
A preliminary report released Wednesday morning on last week’s Knik Arm plane crash says that when the pilot called for help, he told troopers he was too far from shore to swim to safety.Lisa Demer
Small planes will be grounded for stretches in Seward, Dillingham and Kotzebue during President Barack Obama’s visits to those towns over the next few days, the Federal Aviation Administration announced.Lisa Demer
Floatplane pilots are getting a break: Wasilla Lake will serve as another security checkpoint while President Barack Obama is in Alaska.Lisa Demer