Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bad to the Drone


You can make almost any symbol look threatening by placing a red circle and a diagonal line through it. Not that drones are good things; the jury is out about that. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is banning drones and a whole bunch of other things during the time Pope Francis will be visiting the U.S. The only area affected is around Philadelphia, and it’s only for Sept. 26 and 27, the time when Francis will be in the U.S.

United pilot says good-bye to years of flying

Bowers's wife Kathy wipes a tear as she listens to her husband address the media, friends and family aboard the jet he just landed.

Wife weeps after last flightHe received his pilot’s license barely six months after he was married. That was 43 years ago, and Captain Mike Bowers has been prowling the skies ever since, once as a fighter pilot but more recently as the reassuring, balding, middle-aged captain who describes the weather conditions through the intercom and…