Flying and Air Travel


Flying With Firearms (updated in 2022)
I've been researching and presenting about the topic of flying with firearms for well over a decade. In 2022, I updated and re-worked all of my knowledge and wisdom in this topic area into a new presentation, linked below. I've tried to assemble all of the best tips and tricks for making the process smooth and easy. You can also read accounts of others who have flown with guns in their checked luggage. And, of course, if you have a story about flying with firearms, tell me about it!


Terrorists Apparently Love Their Toast Buttered

Just when you think the TSA can't possibly get any loonier with what they define as "dangerous objects" this happens. As over-prepared as I was, they kepty insisting at every turn that I surrender this puny little butter knife. I wasn't going to. Read and see what happened.


A Pressing Passport Matter

This is the story of what happened to me when I was flying to Austria for DeepSec (and to spend time vacationing with my fiancée and my parents) in November of 2016. I tell it here, lest it happen to you!


The TransStates Air Incident

On September 20th, 2010, Daisy Belle and i were on the last leg of our journey flying back from the ekoparty conference in Buenos Aires. In Washington's Dulles airport we experienced a level of travel fail that would almost not be thought possible under the newly-enacted laws and regulations. And yet, here is what transpired.


The SAS Incident

When discussing the notion of travel my barber once told me, "You can have a good trip... or you can have a good story." While this axiom doesn't hold true 100% of the time (my first visit to Hawaii comes to mind) it most surely applies to our trip to Norway for HackCon 5.


The Mile High Club

As a surprise at CarolinaCon 8 in 2012, I was secretly added to the end of the speaking schedule. Everyone believed that I was out of town and couldn't make it to this most wonderful of cons, but I snuck in to the city and stayed at the hotel in my room until the evening. To surprised smiles, I took this stage... and gave this most off-the-wall of talks. It was something that I'd been playing with for a while as a topic, and I'm pleased at how well it went. Enjoy!