While authorities haven't disclosed who was flying the helicopter that crashed Saturday in Pennsylvania, killing five, David Jenny, 30, was the only certified pilot on board. He was recalled by family and associates as an adventurous man who loved to fly.
A single-engine plane made an unexpected appearance during The John Carroll School's commencement ceremony Saturday afternoon, flying over the graduates sitting on the school's athletic field. Police announced the arrest of a juvenile on Monday.
Crashes of amateur-built planes, such as the one last Saturday in Suffolk, Va., that killed a father from Davidsonville and his son from Westminster and remains under investigation, are tragic, said Carl Kesselring, the manager of Suburban Airport in Laurel.
Federal investigators said Monday they have begun examining the wreckage of a two-seater, home-built airplane that crashed Sunday in Virginia, killing a man from Davidson and his son from Westminster, the father of 10 children.
By By Andrea F. Siegel and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
Five air traffic control towers in Maryland that had been slated to shut down in June as a result of federal budget cuts are now expected to remain open, federal officials said Wednesday — easing fears that the closures could have backed up traffic at BWI Marshall Airport.
While the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved a Senate plan to avoid furloughs of air traffic controlllers, positions responsible for weather observation at BWI Marshall Airport and other airports across the country are at risk.
As federal agencies pull back on spending, 7Delta's strategy is thinking big. The Columbia IT firm is going after larger contracts, a diversification tactic that other federal contractors at the smaller end of the scale are trying, too: Expansion in a time of retrenchment.
The Redbird full-motion flight simulator owned by Middle River Aviation, the only one of its kind in Maryland, helps trim the cost of getting a pilot's certificate, can assist lapsed pilots trying to regain skills, or train those looking for a license upgrade.
One month after across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration began there are signs the impact on the economy — even in a state such as Maryland with strong ties to the federal government — might not be as severe as initially feared.
Private pilots across Maryland and two commercial airlines will have their wings clipped next month as the Federal Aviation Administration closes five air traffic control towers as part of an effort to comply with across-the-board budget cuts mandated by Congress.