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<BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA urges pilots and flight schools to remain vigilant</SPAN><BR><SPAN class=twodeck>AOPA urges pilots and flight schools to remain vigilant</SPAN>

The FBI has issued an alert that it has received information indicating that terrorists may still be interested in using small general aviation aircraft for suicide attacks in the United States. Pilots are strongly encouraged to remain alert for suspicious activities anytime they are flying or at an airport just before or after a flight. Individuals observing anything suspicious should report it to local FBI or law enforcement officials. For flight schools, flying clubs, and others renting aircraft, the FAA has a series of suggested enhancements.

"While the alert is not specific, it is important that everyone in the general aviation community serve as the eyes and ears for law enforcement, watching for suspicious activity and persons," explained AOPA's Andy Cebula, senior vice president of government and technical affairs.

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