Category Archives: Aviation

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

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, Government | 3 Comments

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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Reflections on a Pearl

By Terry Welshans This view looks about east, with the supply depot, submarine base and fuel tank farm in the right center distance. A torpedo has just hit USS West Virginia on the far side of Ford Island (center). Other … Continue reading

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