July 22, 2009
By Sarah Brown
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Brian Delauter as acting manager for general aviation.
Delauter—a pilot with commercial single- and multiengine land, airline transport pilot, and flight instructor (single- and multiengine, and instrument) certificates—joined the TSA in 2002 as a stakeholder liaison and most recently served as federal security director at Savannah International Airport, where he was responsible for all TSA activities at nine airports across two states.
“As a pilot, Mr. Delauter can draw on his own experience with general aviation to move toward security solutions that work for GA,” said AOPA President Craig Fuller. “AOPA looks forward to working with him as the TSA considers issues that will affect GA.”
Delauter was a pilot for more than 15 years before he joined the TSA, flying GA aircraft as well as commercial aircraft for Northwest Airlines. He began his career as a flight instructor at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida and holds a bachelor of science degree in aviation management from the Florida Institute of Technology.
A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.
Commercial flight planning service FltPlan and Angel Flight West are integrating so that the nonprofit organization can match passenger needs with volunteer pilots’ existing flight schedules.
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