flightglobal.com: "TSA: GA security rules imminent"

Old Jun 8, 07, 1:53 am
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flightglobal.com: "TSA: GA security rules imminent"

And the beat goes on ...

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-imminent.html

The initial version of a new security programme for larger general aviation aircraft could be completed as early as this quarter, according to the National Business Aviation Association.

Prepared by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and industry groups over the past few years, the new programme is likely to include measures to verify the identity of pilots and passengers, though specific protocols are not being discussed, says Douglas Carr, vice-president of safety and regulation for NBAA. The new measures, which are sometimes referred to as the Large Aircraft Standard Security Programme, will complement TSA's "Twelve-five" security programme which requires Part 135 charter aircraft with maximum take-off weights of more than 5,680kg (12,500lb) to comply with various standards including a criminal records check and staff finger printing. A similar programme is aimed at on-demand operators of private charter aircraft with a maximum take off weight of up to 43,000kg.
I had to go look up the Business & GA issue about the "Twelve-five Rule." More here.
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Old Jun 8, 07, 7:46 am
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Now $ignature will be able to charge even more money to wand-down pilots and passengers.

Maybe we'll finally get some Congressional action as top executives get a wand stuck up their....
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Old Jun 8, 07, 7:57 am
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Life itself carries with it a certain amount of risk. If we try to address every conceivable threat to air travel, we will either be: (A) Bankrupt (B) Ground-bound or both.
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Originally Posted by vassilipan View Post
Life itself carries with it a certain amount of risk. If we try to address every conceivable threat to air travel, we will either be: (A) Bankrupt (B) Ground-bound or both.
But then we wouldn't have a threat anymore, would we?

"Think of the children"

<sarcasm off>
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Old Jun 8, 07, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by vassilipan View Post
Life itself carries with it a certain amount of risk. If we try to address every conceivable threat to air travel, we will either be: (A) Bankrupt (B) Ground-bound or both.
And we'll continue to spend massive amounts of money on very small risks, when neglecting any funding or any real public awareness of much larger everyday risks.
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Old Jun 8, 07, 12:45 pm
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Revolt, GA, Revolt!

Let's throw this disgusting agency out the door once and for all!
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Old Jun 8, 07, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by vassilipan View Post
Life itself carries with it a certain amount of risk. If we try to address every conceivable threat to air travel, we will either be: (A) Bankrupt (B) Ground-bound or both.
What's amazing is the causality is so clear. Grounded traffic >> bankruptcy.

The solution here is SO Eff-ing EASY.
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Revolt, GA, Revolt!
"Do you want your IFR takeoff clearance today?"
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Old Jun 8, 07, 7:15 pm
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Originally Posted by TheRoadie View Post
"Do you want your IFR takeoff clearance today?"
Actually since a turbo-prop single engine does fairly well at 17,500' MSL (hence no IFR clearance required), I'd say "no I don't want a fracking IFR clearance today".
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