AOPA announces Airport Watch program to national audience in Washington, D.C.

March 25, 2013


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Rep. James Oberstar (left) and Adm. James M. Loy, TSA administrator, praise the Airport Watch program during a Washington, D.C., press conference.

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National media attended the Airport Watch press conference, including the major TV networks.

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AOPA President Phil Boyer explains AOPA's Airport Watch program during a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Major television networks, wire services, and major newspapers are well represented at AOPA's Airport Watch Press Conference in Washington, D.C.

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TSA Administrator Admiral James M. Loy praises AOPA Airport Watch program saying, "It will make communities and their airports safer."

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TSA Administrator Admiral James M. Loy helps launch AOPA's Airport Watch program during a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) called AOPA's Airport Watch an "immediate, innovative, and common-sense security solution" during a Washington, D.C., press conference March 4.

AOPA announces Airport Watch program to national audience in Washington, D.C.

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).

AOPA introduces 'Airport Watch' training video to enhance general aviation airport security

March 4, 2003

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.

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View AOPA's Airport Watch video.