19,399Nov 2, 2011
Witnesses testified on changes in airline security operations and policy in the ten years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Among the issues they addressed were the pilot program to ...
7,685Feb 20, 2012
Federal Air Marshall Program
Mickey McCarter talked about President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal to cut $36 billion from the Federal Air Marshal Service, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
2,211Sep 11, 2010
Aviation Officials Remember September 11, 2001
Air traffic controllers explored the decisions they made during and after the attacks on September 11, 2001. After their discussion they responded to questions from members of the audience.
2,114Jun 16, 2010
Proposed United-Continental Merger
Congressmen, airline executives and union representatives testified about a proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of the ...
1,946Nov 13, 1997
Book Discussion on East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Ms. Butler talked about her new book, East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart, published by Addison Wesley Longman. The book examines her life and times, and her marriage to ...
1,746Sep 11, 2010
Pilots Remember September 11, 2001
Pilots recounted their experiences during and after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. After their discussion they responded to questions from members of the audience.
Major Joe ...
1,687Aug 3, 2011
Democratic Leaders on FAA Reauthorization
Congressional Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about the failure of Congress to reauthorize funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
1,609Oct 5, 2011
Book Discussion on Collision Course
Joseph McCartin, associate history professor at Georgetown University, recounted the call for an illegal strike by the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) in August 1981 and ...
1,588May 6, 1937
This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster, when on May 6th, 1937 the Zeppelin caught fire while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. 35 people on the ...
1,331Mar 5, 2012
Counter Terrorism and Aviation Security
John Pistole talked about changes at the Transportation Security Administration since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He also responded to questions from the audience.
1,102Jul 21, 2012
75th Anniversary of the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
Seventy-five years ago, aviator Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan went missing over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. Dr. White Wallenborn has ...
992Aug 3, 2011
Fawn Johnson on FAA Funding Stalled in Congress
Fawn Johnson talked about the stalled re-authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding and the likely impact of a failure to pass the re-authorization prior to the August ...
836Jan 20, 2010
Northwest Flight 253 Bombing Attempt and Intelligence Agencies
National security officials testified on the December 25, 2009 attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253, focusing on intelligence reforms recommended by the 9/11 Commission in its final report on ...
834Mar 14, 2014
White House Daily Briefing
Spokesman Jay Carney said, “we are late in the game” regarding the situation in Crimea and the coming Sunday’s referendum vote. He also updated U.S. involvement in the ...
804Apr 12, 2012
Richard Anderson Remarks at Aviation Summit
Richard Anderson talked about the competiveness and consolidation within the airline industry and offered ways in which the industry could create more jobs.
784May 16, 2012
Book Discussion on Atlantic Fever
Joe Jackson recounts the fourteen aviators who partook in the $25,000 contest to be the first to fly non-stop across the Atlantic in 1927. The event, sponsored by hotelier Raymond Orteig, culminated ...
776Apr 29, 2008
FAA & Air Traffic Controllers
Patrick Forrey talked about the reauthorization of the Federal
Aviation Administration. The Senate this week is expected to vote
on a four-year reauthorization. Among the items ...
775Mar 16, 2014
Airline Safety and Missing Malaysia Plane Investigation
Mary Schiavo talked about the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight 370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. At the time of this program, ...
771Feb 6, 2013
History of Hot Air Ballooning
Troy Bradley talked about hot air ballooning and the role the balloons have played in U.S. history, including the Civil War and beyond. Albuquerque is the hot air balloon capital of the world, ...
751Apr 24, 2013
FAA Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and Sequestration
Michael Huerta testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) fiscal year 2014 budget request. Many of the questions he answered focused on the impact of sequestration budget ...
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