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  • Tailspin

    “Tailspin” uncovered the financial, legal and security problems inside a fast-growing private jet company named JetSmarter. The private jet world gets little scrutiny, protected by a tightknit group of companies and elite customers. JetSmarter became the darling of the media and industry, led by a charismatic CEO and hyped by celebrities on social media. But our investigation found that the company sold memberships that quickly proved to be worthless. Its CEO touted its success as the first “flying unicorn” worth $1.5 billion, but we found JetSmarter was losing millions of dollars a month.
  • Clipped Wings

    White House appointees at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration were found to be limiting the flow of scientific information which has to do with potentially dangerous and growing human influence on the climate.
  • 28 seconds -- The mystery of USAir Flight 427

    This four-part series tells the story of the 1994 crash of USAir Flight 427, and how the National Transportation Safety Board, along with Boeing and the USAir, investigated the incident.
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    Pilots at Southwest, American, Delta and USAir who fly comparable jets are roughly paid equal salaries. But, as The Wall Street Journal reports, each month, the pilots at Southwest Airlines clock more than 70 hours on average in the cockpit; while other pilots average fewer than 50. (Nov. 9, 1995)
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    Corporate Report examines the quick demise of Northern Airlines, which flew from Minneapolis to several South Dakota cities; shoddy performance and management, the Civil Aeronautics Board, weather, the economy and the airline's president can all be blamed, July 1982.
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    Reason article finds National Aeronautics and Space Administration continued a program--Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research--that had been vetoed by Congress by hiding it under another name in its budget, August 1981.
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    The State (Columbia, S.C.) looks at the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and how it has evolved into a well-equipped but untrained "army" in the war against narcotics and has had many questionable business dealings.