Pilots

Allegiant Airlines. (CBS)

Allegiant Airline Pilots Say Company Cutting Too Many Corners At Cost Of Safety

Their slogan says “travel is our deal,” but pilots who fly for Allegiant Air say the company is cutting too many corners at the cost of safety.

06/22/2015

Laverne Cox cast in CBS legal drama 'Doubt' (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

A Guide To CBS’ 2015 Pilot Season Orders

The 2015 pilot season has started, and CBS has already ordered plenty of new dramas and comedies

02/19/2015

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FAA Records Show Sharp Increase In Near Collisions Between Drones And Aircraft

There have been at least 25 near collisions over the last six months, and more than 175 incidents of drones seen near airports or in restricted airspace.

11/26/2014

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Cargo Pilots Say Fatigue Leading To Big Danger Below

Dozens of huge cargo jets fly over Bay Area neighborhoods daily, and the pilots flying them say lack of rest is creating a big danger below.

11/16/2014

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

Asiana Flight 214 Plane Crash

Asiana Points To Possible Malfunction As Factor In SFO Crash

The pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, were raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777’s speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.

10/08/2013

Boeing 777 Crashes At San Francisco Airport

Glide Slope Indicator Operating At SFO For 1st Time Since Crash

Pilots flying into San Francisco International Airport will once again be able to land with the help of an important piece of equipment that was out of service when an Asiana Airlines flight crash landed last month.

08/22/2013

Flight Simulator

FAA Wants Foreign Pilots To Use GPS Instruments To Land At SFO

In a response to the deadly Asiana Airlines crash, the Federal Aviation Administration is advising that all foreign airlines use GPS technology when landing at the San Francisco International Airport because of concerns over pilots’ experience with visual approaches.

07/29/2013

Downed Aircraft

Pilots Survive Midair Collision In Solano County With Minor Injuries

The owner of a helicopter flight school, with a student who was involved in a midair collision over Solano County, says the aircraft narrowly escaped what could have been a deadly crash.

02/20/2012

George Lucas' High-Flying Adventure 'Red Tails' Grounded In History

George Lucas’ High-Flying Adventure ‘Red Tails’ Grounded In History

The history of the Tuskegee Airmen is significant and “Red Tails,” Bay Area film maker George Lucas’ labor of love, some 23 years in the making…

01/20/2012

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