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Air traffic controller to be honored

...Bill Bunten, 82, was flying from Ketchikan to Juneau when he encountered bad weather and icing conditions. His navigation systems malfunctioned, and he was lost in the clouds, descending toward the mountains around Juneau.Corts, monitoring...
Tough commutes

...get to work. Simpkins and Edwards take care of the Federal Aviation Administration's radar, communications and navigation systems on Middleton Island as well as the runway, the buildings that house the equipment and the power plant that keeps...
Technology makes air travel safer

...The new routes, drawn mostly over the panhandle's water ways, will enable small aircraft equipped with special navigation systems to fly through any weather conditions and reduce accidents, officials said. Today, pilots from two charter air...
Skiing on adrenaline

...skills. After completing her eighth year at the clinic, held March 28-April 2, Macaulay, a former avionics navigation systems specialist, said the experience was wonderful, as usual. "It's remarkable to come and see veterans from all...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...west coast. Some 16 people died. The ferry was just three months old and was equipped with the latest safety and navigation systems, but it hit a shoal anyway and sank 45 minutes later. Officials in Norway said the weather may have been worse...
Stealthy fighter jet's arrival meets criticism

...Kadena Air force Base in Okinawa, Japan, when several of them experienced computer glitches that crippled their navigation systems and hindered communications. As a result, the Air Force had to repair 87 of the fighters that faced similar problems...
Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks

...considering future guidelines to address portable electronic devices drivers carry with them in cars, including GPS navigation systems, smartphones, and electronic tablets and pads.In December, the National Transportation Safety Board, which...
Plane crashes claim 17 people this summer

...two people dead Friday in the wreckage of a Piper PA-18 near McGrath. Aviation experts say a combination of new navigation systems, better runways and a growing professionalism have significantly reduced accidents since the barnstorming days...
Alaska Air tests fuel-saving landing procedure

...Alaska, for instance, has used satellite-based navigation systems since 1994 to help it navigate its aircraft to Alaska airports. Those global positioning navigation systems, for instance, allow the airline to fly between...
Y2k bug pestering prison system, ferry

...assess items on the brand-new Kennicott, such as the generators, computer-based control systems (but not navigation systems), elevators and other items. He said the chief concern is parts manufactured in foreign countries. The department...


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