Taking Practical Action: GA Security: Why We Still Care, What Can We Do About it, and How to Pay for it

This article discusses general aviation (GA) security from the aspect of three types of airport managers – 1) those who take the lead and implement security programs, 2) those who want to do something but are not sure what action to take or where funding will come from to implement programs, and 3) those who do not see a danger and therefore do nothing. The author discusses each managerial type in depth, arguing that managers must plan for GA airport security. Assessing airport risk level and developing a security mindset are key factors in such planning. The author notes that another component to include in GA airport security is security awareness training, for airport staff, flight school, charter operators, and airport business employees. The goal of such training would be to teach participants how to both recognize and respond to suspicious activity (e.g., body language, contradictory mannerisms) when noticed. The author concludes that no matter the managerial type, in GA airport security it is essential to know that a threat to airport security does exist, as do the means and money (from state and federal sources) to address it through collaboration and creativity.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 30-34
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 2007 10:08PM