Tag Archives: TSA

Unmanned Drones in Civilian Airspace


The attached article Drones in Civilian Airspace, regarding unmanned drones over Florida is disturbing for many reasons, the civil liberties issue being just one of them. The pilot community is united in its concerns over aviation safety. One potential threat is a … Continue reading

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Small Airplanes and the Mainstream Media


The bumper sticker below pokes fun at the fear purposely stoked by the media, anti-general aviation groups and the U. S. government. If you don’t understand irony, or happen to be one of those that believes everything the government tells you, don’t bother … Continue reading

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Big Airports, Little Airplanes


I love flying out of grass strips, with their camaraderie and Friday night barbeques. I also enjoy the demands of flying into and out of large commercial airports, surrounded by Class Bravo airspace. I like the challenge of fitting into … Continue reading

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Flying Private in Honor of 9/11- Ten Years Later


To honor those Americans lost in the Islamic terrorist attacks ten years ago, I turned off the TV set (where airtime was filled with non-stop 9/11 tributes) and went flying. Why? Mainly because I still can. After 9/11, all aircraft were grounded for … Continue reading

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TSA Ordering Backscatter Machines to Scan GA


In a never ending effort to find a problem looking for a solution, the TSA is contracting for x-ray backscatter machines to scan aircraft on General Aviation ramps. I predict this will start at the big airports like BOS-Logan and eventually … Continue reading

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Kiddie Wings and Private Planes


According to a recent news report, at least one major U.S. airline has resumed an age old tradition: that of giving away little plastic wings to kids onboard. Airlines quit handing out pilot wings to children due to a ban … Continue reading

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Patriot Pilot


Normally I do not post about adding a new member to my blogroll, but in this case, I wanted to make sure as many people find out about this particular blogger as possible. http://www.patriotpilot.com/index.html Patriot Pilot is a commercial airline … Continue reading

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