Skip to comments.TSA pilot screening? (vanity)
Posted on 03/27/2015 4:34:00 AM PDT by Leaning Right
Do pilots go through TSA screening just like everyone else, standing in line just like everybody else? Or do they have their own TSA line? Or are they exempt from the whole process?
So I'm obviously not all that familiar with how today's pilots go through TSA. But I am curious.
From what I’ve noticed, they have their own line at the screening areas.
Who needs to be TSA screened when you can just crash your plane killing all on board at will?
It depends on the size of the airport.
Flight crews get screened like everyone else, but at larger airports have a line that is shared with trusted travelers.
At smaller airports, flight crews may be given priority at the screening lines so they can get to their flights.
Yes, you are a very infrequent flyer.
They are pre screened, present their ID at the security entrance, don’t have to remove shoes, but their luggage, briefcases, etc are screened like everyone else’s. they do go through the handicap/preferred passenger line to the front so they are not standing in line for an hour.
I think some airports use the biometrics on their badges, and some don't, but unless you're a muzzie convert after the fact, once you're in the system you're in.
The real problem is the airport workers who come to work and go straight to their job locations PAST the TSA screening points without any checks what so ever. What’s wrong with this picture.
There’s a background check involved in getting the badge.
Nice touch on your last flight.
The reason I asked is that, going forward, there'll be some sort of rule requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. But that won't mean much if some nut pilot is carrying a three-inch blade.
Of course a that pilot can still do great damage will a ceramic coffee cup, or with his bare hands. So maybe it's a moot point.
And it says something about the sick state of the world that this is even an issue.
Well, sure - it's an employment check the airlines do, even for the flight attendants, but certainly for pilots, and even more so if they're in the program that allows them to carry concealed on board.
Funny, though, how the baggage handlers have virtually the same access, but very little employment screening.
I'm personally amazed the muzzies haven't either themselves or using a compromised baggage handler, introduced a suitcase bomb into a jet somewhere... or maybe they already have (those "missing" airliners).
The thing I remember most about that old Ford Trimotor was the wicker seats. Funny how things like that stick in your mind.
That is one of the cool things of a FORD Tri-motor.I remember when I was a 6 year old watching my dad work on one at peachtree dekalb airport in Atlanta.Very cool airplane.
Most crewmember go through “known crewmember”. We show our passport and scan our ID. The computer brings up our data for the TSA agent, a they let us through. Our bags are not screened and we do not go through the x Ray machine.
There is no way to stop a pilot in the flight deck from doing bad things. Period. Put 10 people in the flight deck and you only increased the odds.
That is why, one of the requirements for hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate is, “good moral character.”
Let’s face it, the most dangerous person in the world today is a malevolent anti-Semite who is setting the world on fire while he watches basketball. Whose going to stop him? Pilots going nuts are the least of our worries.
The U.S. has a two person rule. The airplanes all have a wicked crash axe in the cockpit. No need to bring your own.
Yes. A 98 lb female flight attendant sitting in the left seat will be useless against a 250 lb male co-pilot if malfeasance is the co-pilot's objective.
Yeah but do the profilers ask them: “Have you been hospitalized for extreme depression, still under psych care, been dumped by a lover, facing financial ruin, and and fantasized about killing yourself and a planeload of innocent people?”
They don’t make wands to find that
Interesting. So what's your take on this, security-wise? Is there anything meaningful that can be done?
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