May 4, 2002
Since September 11, 2001, the FAA has advised owners and operators of airfields of the potential for follow-on terrorist attacks. Recent statements, apparently by Al Qaeda leaders, threaten attacks against U.S. economic interests.
As we have done in the past, the FAA is seeking your cooperation in helping to safeguard the air transportation system. We believe that it is prudent to inform airport and airfield operators of our concerns. Accordingly, to help keep public and private airfields safe and secure, we need your help.
REMEMBER: If you see something highly dangerous, such as weapons or explosives being loaded on an aircraft, or if you have other reason to believe that a serious crime or some sort of attack is about to occur, immediately call local law enforcement authorities!
Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
A father and his 14-year-old son were helping another pilot ferry a newly purchased aircraft from California to their home field in Virginia. The three made an overnight stop in Albuquerque before flying on to Illinois for fuel. But shortly after they parked the aircraft in Marion, Ill., they were approached by as many as 18 uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers who came running toward the airplane.
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