Federal Aviation Administration officials kicked off the start of the high-technology Capstone program that’s expected to improve small plane safety in Southeast Alaska. Meanwhile, LAB Airways has installed a new small plane flight simulator at their Juneau facility that will be available to commerical and general aviation pilots participating in the Medallion safety program. Both of these stories aired separately this week.
- Authorities re-routed traffic on Egan drive for a half hour after a two-vehicle collision Saturday.
- A French ship docked in Unalaska is bound for Nome, where the crew will lay fiber optic cable.
- Columbia Ferry breaks down and strands tourists in Petersburg.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.