See something or someone suspicious at your airport? Report it through AOPA's Airport Watch. Six Illinois general aviation airports that use the program to keep their airports secure recently received Security Awareness Partnerships awards for their efforts. The Transportation Security Administration offers a toll-free hotline (866/GA-SECURE) through Airport Watch to allow individuals to report suspicious activities at airports. "Airports around the country are using Airport Watch—and it works," said Rob Hackman, AOPA senior director of regulatory affairs. "It has been cited in numerous government studies as a program that enhances airport security without imposing a burden on pilots or airport personnel. Following the voluntary steps in Airport Watch could help prevent future federally mandated restrictions."
August 17, 2007