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 >>
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.