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Authorities Warn Of Penalties Against Laser Pointers Targeting Pilots Flying Planes

Laser pointers shined into the eyes of pilots in the air. The Feds are pushing for stiff new penalties against laser strikes. A WJZ investigation brought the problem to light here in Maryland.

05/17/2012

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Frederick Tower First In Md. With New FAA Technology

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin says Frederick Municipal Airport will be the first general-aviation airport in Maryland using new technology to track aircraft.

02/21/2012

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Teen Arrested After State Police Helicopter Spotlighted With Laser

A potentially deadly prank. A teenager is accused of pointing a laser at a Maryland State Police helicopter, putting the pilot in danger.

09/21/2011

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Republicans Insist Rural Air Subsidy Must Be Cut

The bill temporarily extending the FAA’s operating authority through mid-September includes a provision that would eliminate subsidies for Hagerstown and nine other communities.

08/19/2011

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Senate Approves Legislation Ending 2-Week Partial FAA Shutdown

President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume.

08/06/2011

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Congress Reaches Compromise Ending Partial FAA Shutdown

Senate to vote on House bill extending FAA’s operating authority through mid-September, and provision to eliminate air service subsidies.

08/04/2011

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Congress Stalemate Affects FAA Employees At BWI

The newest stalemate in Congress is having a major impact on the nation’s airports. A funding dispute in Washington has shut down the FAA, putting tens of thousans of people out of work across the country.

08/03/2011

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Subsidy For Air Travel In Hagerstown In Jeopardy

A federal subsidy for air travel in Hagerstown is in jeopardy because of a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.

07/23/2011

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Tougher Penalties For Laser Pointers Aimed At Aircrafts

It may be used as a plaything, but laser pointers are deadly serious when focused on aircrafts. Incidents of pilots being temporary blinded has nearly doubled.

06/01/2011

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FAA Fires 2 Controllers, Issues New Flight Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration took new steps Wednesday to fix problems in the nation’s air traffic control system, firing two controllers for sleeping on the job and ordering a higher level of supervision over aircraft carrying the first lady or vice president.

04/21/2011

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FAA Introduces New Rules For Airlines

The federal government is going to bat for airline passengers.

04/20/2011

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NTSB Investigates Aborted Landing Of Obama Plane

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the aborted landing of a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama earlier this week.

04/20/2011

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