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State wildfire responders keep eye on dry conditions

...and a pilot car led motorists through smoke.The state Division of Forestry responded with aircraft - a water-scooping airplane, three retardant tankers and a helicopter dropping water - plus six ground crews.All but one 2015 fire were caused by humans...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/state-wildfire-responders-keep-eye-dry-
State
Panel: Could cramped airline seats be dangerous?

WASHINGTON - The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers' health and safety.Planes are filled with more passengers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/panel-could-cramped-airline-seats-be-
Not For Web

...want changes. And we would make all the drawings of the interior."A frequent refrain he hears is that he puts too many airplanes in his paintings. In fact, one woman on Friday told him just that."No, no," he told her, adding there was no such...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-10
Art
Search begins for pilot in trouble over Prince William Sound

...ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard is searching for the pilot of a small airplane who reported engine trouble over Prince William Sound.Anchorage...Class Shawn Eggert said the pilot was the only person on the airplane.The Coast Guard searched with an MH-60 helicopter and a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/search-begins-pilot-trouble-over-prince
State
UAS marks 44th commencement with farewell to chancellor and a message from the sky

...give up on your dreams" was the first bit of advice from a man who took an unexpected route to his dream of working with airplanes.He became enthralled with planes at age 5 and spent afternoons in high school watching them take off and land.Though Tilden...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-04/uas-marks-44th-commencement-farewell-ch
Local
Fliers get a bit of relief as summer airfares fall

...remain at these levels.Travelers are only seeing a sliver of those savings. The rest of the money is being used to upgrade airplanes and airports, pay employee bonuses and reward shareholders as airlines continue to post record profits.European economic...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-21/fliers-get-bit-relief-summer-airfares
Not For Web
A day in the life of Rosa Miller

...as a partner.Later, Miller formed the Mount Juneau Tlingit dancers.Her grandfather composed a song about the first two airplanes coming to Juneau, and the arrival of electricity.She was elected tribal leader of the Auk Kwaan in 1997."Somebody had...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-15/day-life-rosa-miller
Art
Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash

...Lubitz seemed to be toying with the airplane's settings on the earlier flight from...controllers were asking him to bring the airplane down gradually from 35,000 feet to...altitude select" window, although the airplane didn't move in response to the inputs...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/germanwings-co-pilot-practiced-descen
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NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

...crash killed pilot Terry Hansen, 68, passengers Rose Polty, 57, Richard Polty, 65, and 5-month-old Wyatt Coffee.The airplane left Bethel for Mountain Village and began icing up when it ran into thick, cold fog. The pilot tried diverting to St. Mary's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/ntsb-releases-documents-fatal-alaska-cr
State | AK legislature
Over and out

...job. "You kind of blow it off as part of the job, but it does kind of hit you pretty hard."Another bad one? When an airplane flown by Guenther's then-boss, Trooper Sgt. Bob Bittick, and deputy Department of Public Safety commissioner Claude...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-03/over-and-out
State | Local

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