Art Kosatka

Posts from aviation professional Art Kosatka on airport security issues and TSA.

  • It Never Seems to Get Better, Does It…

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday April 16, 2014
    Sometimes, no matter how hard I try to look for the positive elements in aviation security, there are somewhere between few-to-none to be found.  The mere mention of TSA screening raises the hackles of pretty much the entire traveling public, not to...
  • What Will Pre-Check Cost Your Airport?

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday March 12, 2014
    First, let’s define our terms.  The premise of the TSA Pre-Check program is a relatively good one, and one that should have been instituted 13 years ago.  Simply stated, the one-size-fits-all-doesn’t-really-work-very-well rule has finally sunk in...
  • That Rude TSO Took My Loaded Weapon

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday February 12, 2014
    When one sees stories that talk about Congress and TSA in the same sentence, you can usually be pretty sure what’s coming next.  This time, you’d only be half right.  Yes, a U.S. Congressman is seeking more legislative controls on how screeners do...
  • Screeners With Guns - Worst Idea Revisited

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday January 8, 2014
    Ordinarily I try not to extend these columns to a previous issue, but this one just hangs on like that bad odor in your basement.  Recall that the recent shooter event at LAX has brought out the Congressional grand-standers and the 2 nd amendment...
  • Screeners with Guns: Candidate for Worst Idea of the Year

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday December 11, 2013
    The recent shooter event at LAX has brought out the crazies, as I predicted in this space last month.  The TSA union chief, J. David Cox, now wants screeners to be armed to protect the checkpoints.  Oh… wait ….  We already have those at every...
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