A UK-built solar-powered plane has set an unofficial world endurance record for a flight by an unmanned aircraft. The Zephyr-6, as it is known, stayed aloft for more than 3 days, running through the night on batteries it had recharged in sunlight.
ABC News reports an overzealous TSA employee attempted to gain access to the parked aircraft by climbing up the fuselage... reportedly using the Total Air Temperature (TAT) probes mounted to the planes' noses as handholds.
I was recently stopped by Homeland Security as I was returning from a trip to Syria. What I saw in the hours that followed shocked and disturbed me.
An author critical of the Bush administration's Karl Rove landed on the terror watch list.
The Transportation Security Administration has collected records on thousands of passengers who went to airport checkpoints without identification, adding them to a list of people who violated security laws or were questioned for suspicious behavior
The Transportation Security Administration may allow airports to ban firearms from terminals, parking lots, roads and other airport areas where many states currently allow carry. "Any decisions we make could affect every other airport in the cou
The Aviation Safety Reporting System has reports from pilots expressing safety concerns about airline directives pressuring them to fly with uncomfortably low fuel levels. [What goes up....]
This month Corliss was training in Switzerland in preparation for a stunt in which he will fall 2,500ft from a helicopter without a parachute and, if all goes to plan, live to tell the tale. He will be wearing a wingsuit, which he believes will allow
This isn't how a jet pack is supposed to look, is it? Hollywood has envisioned jet packs as upside-down fire extinguishers strapped to people's backs. But Glenn Martin's invention is far more unwieldy - a 250-pound piano-sized contraption
I don't usually post these type of stories, but I thought the video, especially the amateur video links were interesting. Reuters
"He yelled at me to get the belt off. 'I told you to get the belt off.' So I took the belt off. He ran his hands down over and pulled the pants down, they went down around my ankle," Perry said. Perry was standing in his underwear i
Watching the video of Robin Kassner being arrested while her bag is getting checked at the Reagan International Airport certainly gives one the impression that being arrested is not relaxing. She's tussled up a bit by the Metropolitan Washington
Just when you thought you’ve heard it all... A senior government official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has expressed great interest in a so-called safety bracelet that would serve as a stun device, similar to that of a police
[Third times the charm.] Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.
We’ve become familiar with Chapter 11, as airline after airline has gone into bankruptcy protection to reorganize its operations. Soon, we may become familiar with an even darker chapter: Chapter 7. That's liquidation, which is coming, thanks to
The Transportation Security Administration has changed its airport ID requirement. These changes allow the agency to deny the right to fly to individuals who “willfully refuse” to present government-issued identification at an airport security checkp
The federal government wants to hear -- or at least read -- your gripes at the "Evolution of Security" blog the Transportation Security Administration introduced Wednesday. And it promises those complaints and suggestions won't vanish
Agents began radiation screening of private planes at the start of the year amid concerns that terrorists could try to "bypass the traditional ports of entry," such as airports and border crossings where security systems are in place.
Lots of Pictures - The Netherlands hope to build a floating airport that rotates to take advantage of wind direction.
While TSA's announcement stated that the goal of the change was to "increase safety," this blogger disagrees. The change of rules seems to be a pretty obvious case of security theater.
A Norwegian engineer who protested that he "didn't have a bomb" while going through airport security checks has been fined £650.
A 39-year-old Frenchman is to attempt a world first Tuesday by crossing the Channel on board a pedal-powered airship. Gliding 100 feet above water, he intends to make the crossing in a semi-reclining position under the 52-feet long airship, steering
North Korea has not been linked to a terrorist attack in more than two decades, but it is still on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Now, it may be on the verge of its coveted goal of getting removed — for reasons having little to do with
The Transportation Security Administration recently installed millimeter-wave scanners at checkpoints in LAX and JFK. It already uses the technology at Sky Harbor in Phoenix, and it’s threatening to add more machines not only in these terminals but i
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Accepting, or even turning a blind eye to, this secret law invites the public to become accustomed to something antiethical to our system of justice and liberty. I invite this Subcommittee to recognize & publicly decree this example of secret law for
From summer, unmanned clearance gates will be phased in to scan passengers' faces and match the image to the record on the computer chip in their biometric passports.
domestic carriers will need to raise fares by 15 percent to 20 percent just to break even.
A Canadian company is promoting the EMD Safety Bracelet. It's equipped with radio controlled electro muscular disruption technology, which effectively short-circuits the central nervous system. To board a plane, you don a bracelet [or tazelet].