DHS/TSA Issues Security Advisory To Flight Schools, Training Providers
September 5, 2006 — Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration officials are asking airport managers, flight schools, flight training providers, and aircraft operators to remain vigilant for suspicious behavior and activities in the wake of a recent undisclosed incident involving suspicious activities at flight schools. A TSA advisory warns of continuing Al-Qaeda efforts to conduct multiple attacks against the U.S., and that those attacks may involve aviation.
General aviation aircraft and airport owners and operators are urged to review the security measures contained in the TSA Information Publication, "Security Guidelines for General Aviation Airports," as well as AOPA's Airport Watch Program materials. The theft of any GA aircraft and any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to the appropriate authorities and the TSA General Aviation Hotline at 866-GASECUR (866-427-3287).