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Jerry H. Trachtman

NTSB RELEASES AGENDA FOR DEC 10, 11 INVESTIGATIVE HEARING ON ASIANA FLIGHT 214

December 5, 2013 The National Transportation Safety Board today released the agenda for the two-day investigative hearing on the ongoing investigation into the July 6 crash landing of Asiana Airlines flight 214. The hearing will be held at the NTSB’s […]

Jerry H. Trachtman

How NOT to Get Stopped by TSA When Flying

Thanks to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) doing its job, many a traveler has boarded an airline flight with less personal possessions than when they arrived at the airport.  Everyone who travels by air knows there are some things that […]

Jerry H. Trachtman

Smart Airline Traveler: Know Before You Go

One of the most difficult tasks anyone can undertake is to determine what an airline ticket will cost before you buy it. The extra fees and charges collected by the airlines make it…

Jerry H. Trachtman

Boeing 787 Grounded – Is International Development of This Revolutionary Aircraft The Problem?

EXCERPT FROM BOEING MODEL 787-8 FAA EMERGENCY AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVE:

DATE: January 16, 2013

AD #: 2013-02-51

Emergency airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-02-51 is sent to owners…

Jerry H. Trachtman

Airline Window Shade Wars

When you travel by airline, do you enjoy looking out the window? Most people enjoy the view from up high but some passengers, for whatever reason, prefer looking at the back of a closed…

Jerry H. Trachtman

Fear of Flying

Although it has been more than 100 years since the Wright brothers opened the door to heavier than air powered flight, some people still board the most technologically advanced airliners…

Jerry H. Trachtman

Breathe Easy On Your Next Airline Flight – Or Maybe Not

Airline travel is truly one of the safest, most efficient, and fun forms of transportation. Even with the airport security screenings we must endure, no other form of public transportation…

Jerry H. Trachtman

Time to Spare? Go By Air

TIME TO SPARE? GO BY AIR

Twin Cities-Bound Passengers Stranded on Tarmac at JFK For 6 Hours
“It was a nightmare,” said one passenger. “I pleaded with an airline…

Jerry H. Trachtman

How Safe is Airline Travel?

Although it has been more than 100 years since the Wright brothers opened the door to heavier than air powered flight, some people still board the most technologically advanced airliners with a…

Jerry H. Trachtman

Kids in the Control Tower

The recent report of an air traffic controller’s son in the JFK Airport control tower has the aviation alarmists in an uproar. The TV networks have broadcast recordings of the boy clearing airliners…