Broadcast 1970 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

11 Mar 2013 David Hook
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Guest: David Hook. Topics: General and business aviation security, General Aviation Security Magazine. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed David Hook back to the program to discuss general aviation security and the new magazine addressing general aviation issues, General Aviation Security. You can learn more about the magazine by visiting In the first segment of our 90 minute discussion, David talked about what defines general aviation as compared to the commercial airline industry with a scheduled time table. General aviation has no scheduled time table, operating on demand or at the convenience of someone. Listeners asked our guest if the FAA and TSA were planning to have some sort of security for the suborbital tourism flights when they start. Our guest said the FAA had complete jurisdiction over suborbital flights, not the TSA, but that security measures, if any, were not known at this time. We also talked about the size and scope of general aviation in the country which is approximately 3/4ths of all airline flights in the U.S. Our guest introduced us to the General Aviation Security Magazine, the type of articles it contains, the writers, and how interested listeners and others can submit an article if they are interested in doing so. In our second segment, we talked about pilot training, accidents and security, especially since the accident rates are higher in general aviation than in the commercial aviation industry. Mr. Hook also told us that the company Magzter would soon be distributing the magazine and that they would have an iPhone and iPad app. For more about the distribution, he suggested visiting or when the app is released, through the app newsstand. Listeners asked more questions about submitting articles to the magazine for publication and Dave suggested sending in a query letter before writing the article to make sure the article would be on an acceptable topic. His address for sending him your query letters is In discussing listeners submitted articles, he said some photos were welcome with the necessary releases. He also said that they do not do equipment reviews. Another topic discussed was using the economic strength of the general aviation industry as an indicator for a recovering and strong U.S. economy. Dave said the business component of general aviation might suggest an economic indicator as it would indicate business spending going up which should indicate a healthier industry. Listener Jerry asked about using English as the language for business and general aviation international flights & Dave pointed us to the ICAO rules. Dave brought up the fact that their appeared to be a bigger drop off of women pilots in recent years than men. We also talked about special security protocols in place for flying into Washington, DC and the three business airports within that region. We even talked about the need to have a weapon on board when flying into our nation's capital. Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. You can email David hook at his address below. Check out General Aviation Security Magazine.



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