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Space Saving Bags (Credit, Randy Yagi)

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

A small remote-controlled drone. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Technology Ahead Of Regulations

The FAA is developing new rules as the technology makes drones far more versatile, but for now operators can run afoul of regulations by using them for commercial purposes. A recent case in Hartford highlighted the situation.

02/11/2014

A small remote-controlled drone. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hartford Drone Use Highlights Questions For Journalists

As police responded to a deadly Hartford car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.

02/11/2014

Aircraft Land At Heathrow Airport At Sunset

Federal Shutdown Concerns Aviation Safety Specialists

Aviation safety specialists are voicing their concerns about the impact of the partial federal government shutdown, despite a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration to recall some furloughed engineers, inspectors and safety staff.

10/08/2013

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One Dead in Ultralight Crash

EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) _ State Police say an unidentified man has died when the ultralight plane he was piloting crashed near an airport in East Windsor. The one-person plane crashed at about 10 a.m. […]

06/23/2013

Air Traffic Control Tower (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Confirmation That Airport Towers Will Remain Open

Official word comes from the Federal Department of Transportation this afternoon that six regional airport towers in Connecticut — along with 143 others around the country — will remain open, despite federal funds sequestration.

05/10/2013

Air Traffic Control Tower (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Report: Smaller Airport Towers Will Remain Open

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has assured lawmakers the Obama administration will prevent the closure of 149 small airport towers — sox of them in Connecticut — as a result of legislation passed by Congress, according to officials involved in negotiations on the bill.

04/30/2013

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Joins With Kansas Senator In Call To Halt FAA Furloughs

Two senators are urging the Obama administration to postpone the furloughing of air traffic controllers, saying the turmoil caused by reduced staffing raises economic and security concerns as well as inconveniencing thousands of travelers.

04/23/2013

Brainard Airport in Hartford.

FAA Will Keep Small Towers Open Until June

The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced Friday.

04/05/2013

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