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2/16/2018

Winter woes played a part in AOPA Opinion Leader blogger Garrett Fisher's plans for Pre-Pyrenees missions, which included a checkride for his European pilot certificate.

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2/16/2018

The Office of Inspector General has recommended that the Transportation Security Administration implement a schedule for updating its manuals on handling sensitive information, track sensitive security information redaction challenges, document justifications for changes in the agency's position on such sensitive information and make the changes accessible to employees.

2/16/2018

The Federal Aviation Administration has recognized Stillwater Regional Airport with its 2017 Oklahoma Regional Airport of the Year Award. "It's very important for everyone to understand that an award like this is a product of our staff and the partnership that exists between the City of Stillwater, the Airport Authority, Oklahoma State University, the Chamber of Commerce and Visit Stillwater," said Gary Johnson, director of the airport.

2/16/2018

Alaska Airlines has expanded its Wine Flies Free program to include 18 more airports on the West Coast. The program lets Mileage Plan members check a case of wine for free on domestic flights at select airports.

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2/16/2018

Idaho's Friedman Memorial Airport was closed for 50 minutes after the nose wheel of a Beechcraft Duke aircraft collapsed after landing. There were no injuries and no commercial flights were affected.

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2/16/2018

Virginia's Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is working to minimize traffic disruptions as it begins construction of two new security checkpoint buildings. The project is expected to take at least a year and delays are expected as soon as early March.

2/16/2018

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved a $30 million expansion of Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, N.Y. The project will include a new 20,000-square-foot international arrivals area with a permanent customs inspection facility.

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2/15/2018

A couple who met two years ago on an Air Canada flight has received a gift from the airline: tickets to Paris. Air Canada posted the couple's story on Instagram for Valentine's Day.

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2/15/2018

Transportation Security Administration officers screening passengers at Idaho Falls Regional Airport on Tuesday discovered a loaded gun in a traveler's carry-on bag. Local police were notified.

2/15/2018

Virgin Airlines Flight VIR850P left London's Heathrow Airport Wednesday morning and flew to the west coast of England to draw a giant heart before returning to the airport.