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Drone Sightings Up Dramatically

The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated Press. It’s a sharp increase from just two years ago when such reports were still unusual.

CBS Tampa–11/12/2014

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Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Near Jamaica

A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of more than 1,400 miles.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2014

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Illinois Teens Recovering From Fla. Plane Crash

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Illinois teenagers remain in a Tampa hospital following a plane crash that killed the father of one of the girls. Authorities say the PA-28 airplane left Chicago Friday night, bound […]

CBS Tampa–03/24/2014

A mother who was breastfeeding on a Delta Airlines flight is demanding an apology after two flight attendants approached her to “cover up” as she nursed her 1-year-old son.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Delta Flight Loses Piece Of Wing, Lands Safely

A Delta flight from Orlando, Fla., landed safely in Atlanta after declaring an emergency because a part of the plane’s wing was missing.

CBS Tampa–03/17/2014

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Skydiver, Pilot Treated After Midair Accident

A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver’s parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.

CBS Tampa–03/08/2014

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Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.


Florida has been given the green light by federal health officials to privatize long-term patients through Medicaid. (Photo credit - SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

3 Planes Breach No-fly Zone Over Obama Vacation

Federal Aviation Administration officials say they’re investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above President Barack Obama’s vacation spot here in Florida.

CBS Tampa–02/18/2013

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Coast Guard: No Signs Pilot Survived Small Plane Crash In Gulf

The Coast Guard says a small plane that two F-15 fighter jets were tracking for hours has crashed into the Gulf of Mexico.

CBS Tampa–04/19/2012

French ultralight-plane pilot Christian Moullec performs with his trained Barnacle geese and cranes over Bex airfield, during the Switzerland's largest Airshow 01 Sept 2007 in Bex. The French environmentalist raises birds and flies with geese, swans and cranes to make the public sensitive to the protection of the migratory birds.  (Photo credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Says Pilots Can Guide Whooping Cranes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal aviation officials will allow conservationists to lead 10 young whooping cranes to their winter home in Florida using an ultralight aircraft that the cranes apparently think is a mother bird.

CBS Tampa–01/09/2012

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