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TSA enforces security measures for skydiving

I came across an email from Skydive City which stated the TSA is trying to enforce security measures for any person who flys in an aircraft weighing over 12,500lbs (Docket No. TSA-2008-0021).  Which boils down to skydivers upon landing in a grass field near their airport being required to go through a security check similar to that at an airport each and every time you skydive.  This does not affects smaller aircraft we routinely fly on a weekly basis, but does affect the aircraft we all want to skydive from which are typically available at larger boogies.

Supporting the notion to leave comments regarding this issue, I left the following comments:

I was surprised to learn that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) proposes to apply commercial air carrier security measures to GA aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds, regardless of the type of operation.  Not only is this idea costly for small businesses, the notion is what I consider a knee jerk reaction at imposing more restricted control over our free country.

I spent eight years in the United States Air Force to ensure our freedom and way of life is not threatened by those enemies foreign or domestic.  Our own government needs to seriously consider the acts which it takes on its own citizens which imposes unnecessary and unproven techniques.

This policy should be removed or further refined to distinguish between private and commercial aviation, as to not threaten the aviation hobbies which citizens of our great nation have long endured.

My comment tracking number is: 80816631

To leave your own comments:   Go to AOPA’s page http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/gasecurity/submit.html and follow the steps.  At the bottom of that page are some other helpful links.

Thank you for sharing this information with us:

TK Hayes (David Hayes)
DZO
Skydive City

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