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The Transportation Security Administration in all of its infinite wisdom, has proposed to screen private aircraft.

The Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) would require all U.S. operators of aircraft exceeding 12,500 pounds maximum take-off weight (almost all private aircraft) to implement security programs that would be audited by the TSA. This proposal is absurd and the private aviation lobby groups are up in arms.

Apparently, Kip Hawley has never visited a general aviation airfield. Citizens who use these facilities would be the first to report any suspicious or illegal activity as the activity is likely to affect them directly. All this move accomplishes is more red tape for people to go through to get on an airplane and go somewhere.

The cries of “Papers please, papers!” are slowly getting louder…

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