Anyone get frisked at an FBO by TSA lately?

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Heard the TSA did some screening at a couple FBOs.

Just wanted some first hand info.
 

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Signature BOS. Bring your ID in with you, or good luck getting back to your aircraft. It's like trying to get to your gate in the main terminal. Don't bring a pocket knife in, or you will lose it. They have used their wand on me, but they haven't frisked me.

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I don't understand the Boston TSA deal. Yesterday I asked them what they were looking for. They said the were looking after "public" security. I asked what if I had a knife? They said it wouldn't be a problem. I want to know what law prohibits an owner bringing a weapon, hunting or otherwise, with them on their private plane.

My conclusion is that it is all for show and accomplishes absolutely nothing.
 

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I don't think Boston Signature has TSA, I think it is MassPort or a private security company that is required by the airport.
One thing is for sure:
Just about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle.
 

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I don't think Boston Signature has TSA, I think it is MassPort or a private security company that is required by the airport.
One thing is for sure:
Just about as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle.
Pretty sure its MassPort, and they have been doing that ever since 9/11.

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In BOS, I don't both empting out my pockets anymore. I just wait for the alarm to sound and let them wand me if they choose. I've had them not bother a couple times. A few months back I inquired about what they look for. The screener was cool and said they are just making sure the crew is aware of what the pax are bring onboard. The screeners know they have no authority to take anything away. Legally the pax can bring guns (locked up), knifes, and 4 oz of liquid (or a gel):D
 
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In BOS, I don't both empting out my pockets anymore. I just wait for the alarm to sound and let them wand me if they choose. I've had them not bother a couple times. A few months back I inquired about what they look for. The screener was cool and said they are just making sure the crew is aware of what the pax are bring onboard. The screeners know they have no authority to take anything away. Legally the pax can bring guns (locked up), knifes, and 4 oz of liquid (or a gel):D
Also a while back I asked one of the supervisors and he said that part of it had to do with international terminal right next door. He said that TSA thinks that terminal to TOOO close to GA traffic that doesn’t mandate full passenger screening, therefore and non-tsa security station had to be recommended.
 

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Didn't realize they wouldn't take anything. Man, they really are pointless. Let's see how long Massport continues to pay for them in this economy.

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Not sure MassPort is paying for it, have you seen the bill for it from Signature??? I think it's 2 separate charges having to do with security.

I don't remember the number, but it's significant. I know it totals over a grand with Signatures ripoff for our DA2000.
 

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Avoid BOS at all costs, just go to BED if you have a choice. We brought the bossman once to BOS and that was enough of that nonsense
 

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Avoid BOS at all costs, just go to BED if you have a choice. We brought the bossman once to BOS and that was enough of that nonsense
Agreed, but............trouble is, that's exactly what "they" want!
 

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There is random TSA checks at BNA. They are checking pilot id's and going thru pilot and passenger baggage and checking automobiles. Also frisking people including line service people. Also asking departure times and destinations. AOPA states they can do it because airport is served by airlines. NBAA initially got their panties in a wad but wont return emails, probably should get used to it. Start practicing the goose step.
 

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It has been that way for a long time at BOS.

I was refering to other airports. Heard the TSA set up shop and kind of took over like the heroes they are. (Sarcasm)

Just wondering if TSA is testing the waters or if it is more like a sign of what's to come?
 

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Can you say LASP????
Get ready for it, because sure as shiit DHS and TSA will be enacting it before we know it.
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