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Turbulence may bring up the price of airfare. (Source: CBS4)

Turbulent Times As Scientists Investigate Flight Troubles

Turbulence is becoming a bigger problem that it used to be according to some pilots and scientists are concerned it is a result of climate changes.

05/19/2014

FORT LAUDERADLE - Firefighters check on the cockpit of a Spirit Airlines flight after it returned to the airport due to a smell of smoke in the cockpit. (Source: Wendi Grossman)

Spirit Flight Returns To Ft. Lauderdale Due To Smell Of Smoke In Cockpit

Passengers on a Spirit Airlines flight bound for Las Vegas Friday morning got a scare when the plane had to return to Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

CBS Miami–09/20/2013

Barrington Irving was the youngest person to pilot a plane around the world solo. (Source: CBS4)

Career Fair Features First Black Pilot To Fly Solo Around World

Barrington Irving, a renowned pilot and educator spoke to hundreds of middle- and high-school students Friday at a career fair benefiting underserved Miami students.

CBS4–03/01/2013

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American Airlines, Pilots Union Reach Tentative Contract Deal

American Airlines and its pilots union have reached a tentative agreement over a new contract, which will go into effect if approved by the board of the Allied Pilots Association.

CBS4–11/09/2012

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Bankruptcy Judge Voids American Airlines Pilot Contracts

A major step for American Airline in their efforts to emerge from bankruptcy. On Tuesday, a bankruptcy judge ruled that the air carrier can toss out its contracts with its pilots.

09/05/2012

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Red Tails Commemorates Powerful WWII Fighting Force

A little known town in Alabama produced some of the most important pilots in World War II, and there legacy is alive and well in South Florida and soon on the big screen.

CBS4–01/20/2012

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines In Hiring Mode, Job Fair Wednesday

Spirit Airlines wants you to apply for a job. Fort Lauderdale’s hometown airline will host a job fair Wednesday as it seeks to fill a variety of positions.

CBS4–10/12/2011

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Incentive Offered For Early Completion Of FLL Runway Upgrade

Homeowners annoyed by the noise of jets using an alternate runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will get a reprieve sooner than expected.

CBS4–05/24/2011

I-Team: Atlas Air Had Previous Plane Incidents

The CBS4 I-Team learned that parts have actually come off other Atlas Air 747’s in the past although not all the way off. In fact, CBS4 discovered falling parts coming off other airplanes have hurt […]

CBS4–02/06/2010

Near Collision Occurs After CBS4 Report

Yet another near collision on a runway was reported in South Florida, coming less than a day after an exclusive CBS4 investigation into close calls in our skies and on our airport runways.

The CBS4 I-Team has learned that only hours after our I-Team investigation aired, it happened again. This time it happened at Miami International Airport.

This latest close call involved a twin engine turboprop and a Boeing 757. Sources tell the CBS4 I-Team that around 10 a.m. Tuesday, an American Eagle Airlines AT-72 made a wrong turn onto runway 26 L. At the same time the 757, operated by UPS, was being cleared for take off, doing 50 knots down the very same runway 26L–headed straight for the turboprop when air traffic controllers intervened and stopped both planes.

CBS4–02/26/2008

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