Transgender Pilots Frustrated Over Extra Scrutiny From FAAWhen it comes to clearing pilots for takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration uses regular medical exams to make sure they're fit to fly. But the process may not be fair for everyone in the cockpit.
American Airlines Sends Wrong Plane From LAX To Hawaii; FAA InvestigatingAmerican Airlines has reportedly confirmed sending the wrong airplane from Los Angeles to Hawaii last month, a plane that was not certified to fly across the ocean.
FAA: Growing Number Of Close Calls Between Drones, Planes Above Bay AreaA new report from the Federal Aviation Administration details just how often drones cause problems for airplanes above the Bay Area.
Plane With Unconscious Pilot At Controls Plunges Into Ocean 460 Miles Off Point ReyesU.S. Coast Guard officials said they have suspended a search Friday afternoon for the pilot of an experimental aircraft that crashed off of Point Reyes Thursday night.
San Jose City Council OK's Crime Fighting Drone For City's Police DepartmentThe San Jose city council has given the police department the go-ahead to use a new drone for crime fighting.
Tired Air Traffic Controllers Making Skies Less Safe, According To Newly-Released FAA StudyAir traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years.
Fire Officials Urge Drone Pilots To Stay Away From California Wildfire ZonesBoth California and federal fire agencies teamed up Friday to deliver a strong message to the public: don't fly drones over wildfires.
Coast Guard Helicopter Crash Lands At San Francisco International AirportA Coast Guard helicopter that was conducting hovering training near the San Francisco International Airport crash landed Monday, but no one was reported injured.
New SFO Traffic Flow Creating Headaches For Some Palo Alto ResidentsPeople on the Peninsula have noticed planes flying overhead for years, but because of new FAA satellite technology, say it's gotten worse.
Pilot Killed In Small Plane Crash Near Castro ValleyThe pilot of a small plane was killed when it crashed in the hills near Castro Valley, according to authorities.
21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On FarmsA drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States.
Drone Swarm Plagues Golden Gate Bridge; Officials Asking For RestrictionsThe agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span.