Federal Aviation Administration

FAA Investigates Recent 'Laser Attack' Reports

Jan 17, 2017
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

Recent police reports indicate aircraft on the Kenai Peninsula are being targeted by handheld lasers.

According to Kenai Police Chief David Ross, three laser incidents were reported to the Kenai Police Department in 2016. The incidents occurred in April, November and December.

Air Carrier Accused Of Punishing Whistleblower

Mar 2, 2016
Courtesy of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Bald Mountain Air Service is accused of suspending, firing and then essentially blacklisting a pilot who blew the whistle on the company for violating federal safety standards. The U.S. Department of Labor ordered the air service to reinstate the pilot and pay him $100,000 in damages on top of a little more than three years’ back pay. 

Drone Pilot Struggles With Federal Regulations

Dec 29, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

A Homer business owner wants to use a drone to take pictures and shoot video of properties in Homer. But, restrictions on drone piloting hurt his chances of making the business work.