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At 81, Rep. Bob Lynn is Alaska's oldest lawmaker

...was teaching elementary school in California when the Air Force recalled him in 1962. He worked as an Air Force air traffic controller during the Cuban Missile Crisis.His first taste of Alaska came when the Air Force sent him to Kotzebue Air Force...
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Respecting liberty means hearing all sides of the story

...he disagrees with the mainstream media. In fact, I agree with him that Obama was absolutely wrong to furlough air traffic controllers while implementing sequestration last March. And he's right that the administration shouldn't have closed...
Airlines' on-time rating drops again

...on and off the plane.The May results were still better than April, when airlines blamed furloughs of federal air traffic controllers for causing nearly one in four flights to be late and nearly one in 50 to be canceled."On-time performance...
Pioneering Juneau attorney to be honored at luncheon Friday

...time."Born in 1925 in Chaska, Minn., Kohls came to Alaska at 19 years old to work as a radio operator and air traffic controller for the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the forerunner to the Federal Aviation Administration. That was in...
Aborted landing preceded fatal crash

...Transportation Safety Board. Lilly was approaching Merrill Field for a landing on its main east-west runway when an air traffic controller told him to go around it.The airplane was heading west and climbing when it lost power as it made a left turn...
Pilot dies in plane crash

...near Point Howard."Our last communication with them was definitely over land," Erickson said, adding that air traffic controllers with the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Service Station did a routine check-in before they lost...
Air traffic controller furloughs could delay flights to Alaska

...could be delayed because of air traffic controller furloughs throughout the...said.Unpaid furloughs of air traffic controllers were forced by the mandatory...could not give the number of air traffic controllers going on furlough in Alaska...
NASA may have an app to help Alaska's pilots avoid hazards

...see both sides of that pass. Otherwise, you end up in the side of a mountain," says Mike Pannone, a retired air traffic controller."The more information you can get readily available to the pilot - particularly in Alaska - the better off...
Second volcano this month is heating up in Alaska

...said. At night, the 8,262-foot volcano glowed.No ash clouds were immediately detected Monday, and local air traffic controller Craig Jackson said there were no flight interruptions.Pavlof is among the most active volcanoes in the Aleutian...
Budget cuts pare real-time monitoring of volcanoes

...observatories. And while these types of cuts may not be immediately felt by the public - unlike the furloughs of air traffic controllers that caused flight delays nationwide - they are just as damaging, said Murray."The challenges with what we...


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