Flight Schools To Be TSA-Tested
Within a few weeks, all flight-school operators will be required to take an online tutorial developed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Security Specialist Steven Calabro told AVweb yesterday at Oshkosh. The tutorial, called "Flight School Security Awareness," is on display at the TSA's booth in the Federal Pavilion. "It will go online in about a month," Calabro said. "Flight-school operators can take the test online and print out a certificate to show they've met the requirement." Calabro said a similar program is in development for airport managers, and it may be extended to FBOs and corporate flight departments. At present, there is no plan to require a test from individual pilots, Calabro said. The tutorial is followed by an online multiple-choice test, which consists of "scenarios." For example, if someone is observed taking pictures of aircraft through the airport fence, or a student seems uncomfortable about taking a background check, what should you do? We know the right answer, but that would be cheating.