Aviation

Astronaut Jerry Ross in suited portrait at Johnson Space Ctr.  (credit: Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Spaceflight Record Holder, Retired NASA Astronaut Jerry Ross Honored At Baseball Game

In the triple-digit heat, retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross stood on the mound, waved to the crowd, and delivered a solid pitch to open the minor league ball game in his honor.

08/09/2015

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NASA’s Volcanic Ash Test Aims To Study Engine Health, Improve Aviation Safety

Matt Kamlet, CBS Los Angeles EDWARDS (CBSLA.com) — One of the more tragic aspects of a flight crash is the circumstantial fact that, sometimes, the pilot simply does not have control over the anomaly that […]

07/11/2015

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NASA-Developed Electric Propulsion Tech To Increase Aviation Energy Efficiency By 500 Percent

In this potential “new age of aviation”, aircraft would be far less reliant on fossil fuels, while improving performance and greatly reducing noise.

05/16/2015

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USC Expert Concerned About Reaction To Alps Plane Crash

University of Southern California aviation expert Michael Barr is concerned about the flying public’s response to news that Tuesday’s Germanwings jetliner crash in the French Alps was a willful act.

03/26/2015

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After Plane Crash, Harrison Ford to Narrate Airplane Documentary

Harrison Ford, who recently crashed his vintage airplane on a Los Angeles golf course, is returning to the skies — at least with his voice.

03/20/2015

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FAA’s New Proposal On Commercial Drone Use Draws Mixed Reviews

The proposal arrives as companies such as Amazon continue to develop a drone delivery system and smaller businesses, in industries like filmmaking and real estate, hope to give their projects an aerial view.

02/16/2015

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Near Miss At LAX May Spark Tighter Regulations On Drone Use

Some in the aviation community are calling for tighter laws and regulations after a potentially hazardous event was avoided at LAX involving a commercial flight and a drone.

02/10/2015

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Pilot Escapes Injury After Single-Engine Plane Crash At Long Beach Airport

The pilot said he lost power as he was conducting “touch and go” operations at approximately 200 feet in the air when the incident occurred.

09/09/2013

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34-Year-Old Woman In Grave Condition After Police Cruiser Slams Into Car

The accident happened around 2 a.m. in the 3700 block of El Segundo Boulevard in Hawthorne.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/24/2013

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: Western Museum Of Flight

The South Bay has a rich history of aviation – and much of it’s on display at the Western Museum of Flight in Torrance.

03/08/2013

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Aviation Investigators Receive Training In Los Angeles

Many aviation investigators take part in the analysis and prevention of plane crashes. A large number of them use knowledge and skills taught through training here in Los Angeles.

03/05/2013

Flight 191 moments before it crashed killing everyone on board. (credit: AP)

3 Decades Later, Victims Of America’s Deadliest Plane Crash Get A Memorial

The crash of American Airlines flight 191 in 1979 was the deadliest in US aviation history. And many of the plane’s victims were from California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2011

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KFWB On Your Corner: Aviation In Burbank

Most people think of Burbank today as a media city, but it owes a lot of its history to Lockheed.

09/16/2011