A Rare Victory for an Aviation Security Whistleblower?

On the same day that Republicans scored nationwide victories and control of the Senate, the Supreme Court heard the case of whistleblower Robert MacLean. We will have to wait for their official legal decision, but the NY Times article, USA … Continue reading

Elected Leaders Need to Work Together

Most of us are smart and rational people, who understand our growing problem with Climate Change and its connection to fossil fuel consumption. Those of us who apply critical thinking, to reason past the propaganda lines spun by the aviation … Continue reading

Is Trump ‘Reloading the Swamp’?

It is good to see Administrator Huerta move along, though it would have been much nicer to see the President fire him a year ago. Now, as to who will be heading FAA(?)… …well, it looks like the AvGov Complex … Continue reading

Will FAA and Huerta Say Anything, Do Anything, to Protect THE PEOPLE?

On a Sunday before Easter, when Dr. David Dao was flying home from LA through O’Hare to Louisville, KY, he became the latest in an endless stream of victims of airline abuse. He was seated on a United feeder (Republic … Continue reading

JetSuiteX Blowing Off Airport Authorities, Still Planning Scheduled Flights Out of Santa Monica

We’re down to the last two weeks. On February 6th, a charter operator wants to add to the impacts at Santa Monica with the start of scheduled passenger service on 30-passenger jets, offering flights to San Jose, Carlsbad, and Las … Continue reading

Aerial Imagery: Water Cannons Aimed at People, in the North Dakota Cold

This drone video says it all. This is why FAA should NOT be abusing it’s ‘aviation safety’ authority to impede journalism: Let’s be very clear. Imposing a TFR does nothing to assure ‘aviation safety’. Rather, it aims solely to ensure the … Continue reading

Does ‘Double Government’ Render our Votes Meaningless?

An interesting article, from just over two years ago, published in the Boston Globe (link to original article). The focus of the article is on security, but the examples given could just as easily be FAA failures. The problem appears … Continue reading