Ommy Irizarry and his nine-year-old daughter Oceana were strolling along the sand just outside the surf in Venice, Florida yesterday afternoon when a small aircraft plummeted from the sky. The Piper, which had lost power mid-flight, slammed to a stop on the sand without seriously injuring the pilot ... More >>
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 we first saw plans for the oddly R-shaped SkyRise Miami, we filed it away with all the other ostentatious development plans that never made it past the concept stage. Well, SkyRise could actually break ground by next month pending a vote by Miami commissioners. Though, the structure would sti ... More >>
More details have come to light of the shocking incident yesterday in which a man fell out of a small plane into the Atlantic Ocean just a mile off the coast of Miami. Police have now identified the victim as Gerardo Nales of Key Biscayne. It appears that bad weather may have caused the door of th ... More >>
If there's one flying fear worse than your plane crashing, its maybe the thought of falling out the door. That's apparently exactly what happened to a man who was a passenger in a small plane today while the aircraft was flying southeast of Miami.
The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing plans for a 1,100-foot-tall monstrosity planned for 700 Brickell Ave., currently the Northern Trust Bank building. One Brickell City Centre would be taller than any skyscraper in Miami or Atlanta or anywhere else in Dixie. It would even be taller tha ... More >>
According to Phys.org the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is evaluating how realistic it could be to use drones aka "unmanned aerial vehicles" in the battle against Mosquitoes. Hell yeah, science! The battery powered war machines would weight less than two pounds and be equipped with tiny i ... 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 >>
Blogs like Gizmodo erupted this weekend when a YouTube video surfaced showing a hovering, flashing drone flying above the crowds at last month's Memorial Day weekend in South Beach. The video was all the more eyebrow-raising because the Miami-Dade Police Department actually has a drone and is one of ... 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 >>
Sometimes it seems Miami International Airport is in the business of landing spots on various unflattering lists rather than landing plans. Well, they really could pay better attention to that whole landing airplanes thing, because according to Travel & Leisure, MIA is the sixth most dangerou ... More >>
It's been 235 years since the Founding Fathers won us our freedom from all those evil, red-clad limeys. The war is so over. And yet Brit club-killer Fatboy Slim (AKA Norman Cook) seems to be plotting a counterattack for this Fourth of July. Admittedly, Crossfade is frazzled. And you should be wo ... More >>
via HoneywellMiami Dade cops hope to soon start flying this robotic drone called the T-Hawk.In places such as Kabul, Gaza, and Baghdad, unmanned aerial vehicles hovering over homes, following suspects, and tracking enemies of the state are a daily reality. So where are the high-tech drones buzzin ... More >>
Miapolis at night.For nearly a decade, Guillermo Socarras has had a dream of constructing the world's tallest building in Miami. But plans have shifted. Backers, if they were ever really there, have backed out. The local economy, especially the building boom, has flat-lined. And just earlier this ... More >>
GAB via Flicker CCJust after midnight last November, Gordon and Barbara Taylor climbed into a privately-chartered, two-propeller airplane at Key West International Airport. Gordon, age 51, had a bad kidney and was on his way to surgery in Gainesville. So the small plane took off northbound in the ... 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 >>
More Flight Cancellations To Come - After the FAA issued orders to airlines to reinspect their planes, American Airlines canceled thousands of flights nationwide. Now Midwest Airlines also began canceling flights affecting flyers across South Florida, although to a lesser extent than it has in other ... More >>
Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death
Astronaut Farmer dares to dream
For more than two decades Donna Weaver has been trying to solve the mystery of her husband's disappearance, but the U.S. government insists it's a secret
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
Dumb passengers: 50 Caught terrorists: 0
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
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow
The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
Could the former Homestead Air Force Base become a launch pad for satellites? Sure -- when pigs fly.
The busy new Homestead airport will be just five miles from Turkey Point
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
Aviation pioneer Jean Rich succeeded because she was smart and tough. But when she died, her family and her airline went into a tailspin.
Friends (and Money) in High Places
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.
Airport parties are first-class affairs, as long as you're a political player