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11/22/2017

The Chicago Department of Aviation said Tuesday that O'Hare and Midway international airports are expected to see about 2 million travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday, with Sunday projected to be the busiest day. O'Hare will soothe passengers with live music today, while Midway will offer hot cocoa.

11/22/2017

Art Davidson, a retired Carnegie Mellon University researcher and administrator, suggests that an airport located between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, linked by high-speed rail, could better serve residents of both cities.

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11/22/2017

The rate of fatal crashes among privately owned aircraft dropped to less than 1 per 100,000 flight hours in 2016, the lowest it's been in 50 years, according to the US National Transportation Safety Board. The data show that 386 people were killed in private aviation accidents last year, and while that number was slightly higher than in 2015, the rate went down because of growth in private aircraft usage.

11/22/2017

Airbus is developing technology that could one day lead to pilotless aircraft. "We're pursuing single-pilot operation as a potential option and a lot of the technologies needed to make that happen has also put us on the path towards unpiloted operation," said Chief Technology Officer Paul Eremenko.

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11/22/2017

Earning the instrument rating is one of the hardest things Opinion Leaders blogger Jolie Lucas says she has done: "Being a learner is hard. It is hard on the ego, your emotions, and your confidence." Find out how she overcame challenges to get the rating.

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11/22/2017

Students and faculty at Ohio's Kent State University Airport held a Props 4 Paws food drive and collected 10,000 pounds and 7,600 cans of pet food. "The airport is a reflection of the community it serves, and the community came together to provide these supplies for the animals," said Airport Manager David Poluga.

11/22/2017

Pilots seeking a deep dive into the legend on aeronautical charts need to look no further than the new FAA Aeronautical Chart User's Guide. The 131-page book includes new symbols that have crept onto charts since the last guide was published in 2011.

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11/21/2017

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers nationwide have found a new record 3,733 guns so far this year, more than the 3,391 found in all of 2016.

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WTSP-TV (Tampa, Fla.)
11/21/2017

Congress has approved $700 billion in defense authorizations for 2018, including $8 billion for submarines. The legislation would allow the Navy to commission 13 Virginia-class submarines.

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11/21/2017

Northrop Grumman is working on advanced cloaking technology for the B-21 Raider. Details of the aircraft's development remain a secret.

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