Archive | October, 2006

If you want to invade Iceland, now’s your moment – but watch out for the Blackjacks

In Tom Clancy’s fictional account of World War III, Red Storm Rising, the world’s future finally hinges on a ferocious battle between US and Soviet forces in Iceland. It was considered visionary in tech-terms but has been somewhat overtaken by events geopolitically, and last weekend all but a handful of Americans finally quit what had once been […]

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Taking an air taxi trip with SATSair

As someone who has had just about enough of fighting my way through logjammed airports of late, the prospect of sauntering over three US states on an air taxi the other day was pretty exciting. I flew from Washington to Greenville, South Carolina with SATSair, one of a clutch of air taxi start-ups which are […]

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Mixed up passports, luggage labels and LHR chaos generally

I hate having a dig at hard-working airport and airline staff who are doing their best to battle with the new security regime at UK airports. They are doing their best in very difficult circumstances. However, if you felt that their efforts were actually making aviation more terrorist-proof, you might endure the endless security queues, […]

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