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How safe are helicopter tours?

A helicopter tour carrying six people crashed into New York ... Though, there is still a way to go to make the private helicopter sector as safe as commercial flights. The FAA is tackling the problem ... read more

How Your Brain Morphs Stressful Family Vacations Into Pleasant Memories

It could have been that we planned hours of walking, sightseeing and museum-hopping with no downtime ... “Kids like sameness, security and feeling safe,” said Dr. Suanne Kowal-Connelly, a pediatrician ... read more

Local Reaction to Hudson Helicopter Crash

The deadly crash over the Hudson River made an impact on pilots throughout the sightseeing business. Panhandle Helicopter Tours Pilot ... The FAA also placed more regulations on tour aircraft to make ... read more

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Alaska sightseeing plane crash leaves 4 dead, 1 missing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Searchers said Monday that they found four people dead in a sightseeing airplane carrying Polish tourists ... "The pilot was able to make a satellite phone call to K2 Aviation," Na... read more

CARROLL: Ups and downs of helicopters

There’s nothing like a helicopter for getting up above it all and seeing the big picture. We use the service for business purposes. Our friends and visitors use them for sightseeing ... for the advent... read more

Native Hawaiians see a silver lining to destruction caused by recent volcanic eruptions

On Hawaii island, people living in the shadow of its active volcanoes know that Pele can make herself known at ... Expedia reported that since May, helicopter tours have increased more than 22% as it’ ... read more

The Blue Angels take to the skies this weekend — what to look for in their Diamond 360 maneuver

Performances are influenced by cloud cover and visibility as they impact what maneuvers are safe to perform. The Diamond 360 is one ... This maneuver entails four pilots working together to make a tig... read more

Behind the scenes: Surviving a helicopter crash

NEW YORK — All five passengers aboard a sightseeing helicopter tour on March 11, meant to capture the iconic sights of New York, are dead. The pilot, who was not only experienced but in a different ha... read more

Rules Tightened for Helicopter Tours

Bowing to pressure from community groups upset by the noise of whirring rotors, city officials have banned most types of helicopter sightseeing ... to make a concession for them to be able to fly over ... read more

Feds probe New York helicopter crash, examine passenger restraints

Three incidents ended in safe landings ... for banning sightseeing copter flights over Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some Democratic New York city council members are pressing the city to take its own steps ... read more

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