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Ellsworth training expansion plan could affect small airports

Ellsworth training expansion plan could affect small airports

The oil boom brought Bakken commuting private jets to tiny Baker, but officials say Air Force plans for a South Carolina-sized training area over much of Eastern Montana could quiet the town’s small airport.

May 15, 2014 5:44 pm Related Loading…

FAA head visits N.D. airport strained by oil boom

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota state and local officials hosted the head of the Federal Aviation Administration in Williston on Monday to push their case for federal assistance and funding for infrastructure development at several airports strained by the state's oil boom.

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Gazette opinion: Powder River Range: FAA bombs on public participation

Gazette opinion: Powder River Range: FAA bombs on public participation

When the U.S. Air Force first proposed using one-fifth of Montana’s airspace for a bomber testing range, ranchers and pilots objected.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Montanans not getting a fair chance to comment on bomber range, senators say

Montanans not getting a fair chance to comment on bomber range, senators say

Montana’s U.S. senators are accusing the Federal Aviation Administration of not giving Montanans a fair chance to comment on a proposed Air Force bomber training range over southeast Montana.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Related Loading…
How Daines voted on key issues

How Daines voted on key issues

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., took scores of votes during his first year in Congress, but where did he stand on the key votes during the 2013 Congress?

March 24, 2014 12:15 amLoading…
Volunteer firefighter uses personal drone to keep tabs on Bighorn River flooding

Volunteer firefighter uses personal drone to keep tabs on Bighorn River flooding

CASPER, Wyo. — Worland Police received the call about flooding a little before 7 a.m.

March 12, 2014 6:13 am 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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United flies jet involved in turbulence to Houston for assessment

United flies jet involved in turbulence to Houston for assessment

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a permit to United Airlines to fly its jet affected by heavy turbulence Monday to Houston for repairs, and the aircraft arrived safely in Houston Wednesday afternoon.

February 19, 2014 6:27 pmLoading…

North Dakota cool to plan for Powder River Training Complex

Eight southwestern North Dakota counties would experience air traffic interruptions under a plan by the Air Force to use 28,000 square miles of air space for bomber training runs.

February 19, 2014 1:34 pmLoading…
Brother describes finding sibling's plane wreckage

Brother describes finding sibling's plane wreckage

BOISE, Idaho — When Dellon Smith spotted the wreckage of his older brother's airplane on the side of a central Idaho mountain, he started running.

January 12, 2014 10:25 amLoading…

Wyoming not chosen as federal drone testing site

Wyoming will not be the launch pad for America’s fledgling commercial drone industry.

December 31, 2013 8:00 amLoading…
North Dakota among states picked for drone research site

North Dakota among states picked for drone research site

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.

December 30, 2013 12:15 pmLoading…

Green River begins planning for Spaceport Day 2014

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. — If you start calling a rural airstrip a spaceport, there's no telling who might land there.

December 27, 2013 12:10 pmLoading…

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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FAA, company agree to settlements over Wyoming crash

FAA, company agree to settlements over Wyoming crash

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal government and a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport have entered confidential settlements to end lawsuits brought by estates of a Minnesota man and his three sons who died in a plane crash after taking off from the airport.

November 18, 2013 3:29 pm Photos

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Morale wanes as Natrona County air traffic controllers worry about finances

Morale wanes as Natrona County air traffic controllers worry about finances

David Blum is working without pay.

October 13, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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Helena airport crew practices for major emergency

Helena airport crew practices for major emergency

On about 30 or 40 days each year, people flying into Helena Regional Airport just might see what appears to be a 737 engulfed in flames, and water shooting from fire trucks trying to extinguish it.

September 28, 2013 10:30 amLoading…
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.

August 20, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Landing accident briefly closes main runway at Billings airport

The main runway at the Billings Logan International Airport was closed for an hour Tuesday morning after the landing gear collapsed on a small airplane during a landing.

July 31, 2013 9:52 amLoading…
Eastern Montana towns favor East Coast airline

Eastern Montana towns favor East Coast airline

Eastern Montana towns dependent on federal Essential Air Service flights to Billings are lining up behind an East Coast airline to replace departing Silver Airways.

July 26, 2013 4:25 pmLoading…

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