TSA's GA Manager to Resign
May 19, 2011 — Brian Delauter is resigning from his position as GA General Manager for the TSA. Before Delauter’s hiring in 2009 the TSA was often criticized for its security policies toward GA. Since then DeLauter has been seen by GA groups as an effective representative within the agency who worked to fit security enhancements within the structure of GA. Delauter, who began flying at an early age, has worked as both a corporate and airline pilot and is returning to the private sector.
“EAA appreciates Mr. Delauter’s service and, during his TSA tenure, his willingness to communicate and work with the GA community to understand how security policy impacts the day to day flying,” said Doug Macnair, EAA’s vice president of government relations.
John Sammon, TSA’s assistant administrator for transportation sector network management, said Delauter’s “energy, determination, and expertise will be missed,” but that the TSA has a capable team in place to move forward until a replacement is named.