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Aviation Security Outside The Fence, Is It Viable?

Every day more than 30,000 potential threats take flight, carrying more than two million potential victims, in the United States.   The security presence in and around airports is apparent to all, with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) overseeing the screening of all passengers and the vast majority of airport staff, aided by local and federal…

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The Logistics Behind Your Holiday Presents Arriving

Around the world we as consumer log onto our favorite eCommerce sites and order gifts for friends, family, clients we want to suck up to or ship gifts from our homes to others around the country and around the world.  How your package gets from Point A to Point B rarely crosses our mind, one…

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What Is An MD-10? It’s A DC-10 … sort of

Sometimes questions come up time and time again because even among the biggest airplane geeks, and experienced aviation journalists,  not everyone knows all the variants of all the aircraft flying around in the skies above our heads. As an airplane geek myself, it is widely known that I have a penchant for ‘three-holers,’ ie: planes…

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This Month Three Years Ago The World Lost Four Airlines

It was a rough year for airlines in 2008, fuel prices were climbing at impossible rates, passenger numbers were dropping, the introduction of ancillary fees were being introduced and airlines of all sizes were feeling the impact around the world. As April 2008 began the writing was on the wall for some airlines that managed…

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Was The Yemen Air Cargo Bomb Plot Intended To Fail? Possibly Yes

This past Friday, the 29th of October 2010, as details of a foiled plot to ship bombs via commercial cargo carriers I wrote about “Air Cargo Security Scares From Yemen, Shows Of Political Force & Real Potential Scenarios.”   As events have continued to unfold I have continued to receive some interesting commentary from people with…

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Happy 40th Birthday To The DC-10

If you’re a regular reader of Flying With Fish you may have noticed I am a ‘three-holer‘ fan.  While my favorite three-holer, the Lockheed L-1011, is all but gone from the skies, the long serving three-holer workhorse of the skies is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its very first flight. I am not sure how…

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