Southwest Goes Wireless On the Ramp, Saving Dollars and Lives

Southwest Airlines has implemented a wireless communication system from Flightcom for airport rampers, not only to keep people safe, but to help out the bottom line as well.
by Phil Derner Jr.


Video: The 4 Rules in Choosing a Safe Outfit To Fly In

Not enough people think about their health and the rare chance of aircraft emergencies when getting dressed for a flight. NYCA's Phil Derner goes over his four rules for a safe attire.
by Phil Derner Jr.


Are Airplane Seats Sturdy Enough for Overweight America? The Cost of Safety vs. Fuel

The 60-year-old FAA weight standard for airliner seats seems outdated relative to America's expanding waistlines, but is that reason enough for an update?
by admin


In preparation for its flight to New York, Space Shuttle Enterprise is mounted to the top of the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Dulles Airport early Friday morning. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingals)

Will Intrepid Love and Honor Space Shuttle Enterprise?

Our ups, downs and more downs in dealing with the Intrepid Museum, including aircraft abuse and putting profit over enthusiasm.
by Phil Derner Jr.


Cockpit Jumpseating: The Best Seat in the House

Working in aviation brings me some of the greatest experiences of my life. Few of them come close to being able to ride up front in airliners in the cockpit jumpseat.
by Phil Derner Jr.