Dr. Gridlock: Aviation


Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

FAA to scrutinize overweight pilots and controllers

Chief FAA surgeon says obese are subject to sleep apnea, and therefore at risk of excessive sleepiness and heart attack.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aviation

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Plane lost power twice before crashing in Herndon last month

An initial report filed by federal investigators showed that the plane lost power twice before smashing through the roof of an apartment building.

By Mark Berman  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Aviation

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 04/09/2012

United flight blows two tires landing at National

United Airlines says no one was injured when a jet blew two rear tires upon landing at Reagan National Airport Monday morning.

By Associated Press  |  01:06 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aviation

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Tornados stop air traffic in Dallas

The Dallas area is still recovering from a Tuesday afternoon outbreak of tornadoes. Check with your airline to see if your flight has been affected.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Weather, Tornado, Aviation

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/22/2012

US Airways adding new flights from DCA

US Airways is adding new flights from National Airport to cities in Florida, California, Canada and points in between. New flights begin service next week, with others coming over the spring and summer.

By Mark Berman  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, National Airport, Washington airports, Reagan National Airport, Aviation

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Turtles cause flights delays at JFK

About 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Wednesday in search of beaches to lay their eggs, delaying dozens of flights, aviation authorities said.

By Chris Hawley; Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports | Tags:  Airlines, Aviation, Airports