The doctor and the lawyer showed up at Opa-locka Executive Airport ready for a fight. As they rolled down the tarmac toward the yawning hangars, the pair was well past the boiling point. For months, they'd dealt with evasions and lies, and now -- after weeks of detailed forensic accounting -- they k ... More >>
When the Miami-Dade Police Department acquired two drones in 2010 and then got FAA clearance to fly them, civil rights advocates warned the move was a harbinger of the Blade Runner police state to come when unmanned aircraft would hover outside every window. That privacy nightmare could still come t ... More >>
Look! In the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a flying drone with a camera strapped to it! Odds are you've seen the first two in Miami airspace. But so far, the only people to have spied the third in action are the folks in Miami-Dade Police Department training sessions. A year and a half ago, M ... More >>
via You TubeDon't be surprised to see this guy at crime scenes now that MDPD has FAA clearance to fly it.Next time you barricade yourself inside a parking garage with an AK-47, keep an eye out for the flying garbage can. It weighs about 18 pounds, can hover in midair, and is loaded with video cam ... More >>
Open Air Via Flicker CCAt Miami International Airport, somehow, there is always a couple fighting in Spanish. That such a fiery passion wells up alongside colorless cargo packages and old ladies in wheelchairs seems almost magical. It's one of the reasons we recommend arriving early with a box ... More >>
Do you recognize the super-sexy blond cutie in the picture you see at left? You should. This little Colombian bombshell is Fanny Lu. Her 2006 release Lágrimas Cálidas won her all sorts of acclaim, including a nod in the Latin Grammy, six for the Billboard Awards and two in Premios Lo Nues ... More >>
Now when local news stations whip the proverbial "it" out to compare they talk about HD capabilities, fancy websites, digital editing, and other boring tech things, but in simpler times the prize package, as it were, was the news chopper. Well, consider them all temporarily neutered. Those copters, ... More >>
Pope Visit - Pope Benedict XVI visited the U.S. Tuesday in what is deemed to be a historic a visit. He said he is ashamed of "pedophile priests," but some catholics are demanding more action. Delta, NWA Merge - Delta and Northwest Airlines settled on a deal to merge that would make them the larges ... More >>
“Celebrity chefs bring plane food to new heights” blared the business section headline in Saturday’s Miami Herald. Charlie Trotter, Todd English, and our own Michelle Bernstein are highlighted in the article as pioneers of haute in-flight cuisine -- and also as harbingers of “the airline i ... More >>
Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death
Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.
The rabbit and vulture problem at MIA hits its Malthusian limit
Documenting devastation near and far-of the body, the mind, and the soul
José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.
Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way
Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow
Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River
Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami
Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.
The busy new Homestead airport will be just five miles from Turkey Point
Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
Airlines that service Miami International Airport throw away up to 600 uneaten meals every day
Aviation pioneer Jean Rich succeeded because she was smart and tough. But when she died, her family and her airline went into a tailspin.
These three companies entomb suitcases in cellophane for travel, but that's nothing compared to what they do to each other
Friends (and Money) in High Places
American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story
You're a very important person. Someone with influence. A big-shot bureaucrat. A friggin' Dade County Commissioner! And when you travel, you expect those airlines to understand that you want to go first class all the way.
A very special arrangement between a former county official and a private company has been very, very profitable
He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.
After years of flying first class, politicos and lobbyists are now having their baggage inspected -- by federal agents
Airport parties are first-class affairs, as long as you're a political player
Indonesian crab-eating macaques are favored by medical researchers. But if Miami primate dealer Matthew Block's late-August shipment was bound for the lab, it never got that far.