Airport Travel Tips: Reducing Waiting Times

 
Key Travel Tips Following these tips will help you reduce your wait time at the security checkpoint. Before you go to the Airport ? Do not pack or bring Prohibited Items to the airport. ? Place valuables such as jewelry, cash and laptop computers in carry-on baggage only. ? Tape your business card to the bottom of your laptop. ? Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry and accessories that contain metal. Metal items may set off the alarm on the metal detector. ? Avoid wearing shoes that contain metal or have thick soles or heels....
 

Young Men Trying to Imitate the 9-11 Scenario, Part I

 
Why did the young man near Tampa, FL fly a little private aircraft into the Bank of America building there? A Cessna 152; What damage could that possibly do? We must figure out a way in preventing our youth from growing up into homegrown terrorists. My brother flies a C-130 for the US Marines, my dad was a Navy jet jock and grandfathers flew in WWII. Realize that many other famous people caught the flying bug. Including our current President and his father also a President and pilot in WWII. So we cannot condemn a person who wants to reach beyond the norm, someone who wants to achieve, some one who strives and ultimately fulfills that need through flight....
 

Airbus to Build $600 Million Aircraft Manufacturing Plant in US

 
Airbus has announced that it will build a $600 million aircraft manufacturing plant in Mobile Alabama. This is significant news and will open doors to US based commercial airlines to buy more Airbus Aircraft in the future. Alabama is quite good at attracting manufacturing facilities such as Mercedes, Nissan and other automobile manufacturers and is known for their tax incentives and pro-business stance. It is not surprising that Airbus picked Alabama. The Boeing Company has some heavy competition with Airbus in the commercial aviation sector and the future of commercial aviation both in passenger aircraft and cargo or freighters looks bright....
 

Group Check-in At Airports

 
Plan Ahead For A Smooth Check-in and Flight When traveling with a group through a major airport, here are some tips to help things go smoothly while reducing your personal stress level: 1. Resist the temptation to hold on to everyone's tickets until they get in line at the terminal. Once your group is in line they will likely move through the agents VERY quickly. Give the tickets to the participants before they leave the bus. 2. As your group gets off the bus, take a moment to go inside and ask an agent where you should take your group....
 

Finding the Cheapest Airfares

 
To find the best airfares, it takes a series of actions to be accomplished during the same period of time. Airfare rates change suddenly online, so when you see a price that you are comfortable with, grab it. 1] Always try to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible. Usually the closer you get to your departure date, the higher the fare will go. Try to book your travel at least 14 days prior to your departure. 2) When searching for International fares, Consolidators can save you hundreds of dollars on International flights....
 

Flying Blimp Walrus Could Have Assisted in Evacuations

 
What is a Walrus Super Blimp? It is a giant heavy lift Blimp being evaluated by the United States Department of Defense's special research division; DARPA. What is DARPA? Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. You see they have been looking at how to move more for less? Imagine having to move millions of tons of fighting gear to the battle area? Well giant blimps may hold the key, because they are cheap to operate, can carry lots of weight and save lots of money. The Walrus Super Blimps will soon be out to bid to see who can come up with a suitable design and plan....
 

Future Shuttle Launches

 
The military aircraft we have are all equipped with anti-SAM systems. These prevent SAMs, Surface-to-air-missiles, which are heat seeking from hitting the aircraft. The systems send out many very hot flare type pieces out of the back of the aircraft and fool the Surface to air missile into thinking that those are the targets, thus the missile goes after the chafe flares instead of the actual aircraft. Is it possible to have such a system for the space shuttle launch? Or can we send up fire works along the perimeters of the spectator areas to trick a missile fired by anyone with a hand held surface to air shoulder launched weapon?...
 

De Ice Boots Preventative Care

 
If you have de-ice boots on your aircraft you realize that for them to last you will need to keep them in new condition. In days gone buy aviators and aircraft mechanics have used all sorts of things to keep them in mint condition. This is especially serious if you park your aircraft out doors for any length of time. Like tires the rubber in de-ice boots gets old and checks. I can remember as a young man cleaning aircraft in trade for flight time often using floor wax on the de-ice boots. It worked well indeed....
 

Travel Tips For Getting Through the Airport Easier and Quicker

 
Traveling is different now than it was before 9/11. Arriving at the airport even earlier than before, standing in line longer while waiting to pass through security, having luggage x-rayed, and being pulled aside for random security checks make the time it takes to travel more lengthy than it used to be. Planning ahead can shave off a few minutes here and there and hopefully make your travels less frustrating. Here are some things I have found to be helpful when traveling: ·  Make a list....
 

Starting an Aircraft Washing Business

 
So you love airplanes and you want to start an aircraft washing service? I cannot blame you, as I did the same thing. After cleaning Thousands of aircraft over the years, I have paid for my flight school, first aircraft and then started an aircraft washing franchise as a module of another franchising company I had founded. Named the Aircraft Wash Guys we learned early on what it takes to satisfy aircraft owners, FBOs Fixed Based Operators and Chief Pilots. We always specialized in washing and polishing aircraft....
 
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