Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
September 22, 2002
Dawson- Pilot Ben Morris has been flying single engine planes for over thirteen years. "I took a ride when I was real young like we did yesterday with the Experimental Aircraft Association, with the Young Eagles, and it kind of gets in your mind," he admits.
Morris has his own single engine airplane, and says many people prefer the low cost single engine over the most expensive twin engine planes. "A multi-engine is harder to fly than a single engine. It's got more instruments to look at, more controls to work with, so it makes it a little harder to fly it," adds Morris.
But these planes don't have a back-up engine if there is a mechanical failure. Still pilots say an inexperienced flier with a twin engine can be even more dangerous than he would in a single engine plane.
"A lot of times they just got busy and ran out of gas, so a lot of times it's pilot error, and a lot of times it's a bunch of little things that happen in a row that end up as a catastrophe," explains Experimental Aircraft Association President Matt Masters.
Both say good maintenance and checking the body and controls before take off is the key to a safe aircraft.
Not only do pilots check their planes before every flight, but the Federal Aviation Administration disassembles portions of every plane and checks the wiring at least once a year.
In addition to the FAA checks, each pilot must go through instructor guided training every two years to keep their certification.