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Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.Colleen Mondor
Small-plane flight restrictions that ushered in President Barack Obama’s Alaska visit didn't live up to concerns about interrupted hunting and flightseeing trips.Zaz Hollander
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
Some Anchorage residents will have to deal with road and office closures when President Obama arrives next week. But Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and other officials said Thursday they expect it to be mostly business as usual downtown.Sean Doogan,Devin Kelly
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
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