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Get a drone for Christmas? Know the rules before you fly

A popular holiday gift this year could create some first time pilots. Drones are a hit, but there are federal laws that regulate them and there could soon be state laws that regulate them in South Carolina, too. Under the Federal Aviation Administration, all drones must weigh less than 55 pounds and should be flown at or below 400 feet. Also,…

Allegiant Air investigation

Allegiant jets 4 times more likely to fail in flight

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – An investigation found that Allegiant Air’s aircrafts are four times more likely to fail during flight compared to those operated by other US airlines, according to a report from The Tampa Bay Times in 2015, Allegiant jets were forced to make unexpected landings at least 77 times for serious mechanical failures, Federal Aviation records show. The…

Allegiant Under Review

The bargain airline is under new scrutiny from the FAA.

  The FAA is taking a big step in its oversight of Allegiant Air. The agency has confirmed it has moved a review of the airline two years ahead of schedule. The expedited review -starting this month- the comes after numerous reported maintenance mishaps over the past year, including a plane losing its nose cone just before takeoff. Despite the…