This advisory is similar in nature to previous Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advisories urging the general aviation (GA) community to focus care in taking appropriate security precautions.
The U.S. Government continues to receive indications that extremist individuals are planning additional terrorist operations against U.S. and Western interests within the U.S. and overseas. Such operations, possibly involving civil and GA aircraft, could be conducted whenever attack preparations are complete and operations are in place. The TSA has no credible information concerning specific targets, timing, or methods of attack. However, the aviation community should observe good physical security for aircraft and facilities and be continuously alert for suspicious persons, activities, and operations around airports.
In addition, you should review the Letter to Airmen and the Security Information Advisory Reminder for GA Pilots which were released on July 11, 2002, and which remain in effect.
August 9, 2002