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World Trade Center Properties vs United and American

As the 11th anniversary of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States ebbs closer, it is an event etched in the minds of the majority of Americans. On 9/11/01 we watched in horror as hijacked United Airlines Boeing 767-222 and American Airlines 767-223 aircraft flew into the World Trade Center, the images…

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TSA Technologies, Security Theater & Oversight Failures

For years I have actively avoided using the term “Security Theater” when discussing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).   Over the years I have torn the TSA apart as well as defended them, as the agency has good and bad, while most people just focus on the bad.   Today however, looking at technologies the TSA is…

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Why Do Aviation Security Agencies Miss The Obvious?

It is not often I pose a question regarding airport and aviation security that I don’t know the answer to … or at least have an idea of what the answer should be. If you only like posts that have an answer to the question … then this post isn’t for you. During my few…

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Reader Mail : What’s The Deal With The Red Striped Planes In Vegas?

Today’s reader mail is one I received a while back … and as I glanced out the window upon landing at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) yesterday, looking at the answer to the question, I figured this was the ideal time to answer this reader mail. This week’s reader mail comes from Peter E.…

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