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  • Champion pilots to compete at Lamar-Dixon

    August 26, 2013 12:29 PM

    GONZALES - Organizers for the 2013 Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship announced that several big names in ballooning, including the reigning world champion, will be at next month's event. A spokesperson said John Petrehn, the reigning ballooning world champion, would be one of the pilots competing for a win... more »
  • Pilots approve new contract with American Airlines

    December 7, 2012 1:34 PM

    DALLAS - Pilots at American Airlines are approving a new labor contract, which could clear the way for consideration of a merger with US Airways. The pilots' union announced the results Friday. Pilots rejected a similar offer in August, but union leaders lobbied hard for passage the second time around.... more »
  • Marine Corps forms new fighter jet squadron

    November 19, 2012 3:08 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps is forming its first squadron of pilots to fly the latest fighter jet. The development comes months after lawmakers voiced concern the Defense Department was rushing the end of the testing phase for the aircraft. Two veteran Marine pilots of the 3rd Marine Aircraft... more »
  • FAA to issue rules aimed at tired airline pilots

    December 21, 2011 4:32 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal aviation officials are set to release rules aimed at preventing airline pilots from flying while dangerously fatigued. The Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to release the rules governing pilot work schedules today, nearly three years after the deadly crash of a regional airliner flown by two... more »
  • TSA: Pilots to be exempt from some airport checks

    November 19, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Airline pilots apparently won't have to go through the same type of screening that faces passengers at airports. Pilot groups say the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to let pilots skip the scanning and pat-downs. They say pilots in uniform will just have to present photo IDs. Amid... more »
  • Spirit Airlines make a deal to end pilots' strike

    June 17, 2010 6:18 AM

    The union for striking pilots at Spirit Airlines says it has reached a tentative agreement with the airline. The vice chairman of the pilots' union says they're still working out the details of when pilots will return to flying, but they're aiming to do it as soon as possible. Spirit... more »
  • Oil spill keeps pilots almost as busy as war

    May 28, 2010 5:14 AM

    The commander of the Louisiana National Guard's State Aviation Command says the Gulf oil spill is keeping pilots and crews almost as busy as war duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Col. Patrick R. Bossetta says that when all the pilots are counted, they're flying 40 to 50 hours a day.... more »
  • FAA: Pilots allowed to take antidepressants on job

    April 2, 2010 9:29 AM

    The Federal Aviation Administration says it is lifting a ban on allowing pilots taking antidepressants to fly. The agency said the possible side effects, such as drowsiness, of taking medications like Prozac do not pose a safety hazard. The ban had affected as many as 10,000 pilots. It... more »
  • Pilots licenses to fly revoked

    October 27, 2009 8:36 PM

    The pilots who violated Northwest Airlines rules by using their laptop computer in the cockpit and flying 150-miles past their destination were accused of putting their passengers in "serious jeopardy" by a lawyer for the FAA. It's in a letter to the pilots informing them that their license to fly... more »

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