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skydiverdriver

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I heard on the news today that Cincinnati is number one, for TSA inspectors able to smuggle fake knives, guns and bombs into the airport. I feel so much safer now. Of course, nobody is safe, since planes fly from here to all over the world. Good luck everyone.
 

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Enough said heads need to roll mineta, garvey, and sabatini need to be canned there incompetant
 

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Screening By-Pass

Hey SDD,

Aren't the CMR folks fortunate enough to take the employee shuttle directly to the 'trailer park' and bypass the security screening checkpoint alltogether? I've stood in that maddening serpentine Disney line before to non-rev...none too fun.

On another note...any rumors on class dates? I heard two in July and three in Aug with a suspention in Sep for the Brasilia crews. I had the opportunity to fly the interview captains, Todd M. and Ralph M. in a Seminole here at CAA and had a real BLAST! We flew to the DeLand DZ for refreshments in the middle of the flight. Had them shoot their 1st GPS approach back into SFB, and rang the bell afterwards...whatta great group of people! I can't wait to come up!
 

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Well, I don't think I should discuss security procedures on a public board.

As far as interviews and class dates, I'm sorry to say that I never hear about those things. They tell us about class dates for us, like transitioning florida crews, or upgrades, but not much about new hires. Good luck to you.
 

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if you read the post "comair classes" you will find fact, not rumors.

as of now there are no classes posted on the company website for august, but of course that doesn't mean there aren't any...

what is a "suspention in Sep for the Brasilia crews"? what does that mean? brasilia crews have been tng since june 10th, and there are several classes scheduled between now and oct.
 

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There must be some kind of mistake. Those CVG screener are top notch. After all, they spotted the nail file on my finger nail clippers last fall, and promptly broke it off & discarded it. Then kindly gave back the clippers, sans nail file.
 

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Speaking of them taking things, I had a little tool pouch that had 2 screwdrivers in it, it was the little kind that have the handle that can be taken off and different screwdrivers placed in it. I have had that thing in my flight bag for months commuting all over and going through there they took it. I use the things to open some inspection panels on my plane during pre-flight. So much for carrying a screwdriver. Does anybody think that is a little excessive. I mean if you wanted to stab someone, wouldn't a strong ballpiont pen work just as well?
 

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Do they let the screeners bring their banjos to work with them?
 

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Sep Classes, Screwdrivers

D'oh! I should know better discussing security protocols here, sorry for the flub! I'll be more vigilent next time.

About the Sept. classes. Sharon paid a visit to CAA last week and said new hire classes will be put on hold in Sep. so the training dept. can devote all their time to Brasilia transitions. Just passin' what I've heard....

The good folks at CVG security almost had my fuel strainer as a souvenir last month when I went to visit family in STL. A young lady searched my bag and said she'd have to take it, but I pleaded my case as a CFI and showed her my company ID and licenses and she apologetically gave it back to me, kind of embarrassed she had raised the issue in the first place. As O'Reilly says "That's Ridiculous!"
 

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Re: Sep Classes, Screwdrivers

Hovernut said:

The good folks at CVG security almost had my fuel strainer as a souvenir last month when I went to visit family in STL. A young lady searched my bag and said she'd have to take it, but I pleaded my case as a CFI and showed her my company ID and licenses and she apologetically gave it back to me, kind of embarrassed she had raised the issue in the first place. As O'Reilly says "That's Ridiculous!"
You travel on the airlines with a fuel strainer?
 

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Re: Sep Classes, Screwdrivers

Hovernut said:

The good folks at CVG security almost had my fuel strainer as a souvenir last month when I went to visit family in STL. A young lady searched my bag and said she'd have to take it, but I pleaded my case as a CFI and showed her my company ID and licenses and she apologetically gave it back to me, kind of embarrassed she had raised the issue in the first place.
Why did you have it in the first place???

You flashed a CAA ID and everything was O.K.? No wonder CVG security gets such a bad rap...
 
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I showed them my NASA astronaut application and they said that I was good to go. In their defense I signed it really nice and my buddy was a witness to it. Oh yeah, they said even though I was a potential astronaut I was still not to be trusted with my fingernail file. It's all fun and games until someone gets stabbed with a 1" fingernail file.
 

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You know, occasionally when I visit back home in STL or friends elsewhere, I like to fly a local airplane I've been checked-out in. That means I have to bring the tools of the trade...headsets, STRAINER, etc. Of all the airports at which I've been screened, including Montreal where you have to turn everything electrical on, Boston-one of the flashpoints, St. Louis, Atlanta, and LaGuardia, no-one has EVER quetioned the fuel tester that has a 1" screwdriver in the cap. I've even gone through the anal-probe at the gate a few times with it. So, when the folks at CVG squawked at it, naturally I was suprised and dismayed and calmly and discreetly tried to resolve the situation using the means available to me....licenses, ID's whatever, wouldn't you do the same? I was prepared to lose it, but not without reason.

It's ridiculous when you and I get pulled aside for having a benign tool of the trade, or some clippers or a file, while the TSA or some idiot is able to sneak real or simulated weapons through the checkpoint! I miss my Leatherman!

C'mon, is flying 'small' airplanes that far removed from your memory? Geez!

lowly CFI
 

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onetaco said:
There must be some kind of mistake. Those CVG screener are top notch. After all, they spotted the nail file on my finger nail clippers last fall, and promptly broke it off & discarded it. Then kindly gave back the clippers, sans nail file.
My hat's off to the screeners for the good find (nail file). The only bummer was when I got out to the RJ, I had no file to sharpen the crash ax...
 

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Hovernut said:
It's ridiculous when you and I get pulled aside for having a benign tool of the trade, or some clippers or a file, while the TSA or some idiot is able to sneak real or simulated weapons through the checkpoint! I miss my Leatherman!

C'mon, is flying 'small' airplanes that far removed from your memory? Geez!

lowly CFI
Hovernut her's something you may want to check out

Flightinfo.com Hangar > Aviation Message Board > YGBSM...(You've Got To Be Spoofing Me)! > Dorky Pilot Series

Yes it has been a long time.....I remember that any plane I ever rented had a fuel strainer...But I know things can change...hell we didn't even use headsets when I started and I'm not that old. Just curious, do you use a flight case while teaching a lesson?:)
 

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I'm lucky to make it to the plane with just my headsets and a lesson sheet...on time! I read that other thread....my stomach is still hurting from the laughter. I've seen just about all that at my school...the rolling flight cases....the 2' tall window decals....crew tags, but the topper is our security manager with "FLT PAY" on his corvette plates!! I'll have to contribute a few funnies I've seen, too.:p
 
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