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Battle In Berkeley To Make The City A ‘No Drone Zone’

A battle over drones is taking place in the city of Berkeley. One side wants them overhead, the other side wants to declare the city a ‘no drone zone’.

14 hours ago

A mock-up of the EMAS system being installed at San Francisco International Airport. (Margie Shafer/CBS)

SFO To Install System To Stop Runaway Planes On Its Short Runways

Two runways at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be closed in the coming months to improve runway safety zones by adding collapsible concrete to prevent plane overruns.

03/20/2014

Gerardo Flores' camera captured images of the emergency response to his skydive crash landing. (CBS)

Helmet Cam Captures Parachute Crash, Skydiver Now Suing Over ‘Worn’ Gear

Gerardo Flores claims that the parachute he rented from Skydive Monterey was in such bad shape that it opened prematurely at 13,000 feet. Flores was taking his 30th birthday jump when the chute opened improperly, sending him into a tailspin.

03/07/2014

Traveler (credit: Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Mineta San Jose Int'l Airport

San Jose Among Top Problem Areas For Pilot Landing Mistakes

Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don’t.

02/10/2014

Police drone. (CBS)

California Gets Passed Over For FAA Drone Development Site

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. California did not make the list, despite significant lobbying by the strong aerospace industry.

12/30/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: First Flight With New FAA Rules

I just arrived in Washington D.C. after my first flight since the FAA changed their rules that allow passengers to keep using their electronic devices during takeoff and landing.

11/04/2013

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

New Rules To Reduce Fog-Related Delays At SFO

Frequent flyers weary of fog-related delays at San Francisco International Airport have some relief on the horizon: the airport has implemented a new landing protocol that will increase the rate of flight arrivals when skies are gray.

11/04/2013

A United Airlines plane comes in for a landing. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia-Bound Jetliner Makes Emergency SFO Landing

A United Airlines flight bound for Sydney, Australia was forced to make an emergency landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday night

08/04/2013

San Francisco International Airport. (CBS)

FAA Imposes Landing Restrictions On Foreign Jets At SFO

U.S. aviation officials are no longer allowing foreign airlines to land alongside another plane when touching down at San Francisco International Airport.

07/30/2013

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