Aviation Security: What You Can Do

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Although the average American bizjet owner and crew might not be a match for extremists bent on destroying their airplane, there are some common-sense suggestions that could at least make it more difficult for the bad guys. The TSA publishes a list of security precautions that include watching out for strange people, strange aircraft and strange behavior. AOPA publishes a similar list through its Airport Watch program. The alleged terrorist transfer operations, called rendition, have been widely reported in the aviation and mainstream press and some European countries have lodged formal complaints with the U.S. after suspects were allegedly snatched by the CIA on their soil.