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

You don’t have time to think up there, if you think you’re dead

Ever had a tough time making a decision? Of course, we all have. Wouldn’t it just be easier to be Mr. Spock and make every decision based on logic? Unfortunately, that doesn’t work either. Since I am a person that often cannot decide what to eat for dinner let alone make major life decisions, I… Continue Reading

Drone Wars: Is TSA Seriously Going To Shoot Down Drones Over US Airports?

Drone Wars: Is TSA Seriously Going To Shoot Down Drones Over US Airports?

On July 17 of this year, police responded to a drone with fireworks attached to it discovered on top of a building in downtown Los Angeles. Further details have not been released about the incident, but it does represent just one of the many threats drone operations can represent to airports, infrastructure and people. In… Continue Reading

Why Are More Guns Showing Up At Airports?

Why Are More Guns Showing Up At Airports?

Article Originally Published in the State Aviation Journal May, 2019 Why have gun seizures at US airports gone up by 357% over the past ten years? In 2008, TSA 926 seized guns at screening checkpoints. Last year they seized 4,239 and the rate continues to increase. If you haven’t heard, you can’t carry a gun in… Continue Reading

Remain Overnight: Whether You Want To Or Not

Remain Overnight: Whether You Want To Or Not

The Toronto airport again has played a role in aviation security. It was 134years ago, June 23, 1985, when the deadliest airline bombing in history took down Air India Flight 182. The flight had departed from Vancouver, made a stopover in Canada en route to London, but all 329 on board were killed by a… Continue Reading

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