Pilots based at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., could be subjected to a background check, made to use a special security badge to access the airport, and required to pay $70 for the privilege. Transient pilots landing at this airport would be questioned and escorted upon arrival. AOPA is opposing the plan implemented by the state of New York because there are alternatives to background checks that are far less costly and leverage existing efforts by the federal government. Read more on AOPA Online.
November 16, 2007