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Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s challenge to the FAA’s plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Mile High City. “I think frankly the court punted on this — didn’t want to touch […]

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Victims in plane crash near Centennial Airport identified as Georgia couple

Colorado authorities have identified two people who died in a small plane crash south of Denver as a husband and wife from Jonesboro, Georgia. The Douglas County Coroner’s Office says 65-year-old Kathleen Velazco and 73-year-old Antenor Velazco were killed when their single-engine propeller plane struck an electrical line on approach to Centennial Airport and crashed […]

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Two planes collide midair near Cherry Creek Reservoir on approach path for Centennial Airport

Two small airplanes collided over Cherry Creek State Park on Wednesday morning as they prepared to land at Centennial Airport, one of the nation’s busiest general aviation airports. No one was killed or injured. One aircraft with two people aboard crash landed roughly 4 miles north of Centennial airport in Cherry Creek State Park while […]

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Opinion: 18 years after the Concorde’s last flight, supersonic air travel will soon be ready for another takeoff

The Concorde was an iconic supersonic plane that entered service in 1976 and was retired 27 years later in 2003. This commercial airplane, which carried 92 to 128 passengers for Air France and British Airways, was unique in many ways and created an appeal that few airplanes before it achieved.  Perhaps it was the downward-facing […]

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Pilot disorientation caused deadly crash near Centennial Airport that left engine lodged in home, NTSB rules

The deadly crash of a small propeller plane last year near Centennial Airport, which left the aircraft’s engine lodged in the side of a Lone Tree home, was caused by the pilot’s disorientation in difficult weather conditions.  The National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Robert Marquis probably lost control of the Cirrus SR22 he was […]

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Electric airplanes developed by a Colorado startup take aim at global pilot shortage

A pivotal moment in George Bye’s entrepreneurial life came in 2006. As the creator of a hot new aircraft called the Javelin, Bye was getting wined and dined by Silicon Valley’s elite, who wanted one of the planes Popular Science described as “a flying sports car.” That’s how Bye, a former Air Force pilot, ended […]