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Despite worries its facility sponsor, FedEx, would pull out, the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering will go on as scheduled next year. FedEx announced this week it would allow the Alaska Airmen's Association to use its Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport hangar for the 2015 event, as it has for the past 17 years.

 

Sean Doogan
Two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet on Thursday, according to Alaska State Troopers, and taken to a Kenai Peninsula hospital.Tegan Hanlon
The cause of the helicopter crash that killed Alaska State Troopers Helo-1 pilot Mel Nading and two others last year -- and how other pilots can avoid finding themselves in a similar situation -- will be among the topics of discussion at a safety seminar in Anchorage later this week.Colleen Mondor
A small plane crashed Friday in northern Alaska, leaving at least one person aboard injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board and Alaska Air National Guard. Tegan Hanlon
A collection of investigative materials from the National Transportation Safety Board sheds some light on a July 2013 plane crash that killed 10 people in Soldotna, including that the flight may have been overloaded and off-center when it tried to take off before crashing.Lisa Demer
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter staffed by a team from the 212th Rescue Squadron from JBER searched for the plane and found the three occupants 1.2 miles from the crash site.   Michelle Theriault Boots
The National Transportation Safety Board said the airplane crash on June 28, 2013, which left three people dead, was caused by the pilot's flight, under visual rules, into weather conditions requiring instrument flight.Laurel Andrews
Kerry Long, the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Alaska, says he is focused on safety and bringing Alaska's airspace into the future.Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce
In the early days of aviation, the Alaska fishing industry only slowly accepted the new mode of transport as a reliable method of getting seafood from point A to point B. But over time, the two industries became inextricably linked.Colleen Mondor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials made an unusual discovery hidden away inside luggage bound for China as it passed through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport -- more than 200 live baby turtles.Sean Doogan

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