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AOPA's Airport Watch Security

The aircraft and pilots of America’s general aviation (GA) community do not pose a significant terrorist threat to the United States. In fact, no GA aircraft has ever been used in an act of terror anywhere in the world. Nonetheless, the GA community takes security concerns very seriously. A comprehensive range of proven measures are in place to secure America’s GA aircraft and airports from potential acts of terror.

Federal and state government, major cities, local municipalities, airports, flight schools, aircraft rental facilities, aircraft maintenance facilities, aircraft owners, pilots, the military, and all levels of law enforcement work together to deploy a multi-layered system of proven security procedures to identify and thwart an act of terror involving a GA aircraft before it occurs. As a community, we will continue to work with all levels of government and all participants to remain ever-vigilant in the protection of our fellow citizens and our nation.