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FAA: Remote flight service station to be repaired

...stations in Kenai and Dillingham, as well as the occasional use by Alaska Airlines and Peninsula Airways. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says the repairs are on time and extreme weather conditions continue to be a challenge for the agency. An inspection...
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Volcano blasts ash in two explosions

...temporary flight restrictions for a 5-mile radius around the volcano and for 50,000 feet above it, said spokesman Mike Fergus. Cargo or passenger traffic from Asia would usually fly through the area to Anchorage but could be easily rerouted...
Five Coloradans die in plane crash near Sitka

...earlier in the day. Controllers lost contact with the airplane as it descended to 4,000 feet just east of Sitka, said Mike Fergus, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Visibility was low at the time of the crash, Wetherell said...
Air traffic control faces staff shortage retire in the next nine years. That's more than three times the number who resigned in the past eight years. Mike Fergus, FAA Northwest Mountain Region spokesman, said the agency and the union agree there's a problem, but not on its...
Co-worker confirms death of Alaska pilot, 3 family members in midair collision of floatplanes

...people in a Cessna 206 were uninjured when the planes collided. Both aircraft had minor damage but were able to land safely in Anchorage. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus described that incident as "almost unheard of."
Investigation of Alaska midair collision continues

...collision, the planes overlapped each other by about 18 inches, Lewis said. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus described that incident as "almost unheard of." Even though the two midair collisions occurred just a few weeks apart...
Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens dies in plane crash

...Anchorage-based General Communications Inc., a phone, Internet and cable company.Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said the plane took off at 2 p.m. Monday from a GCI corporate site on Lake Nerka, heading to the Agulowak Lodge...
FAA restricts flights near Elmendorf

...during President Obama's visit. The flight restriction is from 12:20 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. today. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus says pilots can check the FAA Web site for additional details. It can be found at Obama is stopping in...
Ex-NASA chief among survivors

...Dillingham are often perilous through the mountains, even in good weather. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Mike Fergus said the plane, a 1957 DeHavilland DHC-3T registered to Anchorage-based General Communications Inc., took off...
Fighter jet crashes after mid-air collision

...Federal Aviation Administration will not investigate since the crash occurred in military airspace, said FAA spokesman Mike Fergus. A board comprised of Air Force officers will investigate, Anton said. Air Force officials would not immediately...


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