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For the kids on this website that claim to be pilots....:D


New law bans impersonating of pilots

CHICAGO (AP) - A bill signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevich Thursday makes it
illegal to impersonate a pilot at Illinois airports.

Blagojevich said the new law should increase airport safety and help prevent
terrorist attacks. He also called on federal officials to crack down on easy
access to pilots' uniforms over the Internet.

The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Kirk Dillard, R-Hinsdale, and Rep.
Tom Cross, R-Oswego, was prompted by an investigation by the Chicago
television station CLTV that found it was easy to obtain uniforms on the
Internet without providing proof that the consumer worked for an airline.

Under the measure, impersonation of a pilot, airline or airport employee or
contractor in restricted areas of airports is a felony punishable by one to
three years in prison.

It also outlaws anyone from falsely claiming to be a pilot or other airport
employee or contractor to get a uniform or other form of airport or airline
identification.

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama have urged Congress and the
Transportation Security Administration to investigate the easy availability
of commercial airline pilot uniforms online.

A separate bill Blagojevich signed Thursday upgrades the penalty for
trespassing in an airport's restricted areas from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Both laws take effect Jan. 1.

The bills are HB1559 and HB 349.

On the Net: http://www.ilga.gov
http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/local/12361924.htm
 

siucavflight

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Why cant Rod do something good for our state. Thank god that he will not win the next election.
 

Flying Illini

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uh yeah ROD, telling terrorists that it's illegal to impersonate a pilot while you are on your way to blow up the plane will surely stop the attack...what a tard.
 

FurloughedAgain

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I have a closet full of old airline uniforms. Will that be considered contraband? Can I smuggle them over state-lines?

I guess Ebay is out of the question...
 

semperfido

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jeez, that is one of my favorite pastimes. guess i will be "persona non gratta" in ILL.:)
 

NYCPilot

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Hate to say it but security guards, school bus drivers, nautical deck hands and some doormen wear the same shirt as do pilots. That goes for the epaulets too. I highly doubt that you can easily regulate and prohibt these shirts from being sold outside of authorized uniform dealers.

It sort of sounds like a good idea, but its just another politician trying to make a name for himself.

Now, as for acquiring a badge and some wings, those may be more difficult to come by.
 

dseagrav

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NYCPilot said:
Hate to say it but security guards, school bus drivers, nautical deck hands and some doormen wear the same shirt as do pilots.

TERRORISTS! Why do they hate our freedom?

And what the hell is that thing in your avatar?
 

AA717driver

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Oops! Guess the jig's up. See you all. It's been real... :p TC
 

Lead Sled

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Are the plastic wings that say "Future Airline Pilot" banned? How am I ever going to explain this to the guy I fly with? It's a good thing we don't go to Illinois very often.

'Sled
 

I.P. Freley

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How long 'til someone posts a comment along the lines of "well, what are Mesa pilots going through Chicago supposed to do"?
 

P-Dawg_QX

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I.P. Freley said:
How long 'til someone posts a comment along the lines of "well, what are Mesa pilots going through Chicago supposed to do"?

LOL!!!:D
 
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For the kids on this website that claim to be pilots....

whew.... For a minute there I almost thought someone found out that I am really not a pilot...Wait does flying the Microsoft Flight sim qualify me as a pilot?
 
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cforst513

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crap. it only took 1600 posts for me to be discovered. i'll see you guys around...
 

sky37d

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Does that eliminate us bug-smasher pilots??


Oh well, I hated going to chicago after they tore up Meigs.

Oh, wait, I can't claim I'm a pilot, but if I fly the airplane I own, does that make more of a pilot than a guy who flys a plane owned by someone else?? Which one of us is the real pilot. I'm sitting down.
 

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Is it still OK for me to hang around the security checkpoint and tell women that I'm "undercover TSA" and tell them they've been singled out for "additional screening?"
 

Flying Illini

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Kingairrick said:
Is it still OK for me to hang around the security checkpoint and tell women that I'm "undercover TSA" and tell them they've been singled out for "additional screening?"
As long as you're not impersonating a pilot. The law seems very clear.
 
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