News Future joys of air travel: Lie detector tests
Millions of airline passengers travelling through Russia will soon have to take a lie detector test as part of new security measures. The technology is intended to identify terrorists and drug smugglers. It could revolutionise check-ins. [I'll sa
News Airliners to begin charging for every(little)thing
Ask for a pillow and blanket to help get through a long flight and you may be out of luck. Or you may be able to buy a "comfort package" from Air Canada for $2. Like to check your luggage curbside? That could cost up to $3 a bag.
News TSA mugs 83 year old handicapped woman at airport
Rocky Mountain News
Anyone could see that Bernice Bogart, 83, was a fragile woman. So when Bogart, who was in a wheelchair, was required by airport security to stand against doctor's orders and undergo a rigorous screening by a testy female screener, [her daughter]
News Sadly, Hooters Air has fallen flat
After a three-year run, Myrtle Beach's homegrown airline, Hooters Air, is bowing out of regularly scheduled air service. The airline will cease its public charter flights April 17 and will run only private charters out of Winston Salem, N.C.
News Second scramjet launch in a week
Agence France Presse
Scientists in Australia have launched a supersonic scramjet engine into space for the 2nd time in a week, as they work towards building a device which could revolutionise air travel, reached an altitude of 200 miles and 4,700 miles/hour.
News Scramjet engine launched in Australia
Agence France Presse
A prototype engine that could ultimately lead to two-hour jet flights from Australia to Britain was launched in the South Australian outback, researchers said.
Opinion Necessary Evil
Port and Airport in-Security
03-16-2006 Dave Gallagher
While it has become popular to attack Dubai Ports World for risking US security, TSA takes the cake. Isn't it time for freedom and common sense?
News Venezuela halts some US flights
"INAC has exhausted all conciliatory avenues with the U.S. aviation authorities ... and has not been able to re-establish rights the bilateral accord gives to Venezuelan air carriers," the Venezuelan agency said in a statement.
News New Boeing 777
The twin-aisle jet is designed to carry 301 passengers up to 10,840 miles. The competing Airbus A340-500 has a flight range of about 9,980 miles, according to model specifications listed on the company's Web site.
News Update 5: Global Flyer new records & emergency landing!
Virgin Atlantic (real time view)
World record for the longest solo flight in history and made a emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport, UK. He travelled 26,389.3 miles and had a flight duration of 76 hours 45 minutes. Just miles from his destination the generator failed, which mea
News TSA suspends police state air travel
Security concerns have caused the government to suspend plans for an ambitious program to check every domestic airline passenger's name against government watch lists. "Secure Flight" has been troubled from the start. Strongly opposed b
News 27,000 miles alone non-stop for world record
Despite some hair-raising moments, Fossett soared out over the Atlantic from a Kennedy Space Center runway Wednesday on a quest to break the nearly 25,000-mile (40,0000-kilometer) record for the world's longest aircraft flight.
News No Right to travel: ID demand at airports not unconstitutional
Airlines and the U.S government have the right to keep passengers from boarding planes if they refuse to show personal identification, a U.S. appeals court ruled. John Gilmore, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online civil liberti
News Own personal jet for $2 million; FAA not happy
Called "microjets" or "very light jets," they've been likened to SUVs with wings. With 2 engines and seating capacity for 5 or 6 people, they cost half as much as the most inexpensive business jet now in service. 3,000 of the
News TSA: Be grateful we don't execute you on the spot
"I don't want to be on the list. I want to fly and see my grandma," the 4-year-old boy said. A ticket agent told his mom: "You're lucky that we're letting you through instead of putting you through the other process."
News US nabs man with 'suicide bomber' written in journal
An airline passenger with the words "suicide bomber" written in his journal was arrested when his plane arrived in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, but the words appeared to refer to music, the FBI said.
News Whitewash continues: Lawyers Hired for Marshals Who Shot Plane Passenger
Daily Business Review
"Law enforcement traditionally has been supported when they use deadly force based on their belief that someone has a weapon," said Brian Tannebaum, FLA Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers. "No charges will be filed you can put all yo
News US defends decision to let scissors back on planes
"I'm going to think about legislation to [severely] limit what a person can carry on a commercial aircraft," said Sen. Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican and chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.
News DHS report admits air marshals 'overreacted' in airport shooting
Capitol Hill Blue
Although the department claims otherwise publicly, a confidential internal report within Homeland Security admits air marshals overreacted when they gunned down a Florida man at Miami International Airport last week.
News Air Travel: Comply and Submit Or Die
Assuming that McClellan's assessment is correct, and the summary execution of Mr. Alpizar by the tax-fattened drones grandly styled air marshals was carried out according to federal protocols, we no longer need to wonder whether terrorist sle
News Passengers Didn't Hear Alpizar Say 'Bomb'
"The first time I heard the word 'bomb' was when I was interviewed by the
FBI," McAlhany said. "They kept asking if I heard him say the B-word. And I said, 'What is the B-word?' And they were like, 'Bomb.' I sa
News 30,000 fliers seek terror watch-list removal
World Peace Herald
Nearly 30,000 airline passengers in the past year asked the Homeland Security Department to remove their names from terrorist watch lists, and all but about 60 were successful, Transportation Security Administration officials said.
News US terror watchlist 80,000 names long
Agence France Presse
A watchlist of possible terror suspects distributed by the US government to airlines for pre-flight checks is now 80,000 names long, a Swedish newspaper reported, citing European air industry sources.
News Bombs not No. 1 Priority for TSA until Dec. 22nd
Airline passengers soon will be allowed to take small scissors and screwdrivers aboard planes again, TSA chief Kip Hawley announced. Take effect Dec. 22 as a broader effort to spend more time searching for explosives.
News TSA Would Allow Sharp Objects on Airliners
A new plan by the Transportation Security Administration would allow airline passengers to bring scissors and other sharp objects in their carry-on bags because the items no longer pose the greatest threat to airline security.
News Vice-Emperor's New Bunker Flight Free
FAA has imposed flight restrictions over
Dick Cheney's new Maryland home, angering private pilots who say they can't fly overhead even when the vice president isn't around.
News 'Posing a Threat to Civil Aviation'
by Vin Suprynowicz (LewRockwell.com)
Dawn Hansen is Nevada chairman of Mothers Against the Draft. Her husband, Christopher Hansen, served as chairman of last year's failed "Axe the Tax" tax-rollback petition drive. They're no wallflowers when it comes to voicing their
Opinion Theft is still theft, even by Government.
Come Fly With Me .
102505 Barry Hess
Security or Freedom seems to be the popular phrase of the day in regards to what our response to the attacks on America should be. Most will tell us that the two are mutually exclusive.
News Stuck on the no-fly list!
The Transportation Security Agency uses two different watch lists.
Headlines: Stuck on the no-fly list! -- Come Fly With Me . -- 'Posing a Threat to Civil Aviation' -- Vice-Emperor's New Bunker Flight Free -- TSA Would Allow Sharp Objects on Airliners -- Bombs not No. 1 Priority for TSA until Dec. 22nd -- US terror watchlist 80,000 names long -- 30,000 fliers seek terror watch-list removal -- Passengers Didn't Hear Alpizar Say 'Bomb' -- Air Travel: Comply and Submit Or Die -- Passengers Detain Threatening Man On Honolulu Flight -- DHS report admits air marshals 'overreacted' in airport shooting -- US defends decision to let scissors back on planes -- Whitewash continues: Lawyers Hired for Marshals Who Shot Plane Passenger -- US nabs man with 'suicide bomber' written in journal -- TSA: Be grateful we don't execute you on the spot -- Own personal jet for $2 million; FAA not happy -- No Right to travel: ID demand at airports not unconstitutional -- 27,000 miles alone non-stop for world record -- TSA suspends police state air travel -- Update 5: Global Flyer new records & emergency landing! -- New Boeing 777 -- Venezuela halts some US flights -- Port and Airport in-Security -- Scramjet engine launched in Australia -- Second scramjet launch in a week -- Sadly, Hooters Air has fallen flat -- TSA mugs 83 year old handicapped woman at airport -- Airliners to begin charging for every(little)thing -- Future joys of air travel: Lie detector tests --