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17 years ago President George W. Bush and his staff were the only ones allowed to fly in the hours following the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  One of those pilots aboard the VC-25, or Air Force One, was Dan Hargrove who now calls Billings home.  It's a day that Dan called surreal.  Radios were silent which is odd in a plane according to Dan.  He said, "this is quite a moment that is happening and yet there'...

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in the middle of I-94 in Billings. It happened around 8:45 pm Thursday, when the Montana Highway Patrol says a pilot radioed Billings Logan International Airport indicating he was experiencing difficulty with his Cessna Sky Hawk. The pilot said there were four adult passengers on board, and he needed to make an emergency landing on the interstate. Montana Highway Patrol was alerted and took measures to shut down a section of I-94...

Rocky Mountain College has its own connection to Vice President Pence's visit. The plane Pence is flying in is a c-32A and the same place Director of Aviation Dan Hargrove used to fly. Hargrove flew for former Vice Presidents Gore and Cheney and has also flown for President George W Bush. He now spends most of his days at the Aviation Building at Rocky Mountain College but before this chapter of his life, he spent time with dignitaries flying through the air. For seven years th...

Airfare is on the rise once again, meaning you'll have to open your wallet a little bit wider in order to buy a plane ticket.  While several reasons contribute to the rise in airfare, ranging from the price of jet fuel to the number of resources an airline has, one of the more prominent reasons is the shortage of pilots in the sky. Becoming a pilot is no easy task.  From years of school to 15,000 hours of experience in the cockpit, becoming a pilot is a time con...

32-year old Heather Heyer has been identified as the woman killed when a vehicle rammed into a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday. Heyer lived in Charlottesville and had just celebrated 5 years at Miller Law Group. A statement from Larry Miller, the president of the firm, describes her as "very good at her job" .. "conscientious, precise and always striving to improve her work." The firm also said "she cared about the clients. She had he...

A spokesman for the Hawaii company where the pilots of a jet that crashed near a small airport outside New York City worked says the captain had more than 15 years of experience and had flown the plane "quite a bit."