Author Archives: Jeff Price

Two Decades After 9/11 – What Have We Learned?

Two Decades After 9/11 – What Have We Learned?

Just a couple of years ago, at an industry conference, an individual in their early 20s stood up during a panel session and asked what the big deal was about 9/11 and why we have all these security measures. As if the death of 2,977 people in the worst attack the U.S. has ever seen… Continue Reading

Richard Branson is bringing spaceflight back, but with it comes challenges to US airports

Richard Branson is bringing spaceflight back, but with it comes challenges to US airports

“Watch this,” I told my two boys who were up with me on Sunday morning, July 11th, as Richard Branson took off for his historic spaceflight. “You are about to see history being made.”  Branson’s flight to the US recognized Karmin line (i.e., edge of space) represents where I thought our country would be by… Continue Reading

Mask it or Casket

Mask it or Casket

Somehow, TSA has tasked their personnel and those individuals working at airports with mask enforcement duties. The FAA does not have a regulation for terminal buildings. The TSA regulations on terminal facilities focus on security, not on public health, so how this is enforced from a legal perspective is tenuous. Despite that fact, no matter… Continue Reading

How Can You Live at the Airport – Rent Free!

The recent story about an individual living at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, apparently within the Security areas, is extraordinary. It is not that unusual to have homeless people, or others who are stranded in their travels, that live for a few days at the airport, but it is rare for that to occur in… Continue Reading

Domestic terrorism, drones, and the decline of Western Democracy

Domestic terrorism is clearly on the rise. According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies[1], as of 2020, right-wing groups and individuals comprise the majority of domestic terrorism incidents, particularly between 2014 and 2020. The assault on the U.S. Capitol seems to be the watershed moment when everyone is now paying attention and demanding… Continue Reading

Is Generation Zoom Going to Learn Anything?

Is Generation Zoom Going to Learn Anything?

It’s official. Generation Z now stands for Generation Zoom. For nine months, we’ve talked online, taught online, and trained online. But is anybody learning anything, or are we just marking time? I recently conducted a very comprehensive straw poll. I asked my three kids if they’re learning anything. I have one in elementary school, one… Continue Reading