Pennsylvania's William T. Piper Memorial Airport is holding its 33rd annual Sentimental Journey fly-in, a five-day exhibition featuring educational forums, the C54 museum aircraft, flying comedy skits by Greg Koontz and under-wing camping for visiting pilots. The event continues through Saturday.
Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey earned his private pilot's license this offseason and also bought a two-seater plane capable of performing basic aerobatic maneuvers. "It's more of a hobby than anything, but I do use it to travel shorter distances," he said.
A total of $3.5 million in funding for Florida and New Jersey airports shut down by presidential temporary flight restrictions is a step closer to reality.
The Transportation Security Administration is urging, but not requiring, travelers to put items like baby powder and protein powders into checked luggage. Travelers may be asked to remove powders from carry-on bags for additional screening.
Colorado Springs Airport invited children from early connections learning centers to decorate a temporary wall installed at the United Airlines ticket counter during a construction project. The mural will be displayed elsewhere in the airport when construction is finished.
International Wi-Fi provider Skyroam has installed vending machines selling Wi-Fi hotspots at Miami International Airport. Travelers can purchase the devices or rent them and return them by mail; daily service fees apply.
The city of Burlington, Vt., has approved a 10-year contract extension for travel retailer Hudson Group at Burlington International Airport.
Nashville International Airport in Tennessee has started a $268 million project to tear down the abandoned Concourse D and build a 116,000-square-foot concourse in its place. The airport has seen record traffic every year for the past five years.
The Transportation Security Administration is expecting to screen 4,300 passengers per day at Greater Rochester International Airport this summer, up from the 4,000 per day the agency usually sees at the airport. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein advises travelers to get to the airport 90 minutes before their flights and make sure they aren't carrying prohibited items.