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TSA's Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP)

alohadmac

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Everyone, please take a few minutes to support NBAA's position regarding the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP). If implemented in it's current form, business aircraft would be subject to TSA screening and security regulations much like the airlines. It will also add more wasteful government spending (ie.. TSA agents at you local Signature FBO). You can read all the details on the NBAA website.

http://www.nbaa.org/ops/security/programs/lasp/

go to the link on the right side of the page under "contact congress letter on TSA's LASP proposal".
 
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svcta

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Perhaps another thread will get some more attention. Seems to me that no one cares about this and I can't for the life of me imagine why no one around here even wants to discuss it. This will leave GA in a state of ruin.
 

uncle_rico

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If you don't think this is a big deal, you better read the details of what's being proposed.

You talk about killing corporate aviation....in the three years I have been on the part 91 side, the MAIN reason 99% of the people I know who fly corporate do it to AVOID the airline/TSA security hassle.

If those same security restrictions hit our world....what is the benefit of even having a private jet?!?
 

fob727

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delayed?

Is this one of the regulations that has been delayed by the prez?
 

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1/22/09 AIN Alerts-

Those hoping that President Obama’s order on Tuesday to halt new rulemaking while his administration conducts a review might delay or eliminate the TSA’s proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) could be in for a disappointment. The consensus among aviation associations NBAA, AOPA and NATA is that the President’s order will have no effect on the LASP rulemaking and that the LASP will follow the normal rulemaking process.
 

thatpilotguy

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I have been following the proposal and am still trying to get my brain around all that will be affected for our operation. It seems that the more I read, the more and more it seems corporate aviation will no longer look like it does today.

Most recently I received the list of non-federalized airports and feeder airports that the TSA feels does not meet their security standards. It's six pages in length and I have been to nearly all of the airports listed. If these airports are elminated for us, corporate aviation will truly be a thing of the past.

Please feel free to PM me with an email address and I'll send you the PDF of airports...it's really important that we talk to whomever will listen on this one!
 

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It will truly be the end of my career if this goes through. These TSA folks don't have a clue about what the ramifications will be (or care).
 

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It will truly be the end of my career if this goes through. These TSA folks don't have a clue about what the ramifications will be (or care).


Quite right.. They will still get paid, and just like those in congress, will not be held accountable for their actions.

WHO DO WE CONTACT, AND HOW DO WE GET THROUGH TO THEM?

I trie to Email the TSA website and got a form letter back. I also tried to call and you cannot get a person on the phone.
 

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WHO DO WE CONTACT, AND HOW DO WE GET THROUGH TO THEM?

I am going to write every member the Department of Homeland Security in Congress. It's about 25 people or so... I think we should emphasize that tens of thousands of blue-collar machinists and technicians from Hawker, Cessna and Gulfstream are going to loose their jobs - politicians couldn't care less about us over-paid pilots...
 

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Perhaps another thread will get some more attention. Seems to me that no one cares about this and I can't for the life of me imagine why no one around here even wants to discuss it. This will leave GA in a state of ruin.

LASP has gotten quite a bit of play here already, and is STILL going strong over at Pro Pilot World. Also, if you have NBAA Airmail, you'll see that plenty of people in bizav are actively opposing LASP.
 

blzr

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Just watche the Pittsburgh Steelers board the U.S. Airways jet to Tampa. Not a TSA agent around..???... I Hope they didn't let the trainers bring their scissors on board!!
 

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What you need to do is make sure the people who ride in the back know about this. All they have to do is make a few calls to their buddies in D.C. and problem solved.
 

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Go to NBAA.com and the top right of the page is a box to "Contact your congressman". Follow the instructions, takes about 5 minutes. I am really surprised around the industry of the pilots who don't know what TSA is trying to do! Also the FBO's who don't think this will effect them!
 

alohadmac

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Contact Congress

See Ed Bolen’s letter to the NBAA Membership. Go to www.nbaa.org/advocacy/contact. click on#1 "TELL CONGRESS OF THE VALUE OF BUSINESS AVIATION" and complete the short form so that the appropriate congressman receives your letter which is available for viewing before you submit it.

Then repeat with NBAA Letters to Congress 2-4!!!!


Dear NBAA Member Representative:
As everyone in our industry knows, the business aviation community is facing severe turbulence on several fronts. Our industry is being stereotyped and pilloried by the press, and the people and businesses in general aviation are weathering one of the worst economic storms anyone has ever seen.
The challenges coming out of Washington appear no less daunting: In the three weeks since the 111th Congress was sworn in, business aviation has repeatedly been in focus for lawmakers. A troubling pattern seems to be emerging in which some policymakers are discouraging and disparaging the use of general aviation for business purposes - a pattern in evidence as recently as this week.
NBAA is working to address the challenges we face in the media and in the policy arena. We recently sent a letter to the White House, reminding policymakers that general aviation is about jobs. The letter goes on to state that, "Instead of discouraging companies from accepting and using business airplanes or any other strategic business asset, policymakers should be looking for ways to increase general aviation manufacturing jobs, promote economic development in communities without commercial airline service, and facilitate productivity and efficiency at companies trying to do more with less."
We're taking this same case to the media, giving interviews to news outlets like theNew York Times and CNBC, and submitting opinion pieces to newspapers like theWall Street Journal. We can’t guarantee that our comments will be published verbatim, but we'll keep working to explain the importance of business aviation to companies and communities across the U.S.
While NBAA’s work to advocate for the industry will continue, your direct involvement in our efforts is as critical as ever. Your voice is needed to remind policymakers in Washington that business aviation generates jobs, economic activity and local investment in every state and congressional district in the country. We need policymakers to advance proposals that allow companies in business aviation to survive and keep people working.
You can send Congress this reminder with a new e-mail message NBAA has prepared for use through the Association’s online Contact Congress resource. Contact Congress – which has helped our industry make its collective voice heard on user fees, onerous TARP proposals, and other issues – is quick and easy to use.
I invite you to send your message to Congress today by accessing Contact Congress at www.nbaa.org/advocacy/contact.
Thank you for your help in making sure the voice of everyone in our industry is heard, and the importance of business aviation is understood.
Sincerely,

Ed Bolen
President and CEO
National Business Aviation Association
 
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