Russ Niles

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Suit Launched In Toilet Collision
November 14, 2017 A Utah pilot is suing a local environmental group for damages to his airplane after he hit a camouflaged portable toilet on a...

Transport Canada Reinforces Pot Ban
November 12, 2017 Transport Canada is reminding pilots that while the rest of the country may be changing its attitude toward marijuana, it...

GAO Rejects Big Air Tanker Ban
November 12, 2017 The U.S. Forest Service clearly doesn’t want to use the so-called “super tanker” firefighting aircraft that have emerged in...

DHS Hacked Airliner Systems
November 12, 2017 The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly told a cyber security conference it was able to hack the internal systems...

Copycat Suicide Eyed In Cargo Crash
November 5, 2017 Copycat suicide is one of three scenarios being considered by Canada’s Transportation Safety Board in the 2015 crash of a...

Sequester Scenario Seen In Privatization
November 5, 2017 Air traffic control privatization could trigger government paralysis as the extra $100 billion it costs ripples through the...

Fight For ATC Just Warming Up
November 5, 2017 In a few months, the Trump administration will need a new FAA administrator because Michael Huerta's last day in Jan. 1. Who...

AirText Cockpit Texting System
November 5, 2017 Texting is the preferred method of communication for many so David Gray decided to bring it to the cockpit with a low-cost...

FAA Proposes $3.7 Million Fine Against NavWorx
October 29, 2017 The FAA wants to fine the now-shuttered NavWorx $3.7 million for allegedly altering its ADS-B transmitters to hide the fact...

Canada Dropping Checks On Check Pilots?
October 29, 2017 Transport Canada might leave all pilot proficiency checks on airline pilots up to the airlines themselves, according to...