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Will The FAA Regulate Airline Seat Size?

FAAIt seems that the seats on airplanes keep shrinking, making it much less comfortable to fly in economy class. The airlines can care less about personal space, cramming more and more seats onto each plane.

There’s a chance that this could change in the future…

The House recently approved FAA legislation which could set a minimum size standard for airplane seats. Continue reading Will The FAA Regulate Airline Seat Size?

Harrison Ford Being Investigated By FAA

Harrison Ford
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Superstar actor Harrison Ford can’t seem to keep out of trouble when it comes to piloting his planes.

Back in 2015, Ford was seriously injured when he crashed his plane on a golf course. The crash wasn’t really his fault as it was attributed to mechanical problems.

Now the FAA is investigating Ford. Continue reading Harrison Ford Being Investigated By FAA

Angelina Jolie Banned From Flying Her Personal Plane

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Who knew that Angelina Jolie has her pilot’s license and is also the owner of a plane?

Angelina Jolie got her pilot’s license in 2004 and owns a Cirrus SR-22, one of the world’s fastest single- engine aircrafts. 

A 2014 Cirrus SR-22 base model costs $489,900, a pricey toy but chump change for the star actress. (According to the article, Jolie’s plane cost $360,000.) Jolie topped the Forbes list for highest paid actresses at $33 million earned between June 2012- June 2013. Continue reading Angelina Jolie Banned From Flying Her Personal Plane

FAA Investigating Harlem Shakes On A Plane

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I’ve heard of Snakes on a Plane but never heard of anyone doing the Harlem Shake on a Plane until last night. (I actually hadn’t even heard of the Harlem Shake until I read this story and watched the video that goes along with it.)
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During a Frontier Airlines flight heading to San Diego from Denver, members of the Colorado College Ultimate Frisbee team convinced the other passengers to join in and perform the viral dance the Harlem Shake.

The FAA is now investigating due to safety concerns being raised.

Members of the frisbee team said that they had permission from the flight crew to do the dance. Frontier said “all safety measures were followed and the seat belt sign was off at the time”.
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Check out the video:

I don’t know about you, but I happen to think that the video is really funny. The FAA should lighten up although I could see this being a safety issue depending on the situation.

Thanks to the FAA, I got to hear all about this story and also learned what the most popular song is at the moment!