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NBC's Dateline to feature Billings teen who survived plane crash

NBC's Dateline to feature Billings teen who survived plane crash

The story of how Billings teenager McKenzie Morgan walked away from a plane crash in the remote mountains of Wyoming will be featured during a segment on Sunday night's episode of "Dateline," NBC's long-running television newsmagazine series.

August 22, 2014 6:45 pm Video Photos

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Don't call them drones: Rocky Mountain College offers course in unmanned aerial systems

Don't call them drones: Rocky Mountain College offers course in unmanned aerial systems

The future of flight may feature more unmanned aircraft hauling cargo, according to Rocky Mountain College aviation professor Scott Wilson, so he’s helping to train pilots how to operate such unmanned aerial systems, or UASs.

May 12, 2014 4:15 pm Photos

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2 Montanans honored by FAA as 'master pilots'

2 Montanans honored by FAA as 'master pilots'

Jim Allbright, of Bozeman, finished telling a crowd of several hundred of his colleagues a story about getting roped into flying thousands of extra pounds of supplies on a cargo flight between Mexico and Miami, Fla.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FAA seeks $304,000 fine against Great Lakes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $304,000 fine against Great Lakes Airlines for alleged improper use of de-icing fluid.

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$49 Cape Air flights to Eastern Montana from Billings begin in December

$49 Cape Air flights to Eastern Montana from Billings begin in December

Rural Eastern Montana flights to Billings will be provided by Massachusetts-based Cape Air beginning Dec. 10.

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Cape Air to service Eastern Montana towns

Cape Air to service Eastern Montana towns

Glasgow, Glendive, Havre, Sidney and Wolf Point will receive direct flights to Billings via Cape Air beginning Dec. 1. 

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Judge weighs request to dismiss Amelia Earhart suit in Wyoming

Judge weighs request to dismiss Amelia Earhart suit in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge said Tuesday he plans to rule soon on a request to dismiss a lawsuit by a Wyoming man who claims he was defrauded when he donated money to search for the plane of Amelia Earhart after it had already been discovered in the South Pacific.

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Investigation into Air Force bomber crash begins

Investigation into Air Force bomber crash begins

BROADUS — Braden Garwood was on horseback searching for a stray bull when he heard planes flying.

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Montana high school students get up-close look at aviation

Montana high school students get up-close look at aviation

LAUREL — It didn't take long for Kylee Weidinger, 14, to get her money's worth after the five-hour drive Tuesday from Lima to Billings for the Aviation Career Exploration Academy.

May 07, 2013 6:19 pm Photos

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Pilot killed in plane crash was Broadview schools trustee

Darin Ray Brown, the Acton-area pilot who died Saturday in an airplane crash near Wolf Point, was a father of five and a Broadview School District trustee.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Who knew we had it so good?

Flying in and out of Billings for business or vacation, in many cases, is probably the best part of the actual travel experience. Our lines are smaller, the airline representatives are more helpful, and who doesn’t love just two baggage carousels — your luggage comes out here or over there.

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Mom sues air traffic controller over plane crash

Mom sues air traffic controller over plane crash

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The mother of three Minnesota boys who died with their father in a 2010 plane wreck in western Wyoming is suing a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport.

March 07, 2013 2:42 pm Photos

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Landowner sues Bozeman airport over flight paths

BOZEMAN — A Belgrade woman is suing the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, arguing that a change in flight patterns in the summer of 2009 resulted in low-flying aircraft disturbing her and her dairy cows.

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Investigators blame ice for Wyoming plane crash

CHEYENNE — Federal investigators say ice most likely caused the crash of a small plane near Rock Springs last May, killing both people on board.

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Gazette opinion: Billings must make its case for air service

It’s disappointing that Frontier Airlines has decided to leave Billings in January. That decision will eliminate two daily roundtrip flights to Denver with 99 seats on each plane.

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Lockheed Martin donates $10,000 to Big Sky Honor Flight

Lockheed Martin donates $10,000 to Big Sky Honor Flight

Lockheed Martin is the latest corporation to lend financial support to Big Sky Honor Flight of Montana.

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Vultee BT-13 Valliants

Vultee BT-13 Valliants

This photo of Vultee BT-13 Valiants was part of a collection donated by Donald Germeraad to Rocky Mountain College. The planes were basic trainers used during World War II.

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Aviation student David Shaffer

Aviation student David Shaffer

Rocky Mountain College aviation student David Shaffer of Spearfish, S.D., reads in the remodeled lounge before class. A donation by Don Germeraad made the rennovation possible.

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Germeraad flies Curtiss replica

Germeraad flies Curtiss replica

During the 50th anniversary of U.S. Navy aviation, Donald Germeraad flew a replica of a 50-horsepower Curtiss. In 1910, Eugene Ely took off from the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss, the first plane to launch from a ship.

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Dan Hargrove

Dan Hargrove

Dan Hargrove, director of the Rocky Mountain College aviation program, stands in section of the aviation building that was a day care. The area is being remodeled to house flight simulators and offices.

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