A team of tech wizards and journalists at the University of Missouri-Columbia are about to begin work on cutting-edge technology that's rapidly advancing into the world of journalism: Drones.
Not the kind that drop bombs -- that kind that can be flown to areas where news is breaking and can be film ... More >>
Calling all idiots: Do NOT point laser pointers at aircraft flying overhead. And should the impulse prove unstoppable, maybe think harder before pointing it at a police helicopter.
Michael Brandon Smith might find that out the hard way. According to an unsealed indictment, Smith was at a home in th ... More >>
FBI: Don't fall sway to the Dark Side!Yes, they're incredibly cool and freak the hell out of your cat. But c'mon, people. Quit shooting your laser pointers at airplanes and helicopters. According to officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, at least two aircraft a month in the region ... More >>
An extra airport fee to fund the taxicab commission is legal, its lawyer says.Last week, we told you about the lawsuit filed by a pair of taxi drivers, alleging that the $1 fee assessed on cabs leaving Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is an illegal tax.But within days of the class action s ... More >>
The crash site (blue marker) is just a mile or two from the airport.A Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter crashed around 11 a.m. this morning in unincorporated west St. Louis County killing the pilot. He was the only person in the aircraft. No one on the ground was injured.According to reports, th ... More >>
It is high time the TSA get its comeuppance for airport screening indignities.On March 29, 2009, Steve Bierfeldt was detained in a small room at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and interrogated for a half-hour by the Transportation Security Administration.
Bierfeldt's ... More >>
Laser pointers: Not just for freaking out your cats.The Post-Dispatch has an interesting article today about a 21-year-old man arrested Tuesday night for shooting a laser pointer at a St. Louis County Police helicopter. According to the paper, the man was sitting in a parked vehicle around 9:30 p ... More >>
Should this plane have been grounded? According to a new study, more than 65,000 flights should have been over the past six years.Since 2003, at least 65,000 U.S. airline flights should never have been permitted to leave the ground because shoddy repair work and improper maintaina ... More >>
The common blackbird is often cited for many of the collisions at Lambert Field. The Associated Press recently reported that bird-plane collisions across the United States rose dramatically last year with nearly 10,000 documented incidents -- up from a previous high of 7,507 strikes in 2007.In so ... More >>