With security issues top of mind on Capitol Hill and in the news, it's more important than ever for pilots to protect general aviation, and themselves, by complying with security guidelines. AOPA has made it easy by gathering everything you need to know about GA security in one location.
AOPA Online's new security resource section divides the information into easy-to-understand categories that tell you exactly what you need to do when you're on the ground or in the air. The section provides links to information that will help you effectively secure your aircraft and airport, plan a flight in the vicinity of restricted or special-use airspace, operate in the Washington, D.C., Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), and respond to an intercepting aircraft.
You can test your practical knowledge with a security quiz, then add to it by taking one of several free online courses. Or you can check the latest security-related airspace restrictions and conveniently plan a route around them with AOPA's Real-Time Flight Planner.
The section also contains links to information on AOPA's efforts to protect GA from ineffective and unnecessary restrictions as well as explanations of complex security issues such as the alien flight training rule.
September 23, 2005