Building a satellite and launching it into space was once a multi-million dollar proposition. But even though miniaturization and easy-to-adapt technology formats like the CubeSat have brought down the costs of building satellites
Why do polls show overwhelming distaste for the body scanners when the people in line at the airport do not?
A pilot who says he’s tired of being manhandled by security agents is waiting to see if he will lose his job because he refused a full body scan. The 35-year-old Roberts wants to go to work and not be “harassed or molested without cause.”
The former JetBlue flight attendant who famously slid down an emergency chute after broadcasting his frustrations over the public address system managed to sidestep jail time copping a plea that calls for him to attend counseling sessions regularly f
My name is Michael Roberts, and I am a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines, based in Houston. This morning as I attempted to pass through the security line for my commute to work I was denied access to the secured area of the terminal building at Memphis I
The latest airport security technology being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory could open the door for airline passengers to bring their soft drinks and full-size shampoo bottles on board again. Homeland security officials put the latest ge
Less than two weeks after Sikorsky's X2 dual-rotor helicopter smashed the rotorcraft speed record, going 250 knots, European group Eurocopter announced a revolutionary high-speed winged helicopter.
Secure Flight is a behind the scenes program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching. By collecting additional passenger data, it will improve the travel experienc
The US Homeland Security chief will urge 190 nations to improve aviation security with body scanners and other innovations to stop terrorists from carrying plastic and powdered explosives onto airplanes. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano s
Secure Flight is a behind the scenes program that enhances the security of domestic and international commercial air travel through the use of improved watch list matching. By collecting additional passenger data, it will improve the travelEntered By: Powell Gammill
A student has done what Leonardo da Vinci only dreamt of: Piloted a human-powered "wing-flapping" plane! Called an ornithopter, and the inspiration for modern day helicopters, the machine was first sketched by da Vinci way back in 1485 and never actu
It may look like a lark, but growing numbers of students are flocking to the China Birdman contest, launching themselves off a 10-meter cliff to test their engineering skills and home-made flying machines.
I haven't seen this anywhere yet. I got an email from American Airlines detailing a new requirement imposed on them by the Department of Homeland Security. Starting Novem
Gevalt has pumped $1 million into the theater metaphor, funding a feature documentary film that mocks the way America tries to keep its skies safe. “Please Remove Your Shoes” premieres Monday at the Boston Film Festival.
ENAC (Italian civil aviation authority) rejects the body-scanner. The tests have not brought the desired results, ENAC president, Vito Riggio, said this morning at a press conference.
The airport screener arrested for assaulting a coworker who taunted him about the size of his penis after his genitalia was exposed by a full-body scanner said he snapped after being subjected to “psychological torture” by fellow TSA employees who re
A new aircraft “standing seat” model aimed at cramming more airline passengers onto budget flights has been unveiled. (cramping is more like it! - Ed)
EACH OF THE SR-71 ENGINES PRODUCES THE POWER OF 45 LOCOMOTIVES! The muzzle velocity of a high powered, 30-06 rifle bullet is 2910 feet per second. The Blackbird can fly at 3226 feet per second. Of course that bullet starts to slow down as soon as
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird from New York to London in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 56.4 seconds. The 1,806-mph flight still holds the transatlantic speed record between the two cities.
Logan airport security just got more up close and personal as federal screeners launched a more aggressive palms-first, slide-down body search technique that has renewed the debate over privacy vs. safety.
Logan airport security just got more up close and personal as federal screeners launched a more aggressive palms-first, slide-down body search technique that has renewed the debate over privacy vs. safety. The new procedure replaces the Transportatio
[video] Part 2 of 3 TSA agents claim having a large sum of money which could be any amount over $50.00 is cause to be detained and interrogated. When Mr. Bierfeldt asks if the interrogation over having cash is lawful he was threatened with further de
Iran Air 744 is a bimonthly flight that originates in Tehran and flies directly to Caracas with periodic stops in Beirut and Damascus. The maiden flight was Feb. 2, 2007.
A former supervisor for the federal Transportation Security Administration has pleaded guilty to stealing $20,000 worth of jewelry and other items from checked luggage at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
A flight attendant furious with passengers who refused to follow his instructions told them off over the loudspeaker before pulling the chute to make his own dramatic personal emergency exit, police said.
For the last few years, federal agencies have defended body scanning by insisting that all images will be discarded as soon as they're viewed. The Transportation Security Administration claimed last summer, for instance, that "scanned images cannot b
Two hundred and fifty-nine miles per hour. That’s how fast the Sikorsky X2 flew during a recent test flight in Florida. The flight broke a record that had stood since 1986 when a Westland Lynx managed 249 mph.
A privacy advocacy group is suing the Department of Homeland Security to suspend the use of the controversial full-body scanners employed at airports across the country, including at every major checkpoint at Logan International Airport.
The aviation firm unveiled its 2030 Concept Plane earlier this week, which includes dreams of a self-cleaning cabin; extra-long, slim wings; a U-shaped tail; and an intelligent fuselage designed to improve efficiency.
Future airplane flocks would require a trained corps of pilots who intimately know their aircraft and their partners’ flying habits. Drone flocks would be a different task, however. Drones are not as smart as pilots, and cannot tell what other aircra