Airplane security

Kim du Toit has a rant up today about the TSA.  Lots of good comments too.  I’ve been working on and off for a while on a research/white paper on airport security.  It’s almost done and I think it’s time to start letting people take a look at it and give me some feedback.  My biggest concern at this point is how to deal with FREDS.  The conventionally armed hijacker is an annoyance but not a serious threat if we set up the proper environment.  Since this is reality we are taking about the laws of physics, chemistry, and economics must be obeyed.  Please read and if you have any ideas that I incorporate I’ll be glad to give you credit.  Long term I hope to do a full blown research paper with government money and access to classified reports.  But I want to have some novel ideas that have a reasonable chance of being successful before I approach it from that direction.

Now… I’m off to the airport to pick up my sister-in-law Susan who wants to see her mother one last time before she dies.  At least I don’t have to go through airport security to do that and can ‘carry’ for the entire trip there (Spokane) and back.