Category Archives: Aviation

U.S.M.C. Facing a Readiness Crisis

A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils” departs the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 24, 2017. US Marine Corps photo. Pilots need practice to maintain proficiency. Pilots flying … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Aviation, Economic Policy, Government, USMC | 11 Comments

Customs and Border Patrol Warrantless Searches

Dating back to at least 2009, Customs and Border Patrol has detained pilots of general aviation aircraft and have conducted warrantless searches.  In a typical scenario, after a routine flight, you land at your destination, taxi to the ramp—and then … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Big Brother, Constitutional Law, DHS, Nazis, Terrorism, United States, War on "Terror", War on Drugs | 2 Comments

Presidential TFR Trouble

by Terry Welshans Palm Beach, Florida is bracing for long-term economic loss and disruption due to the presidential Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) covering President Trump’s visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort. For the three weekend in a row, the presidential TFR … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Florida, Government, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Presidents, United States | 12 Comments

USS Porter Buzzed by Russian Planes in Black Sea

  I cross-posted this to Daily Kos earlier today. This is the first time the Russians have flown close aboard a US Navy ship since tRump has taken office. In this case, the flights included four aircraft. The first buzzing … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, Russia, United States, USN | 22 Comments

Continuing Making Friends

Kathryns’ Report, an aviation web site,  reported today that Emirates says flight was delayed after Delta Airlines refused them a spare part. As Faux News says, “We report, you decide.” DUBAI, Feb 9 Emirates has accused Delta Air Lines of … Continue reading

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More Unintended Consequences

Andy Pasztor reported February 9, 2017 in The Wall Street Journal:  that in the wake of Mr. Trump’s executive order putting all new and pending regulations on hold for 60 days, the Federal Aviation Administration’s normally low-profile, routine safety directives … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 22, 2016

December 22nd is Date Nut Bread Day Anne & Samantha Day * National Re-Gifting Day * National Cookie Exchange Day ______________________________________________________________ MORE! Giacomo Puccini, ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson, and  Samantha Smith, click

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