March 25, 2013
March 4, 2003
AOPA formally unveiled its Airport Watch program to enhance general aviation airport security March 4 in Washington, D.C., during a press conference attended by the major national news media.
Designed to enhance security at general aviation airports, AOPA's Airport Watch is patterned after the highly successful neighborhood watch anti-crime programs, which call on community members to note and report suspicious activity. Some 700,000 pilots and airport workers are being asked to participate in Airport Watch programs at 5,000 GA airports.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and AOPA have partnered to deploy this national security-enhancement program. AOPA has funded and distributed a wide range of educational materials, while TSA is providing the national, toll-free security hotline, 1-866-GA-SECURE.
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Read more in AOPA's Airport Watch brochure ( HTML | PDF).
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association today introduced its Airport Watch training video. The video is part of the comprehensive AOPA's Airport Watch program to enhance security at general aviation airports. Airport Watch is a partnership between AOPA and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and is modeled after the highly successful neighborhood watch efforts.
View AOPA's Airport Watch video.
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