TSA Asks Flight Schools For Extra Vigilance


Transportation Security Administration officials have asked airport managers, flight schools, flight-training providers, and aircraft operators to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior and activities. The notice was prompted by a recent undisclosed incident involving suspicious activities at flight schools, the TSA said. The TSA advisory, issued on Friday, warns of continuing Al-Qaeda efforts to conduct multiple attacks against the U.S., and says those attacks may involve aviation. Owners of GA aircraft and airport owners and operators are urged to review the security measures contained in the TSA publication, “Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airports,” as well as AOPA’s Airport Watch Program materials. The theft of any GA aircraft and any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the appropriate authorities and the TSA General Aviation Hotline at 866-GASECUR (866-427-3287).