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New York City bans open-door tours from its heliport after deadly crash. But none take off from there

New York City bans open-door tours from its heliport after deadly crash. But none take off from there

The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, also already suspended doors-off flights in light of the wreck. What’s more, the new rule would not have affected the doomed flight that spurred… Read more »

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In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts ‘doors-off’ flights

In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts ‘doors-off’ flights

(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered no more “doors-off” aircraft flights unless the passenger safety restraints can be quickly released in an emergency, the agency said. The… Read more »

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NYC helicopter crash puts scrutiny on harnesses in open-door cho – KBZK.com | Continuous News …

NYC helicopter crash puts scrutiny on harnesses in open-door cho – KBZK.com | Continuous News …

On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said it is giving “urgent attention” to the use of harnesses specifically for aerial photography flights. “We are supporting the (National Transportation Safety Board)… Read more »

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Montana County Looks to Drones to Control Mosquito Populations

Montana County Looks to Drones to Control Mosquito Populations

Flathead County Mosquito Control is registered with the Federal Aviation Administration and has a licensed drone pilot on staff. The drone will not fly over private land without permission. Target… Read more »

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Flathead County agencies train for large-scale emergency

Flathead County agencies train for large-scale emergency

The Federal Aviation Administration requires training exercises to test the capabilities of the airport and community emergency response staff every three years. Ratkowski says airport fire staff sought out the… Read more »

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2 Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into a Florida River

2 Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into a Florida River

Officials didn’t immediately identify the pilot or the passenger, but Federal Aviation Administration records show the plane is registered to Pegasus of Montana LLC, based in Williamstown, West Virginia. The… Read more »

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Four killed in plane crash in San Juan County

Four killed in plane crash in San Juan County

Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told Fox 13 News the wreckage was found about 18 miles southeast of Monticello. The plane, a Piper Lance, was carrying… Read more »

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2 people killed in plane crash in Santee

2 people killed in plane crash in Santee

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the plane’s registered owners are John and Cherril Longhurst of Darby, Montana. Investigators from the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board were responding to… Read more »

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Mentors, volunteers and health care clients: Aging population in southwest Montana has pros and …

Mentors, volunteers and health care clients: Aging population in southwest Montana has pros and …

In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration has redesigned instrument approaches to the airfield and reduced minimum visibility to a half-mile from the previous 3-mile standard. The lesser weather minimum is… Read more »

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Billings Logan International Airport officials look to $40 million expansion for future growth

Billings Logan International Airport officials look to $40 million expansion for future growth

At an estimated $40 million price tag, several resources are available for funding, including Federal Aviation Administration grants, including a $1.57 million grant announced last summer. “Won’t be any (local)… Read more »

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