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Sequester Cuts Devastating Families With Two Government Jobs

Sequester Cuts Devastating Families With Two Government Jobs

By Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK -- The U.S. government's effort at cutting spending across the board is hurting a population once considered among the most financially stable -- dual income families where both partners are government employees. Starting on Monday, employees at agencies such as the Federal Aviation... Read More »

Air France Crash: Pilot Marc Dubois Reportedly Was Sleep Deprived

Air France Crash: Pilot Marc Dubois Reportedly Was Sleep Deprived

On May 31, 2009, an Air France plane carrying 228 people from Brazil to France crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. It was one of the deadliest accidents in aviation history, and according to a recently disclosed judicial report, the pilot had only one hour of sleep. "I didn't sleep... Read More »

Watchdog: Air Traffic Controller Errors Soaring

Watchdog: Air Traffic Controller Errors Soaring

By Joan Lowy WASHINGTON (AP) -- Errors by air traffic controllers in the vicinity of airports as well as incidents in which there was an unauthorized plane, vehicle, or person on a runway have increased sharply, a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday. Read More »

House Painters Save Pilot After Plane Crashes In Backyard

House Painters Save Pilot After Plane Crashes In Backyard

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A pilot suffered a broken leg after crashing a small plane into the yard of a home near Santa Monica Airport, authorities said Monday. The Cessna 172 went down shortly after taking off from the airport around 2:30 p.m., Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer... Read More »

Government Orders Pilot to Give Himself Surprise Drug Tests

Government Orders Pilot to Give Himself Surprise Drug Tests

Does the government over-regulate much? A helicopter pilot who runs his own one-pilot charter company has been ordered by the FAA to adopt a random drug testing program, with the same requirements as major airlines. In other words, "I'm responsible for periodically surprising myself with a random drug test,"... Read More »

What's <i>Really</i> to Blame for Air Traffic Control's Increasing Errors

What's Really to Blame for Air Traffic Control's Increasing Errors

Asleep at the wheel has taken on all too real a meaning for American air traffic control. In addition to the high-profile aborted landing of an Air Force jet carrying Michelle Obama in April, the Federal Aviation Administration currently is investigating two cases of controllers sleeping on the job in January,... Read More »

Take Your Kid to Work ... Just Don't Let Him Direct Planes

Take Your Kid to Work ... Just Don't Let Him Direct Planes

We understand -- especially in this economy -- how school closings can wreak havoc with the best of a parent's intentions. Good babysitters are hard to come by, and they cost money. And you can't very well forgo a day's pay every time the weather gets iffy or the kids are home sick or off for winter break. So we... Read More »

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