Author Archives: Jeff Price

Skywest pilot attempts to steal plane

The attempt by a Skywest pilot to steal an aircraft at the airport in St. George, UT raises several security questions. From early reports, it appears that Skywest had confiscated the employee’s airline and hopefully, his airport credentials, denying him his normal access through the screening checkpoints or airport access control system. Credentialing is one… Continue Reading

Doing it Right: LAX Police

Recently, an article was published in the Huffington Post regarding airport policing in which myself and several other security experts were quoted.  There are several airports I have trained at, that have exemplified outstanding airport policing practices and I would like to share with you just one of those today. LAX police The Los Angeles… Continue Reading

9/11 Crisis Management: Lessons Learned

Blogging live from the Colorado Airport Operators Association, Annual Conference, 2012, Vail, Colorado (paraphrasing as necessary) 9/11 Crisis Management: Lessons Learned, Ken Greene – Deputy Manager of Aviation for Operations, Denver International Airport, CAOA, Vail, CO 2012. Special thanks to Mr. Greene for his contributions. Ken started off his discussion by noting that in our… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: Be Prepared and Proactive – General Aviation Airport Security Update

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition AAAE Annual: Be Prepared and Proactive – General Aviation Airport Security Update Robert Olislagers, A.A.E. Executive Director, Centennial Airport Scott McMahon, Morristown Municipal Airport Kerwin Wilson, GA, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement, TSA Kerwin Wilson took over from Brian DeLauter back in 2011 but according to… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: TSA Round Table Discussion

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition AAAE Annual: TSA Round Table Discussion Moderator, Mark Crosby A.A.E. Chief of Public Safety and Security, Portland International Airport Chris McLaughlin, Asst. Administration for Security Operations TSA Doug Hofsass, Associate Administrator for Risk-Based Security, TSA Hofsass began the discussions talking about RBS (risk-based security) and explained that it… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: Transportation Security Policy Committee Meeting

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition Transportation Security Policy Committee Meeting PreCheck update: more airlines continue to sign up for the program. The problem continues to grow, but is only available to a small percentage of the traveling public and the participants cannot use the program when they use a different are carrier other… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: NTSB Chair Deborah Hersman

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition (blogging live from the American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona – please forgive spelling and grammatical errors) Chairman Deborah Hersman focused her comments on the recovery phase of aircraft incidents and accidents, noting that in the Reno air race crash, the crash of a regional… Continue Reading

AAAE Annual: Cargo Security Update

Dateline: 84th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition (blogging live from the American Association of Airport Executives Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona – please forgive spelling and grammatical errors) AAAE Annual: Cargo Security in a Post-Mandate World Speakers: Tracy Fuller, Allied Barton William Frain, SVP L-3 Communications, Security & Detection Systems Yvette Rose, SVP Cargo Airline Association… Continue Reading

Body Imager Mythbuster?

With millions of hits a controversial video has been circulating the Internet in which an individual claims to be able to defeat the TSA body imagers. TSA’s response has been unsurprising in that they have not provided any real rebuttal to the man’s claims. But that is to be expected. To provide rebuttal, specific to… Continue Reading