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Author Archives: Jeff Price

The Next American Terrorist

History is repeating itself, but the future will be worse than we ever imagined. Some people believe the divisions in our country are so great, the results of the next election may lead to the next American Civil War. I don’t know what will happen after this election. All I know is the history of… Continue Reading

Don’t Lose Focus: how the pandemic threatens aviation security

Don’t Lose Focus: how the pandemic threatens aviation security

Is this real life? Or is it just dystopia?  When 9/11 happened, most of us couldn’t comprehend such a tragedy. Now, 19 years later, most of us live our pandemic lives every day, still unable to comprehend such a tragedy. Just how different are the two disasters when it comes to aviation? Think of the… Continue Reading

TSA Temperature Checks – A HORRIBLE IDEA!

TSA Temperature Checks – A HORRIBLE IDEA!

“Should or should we not, follow the advice of the galactically stupid?” Tom Cruise as Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee in ‘A Few Good Men.’ Since Congress is going back anyway, let’s ask them to take a few minutes and kill the Healthy Skies Act, sponsored by Reps. Ted Budd, R-NC, Ralph Norman, R-SC, and John Larson,… Continue Reading

6 Minutes of Aviation Safety and Security – Episode 3 – May 26, 2020

A combination of humor, serious news, and expert perspectives on vital aviation safety and security issues, from author, professor, and trainer, Jeffrey C. Price. In this episode, should TSA take passengers’ temperatures, airlines pull out of smaller airports but bookings are up, the US is back in the space race, aviation career advice, and Mullet… Continue Reading

6 Minutes of Aviation Safety and Security – Episode 2 – May 13, 2020

Transcript: Welcome to 6 Minutes in Aviation Security. I am Jeff Price. Let’s see what is making news this week. Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Ryan Breznau, a 2005 graduate of the school’s aviation program and a long time pilot for Delta Airlines hosted an alumni discussion over Zoom earlier this week to discuss the… Continue Reading

6 Minutes of Aviation Safety and Security – Episode 1 – May 5, 2020

Transcription: Jeff Price from Leading Edge Strategies and welcome to our new format. We have six minutes of aviation safety and security news. I know there’s plenty of information feeds out there so we get all those on a daily basis and there’s no way to keep track of them all so I’m bringing that… Continue Reading

Aviation Pandemic

Aviation Pandemic

You’re loving us now, aren’t you? Remember aviation? That wonderful industry that teleported us to nearly any other part of the planet within hours? That delivered stuff to our doorstep within a day or so? That generated tens of thousands of jobs and poured millions of dollars of new money into your local economy? Yea,… Continue Reading

Getting rid of VIPR, TSA exit lane personnel, and $46 million in airport security improvement money – is this a good idea?

Getting rid of VIPR, TSA exit lane personnel, and $46 million in airport security improvement money – is this a good idea?

In his recent budget proposal, President Trump calls for cutting funding for 31 explosive-detection dogs, and their handlers, and also to cut TSA staff who monitor access to certain secure areas at the airport. Understanding the potential consequences of these changes is first about understanding what these programs are supposed to do. The Visible Intermodal… Continue Reading

A Surfer’s Wisdom for Corporate America (and the government)

A Surfer’s Wisdom for Corporate America (and the government)

So how does a guy who rides a board and hangs out with people that say “dude” a lot, have any wisdom for the high-powered corporate gods of Wall Street or the political wizards of Washington? Laird Hamilton in his book, Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing, lays out several life lessons… Continue Reading