Update 3: NORAD and the FAA confirm the plane crashed 14 miles off the coast of Port Antonio, Jamaica at about 2:15 p.m. Only the pilot and his wife were aboard the flight. Update 2: The AP is reporting that the plane has crashed in Jamaica. FlightAware.com no longer shows the plane on their trac ... More >>
Apparently, laser pointers are huge problem for both local law enforcement and the FBI. Nope, not your high school physics teacher who just realized she had a red LED light on her forehead the entire time some smart-ass was asking when the class would be "learning about lasers." Not your cat that ca ... More >>
The Federal Aviation Administration says an unmanned drone nearly collided with a commercial US Airways jet over Florida several weeks ago. The FAA says the possibility of drones and planes crashing into one another is becoming more and more a threat. According to reports, on March 22, the 50-seat ... More >>
A Gainesville skydiver crashed into an airplane over the weekend and walked away with only minor bruises and injuries. He also says he'll be going back up for more jumps as soon as he can. And here you are being afraid of a spider in your toilet. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale officials think they've finally gotten through the last of the hurdles to get a $110 million waterpark up and running nearby the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport.. They're so enthusiastic, in fact, that they've met all the Federal Aviation Administration's regulations and concerns, ... More >>
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the pilot of a Piper PA 46 reported to them that a passenger fell from aircraft on Thursday afternoon. The pilot told the FAA that he had been flying at 1,800 feet, about eight miles southeast of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, when the pas ... More >>
The bodies of the two South Florida couples who died in a plane crash in Virginia last week have been recovered. Salvage crews have been working since Sunday night to remove the wreckage of the crashed twin-propeller Cessna 340. The crews had been battling harsh weather conditions as they perform ... More >>
The Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that collapsed upon landing at LaGuardia Airport on Monday night is having a ripple effect on flights across the country, namely in our own backyard, at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The airport is so far reporting 15 arrival delays on Tuesday mo ... More >>
A helicopter carrying staff members of the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission has crashed in the Everglades. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the chopper went down near the Palm Beach/Broward County line.
A strange thing happens when you're catapulting through the upper layers of the troposphere, upside down, and inside a plane that weighs less than 500 pounds. Your higher synapses suddenly shut down, and while the rational part of your brain knows -- knows -- you're completely safe, that you're with ... More >>
People around the world were collectively glued to their TVs on October 15, 2009, when Richard and Mayumi Heene called the Federal Aviation Administration and a Colorado TV station and reported that their son Falcon had accidentally floated 7,000 feet into the sky in a homemade experimental flying s ... More >>
Boca Raton millionaire Marty O'Boyle doesn't like politicians scandalizing up his county, dag gummit. So he's doing what any millionaire with loads of time on his hands would do to combat such a thing: He's going to fly a big-ass blimp over Palm Beach County to shame elected officials whe ... More >>
The Daily Kos' David Waldman is tweeting up a storm about major GOP donors (and someone on Rick Perry's "favorite plane") having a secret meeting at the Koch brothers' Aspen compound this weekend, and Gov. Rick Scott has taken his first three-day weekend since last September. After the "maybe he ... More >>
Welcome back to "Holy Crap, That's Big," our blog series in which we look at humongous things going up in South Florida and the people behind them. Let this blog post serve as official notice that we are going to spend a lot of time puzzling over this huge pile of dirt for planes to drive on that al ... More >>
Monroe County Sheriff's OfficeThis was an inappropriate method of landing a plane.For the second time in four days, a plane somehow managed to crash on the Key West airport's only runway.Add in a $165,000 embezzling scheme and a drunk guy making bomb threats and you've got one hell of a two-week ... More >>
Flickr user: youngwarriorBoca's corporate jets will get a runway upgrade.Millions of dollars for police officers, schools, roads, bridges -- no one's going to argue with most of these federally funded stimulus projects. In tough times, people want cops, teachers, and construction crews to stay on ... More >>
The Federal Aviation Administration has been investigating Gulfstream International Airlines in Fort Lauderdale ever since operator error was blamed for the February 12 crash of a flight bound for Buffalo, N.Y. The regional operator has come under fire for allegedly falsifying flight logs and lettin ... More >>
The 'Pipe breaks loose
Hell for Leather on Flight 48
The Sun-Sentinel brass steps over the line on airport expansion
Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death
A Pembroke Pines company wants to flood the country with invisible beams from high-flying blimps. Want to invest?
Air traffic control, meet pirate hip-hop radio.
Another family has a story of loss in the Bahamas -- and it could help solve the Gary Weaver case.
After 21 years, Donna Weaver seems to finally be zeroing in on her lost husband
Following a long tradition, new Fort Lauderdale City Manager George Gretsas tries to tame the big spenders at City Hall
Throw Caution to the Sky
A Broward dentist saved hundreds of rabbits and became a national celebrity. Why do so many people fear him?
Be careful when you pack your carryon bag. You might end up in the calaboose.
The people watching the airlines should have and could have taken action... but didn't
Whether or not the state helps out AIDS sufferers, last week's botched protest says much about the HIV community's problem
When terrorists knock, the INS is more than likely to fall down on the job
Terrorism on the East Coast: It was predicted
Broward commissioners are spending big bucks on an unlikely airport-growth scheme
The city is worries about the image of the groovy, cosmopolitan beach area.
When Gary Weaver disappeared under mysterious circumstances, the authorities eventually gave up.
His wife didn't.
What Planet Are You From?
In October a skydiver named Mike McDonald made a fatal leap. He was the third client of Skydive Palm Beach to die in a year.
Coming soon to a courtroom near you: dueling conspiracy theories that pit Fort Lauderdale's finest against their political bosses. One certain verdict: There's a price to pay for tangling with civic activist Sonny Irons.