January 5, 2007
Pilots based at Melbourne International Airport are encouraged to attend a meeting on January 18 at the airport to learn about the Transportation Security Administration's enhanced security measures at air carrier airports. Airports must collect the personal information, including proof of citizenship, of those who currently have or are applying for a security badge or airport-issued ID that gives them access to the airport. The Melbourne Area Pilots Association is hosting the meeting to allow pilots to complete the necessary paperwork and view a safety video needed to get a new security badge and maintain ramp driving privileges at Melbourne International. The meeting will take place at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, in the upstairs portion of the airport terminal. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 5, 2007
Advocacy and Legislation,
Transportation Security Administration,
Pilot Skip Gibbs regularly uses his Bonanza A36 to bring medical volunteers and supplies to remote areas of Mexico. Just before sunset, Gibbs was flying to the historic city of El Fuerte in the state of Sinaloa where LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy has been doing good works since 1934.
A federal agency chartered to secure national borders has been working inland, targeting general aviation with no clear authority.
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