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  • Civilian pilot strays into restricted air space over Washington

    The U.S. Air Force sent two F-16 jet fighters to intercept a civilian plane that had strayed into restricted air space over Washington, D.C., at about 8:30 p.m. Monday. The military planes, based at Andrews Air Force Base, escorted the smaller craft until...
  • Up in the sky: Not a bird or a plane — a helicopter with ads

    Up in the sky: Not a bird or a plane — a helicopter with ads
    You know those banners towed by airplanes over beaches and stadiums? Old hat. Prepare yourself for airborne advertising 2.0. A Columbia startup is using a helicopter to hover over traffic and events in the Baltimore-Washington area and display a huge...
  • Plane crash in Chesapeake Bay left mother and son adrift

    Plane crash in Chesapeake Bay left mother and son adrift
    Lanny Ross struggled to push his 78-year-old mother through the surf toward shore. On a cool, cloudy October afternoon, his two-seater plane had smacked into the Chesapeake Bay, stranding them both amid five-foot waves. His mother's right eye was...
  • 2 hurt in plane crash at Calvert Co. airport

    LUSBY — Maryland State Police say two people have been injured in a small plane crash at the end of a runway at a Calvert County airport. Trooper First Class E. West of the Prince Frederick barracks says the plane crashed around 6:30 p.m. Sunday at...
  • For abortion foes, an ultrasound is worth 1,000 words

    For abortion foes, an ultrasound is worth 1,000 words
    U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision in North Carolina's new abortion-restriction law that would require women seeking an abortion to view an...
  • Don't count on another miracle

    Don't count on another miracle
    Remember Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who landed his Airbus A320 carrying 155 passengers safely on the Hudson River in 2009 after a flock of geese collided with the jet over New York's LaGuardia Airport and stalled both...
  • Maryland sees a future in drones

    Maryland sees a future in drones
    In a cavernous production facility at AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Hunt Valley, workers assemble remote-control planes that help U.S. forces identify enemy targets. At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, researchers...
  • What can be done about bird strikes on airline jets?

    There is no doubt that bird strikes are a growing problem that is likely to result in airline tragedy, but your recent editorial fails to discuss exactly what the FAA can do about it ("Don't count on another miracle," Sept. 14). It seems to me that any...
  • Drones raise privacy concerns

    In February, President Obama signed a bill requiring the Federal Aviation Administration to accommodate unmanned aerial vehicles in America's civilian airspace. The legislation slipped through without much media notice and certainly with no input from the...
  • Do we know what we're getting into with drones?

    Why must values always take a back seat to the headlong rush of developing technology? ("Md. sees a future in the rise of unmanned aircraft," Aug. 14.) Sure, the creation of these new jobs in a sagging economy (1,050 jobs at AAI alone over the last...
  • Get lifted at Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Get lifted at Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival
    It's been more than a decade since hot air ballooning was dealt a huge blow in the aftermath of Sept. 11, when concern for national safety was at an all-time high and many flights were grounded. "We've come a long way since then," said Ron Broderick, a...
  • Social Security Administration gets C's in clear communication

    Advocates for plain language have issued their first report card on how clearly federal agencies communicate with taxpayers and others — and the Social Security Administration has drawn a pair of C's. That put the Woodlawn-based administration in...