When the debate over public broadcasting comes up, defenders are quick to turn to a few popular standbys -- like children's program "Sesame Street" -- to fight possible cuts. But in Alaska, there are other programs catering to underserved demographics, like pilots, that also face elimination.
As part of the FAA's ongoing transition to the NextGen satellite-based air traffic system, it has proposed eliminating 28 redundant or under-utilized instrument approaches in Alaska, and it wants to hear from pilots in the state about the possible changes.Colleen Mondor
Urban Rahoi was back in a B-17 Friday, and while he would have much preferred to be at the controls of the Flying Fortress above the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the veteran Fairbanks flier settled for a place as a passenger in the “Arsenal of Democracy” tour marking the anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during World War II.Dermot Cole
While an investigative document dump in April shed light on some of the factors behind a fatal 2013 crash in rural Alaska, the hard truth of the matter is that the crash was just one in a line of similar crashes that have been taking place for decades.Colleen Mondor
The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation will host its annual Seaplane Seminar at the Loussac Library in Anchorage on Saturday, April 25, for floatplane enthusiasts and aircraft owners looking forward to the summer flying season.Colleen Mondor
In December 1981, a group of men stranded for four days high on Mount McKinley following a plane crash watched helicopters circle overhead with no ability to provide supplies or rescue. Two men died, and an ensuing legal battle changed the expectations of rescue operations in Alaska and Outside.Colleen Mondor