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Dozens of Foreign Pilots Training Illegally at US Flight Schools
ABC.COM ^

Posted on 09/25/2006 10:56:22 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Dozens of Foreign Pilots Training Illegally at US Flight Schools

September 25, 2006 1:09 PM

Brian Ross and Eric Longabardi Report:

Apg_plane_060925_nr_1Dozens of foreign student pilots with questionable visas have been able to slip between the cracks and gain entry to American flight schools, federal officials tell ABC News.

The FAA says it is conducting an investigation of a number of flight instructors and schools, including one school which was attended by 9-ll hijackers Mohammed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi.

An internal Homeland Security document obtained by ABC News, says the post 9-11 program to prevent terrorists from entering US flight schools has been marked by "confusion and misinterpretations."

Under the program, no foreign national can receive flight training in the United States without approval from the Transportation Security Administration.

In a July, 2006 memo, the TSA complains the program has been flawed because other agencies, including the Department of State, have provided "conflicting and ambiguous" information about whether applicants had valid visas for flight training.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flightschool; flightschools; foreignpilots; foreignstudents

1 posted on 09/25/2006 10:56:23 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Nothing to see here....Move along.....
No buildings have been compromised...... YET.
2 posted on 09/25/2006 11:01:35 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hell, let's just make it easy on ourselves (Americans) and by racial profiling.


3 posted on 09/25/2006 11:03:25 AM PDT by Finop (Liberal wisdom defined... "It's not fair that you work harder than I do")
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To: Sub-Driver
"The Iranian was removed from flight training, according to the inspector, but could not be deported because he had a valid Canadian passport."

CANADA - Giving passports to those who can't get them in other countries..... :o

4 posted on 09/25/2006 11:04:55 AM PDT by BossLady
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To: From One - Many

If one of those fuzzy foreigners ever is involved in a crash,,I want the Secretary of Transportation and Homeland Defense tarred, feathered and hung in the public square.


5 posted on 09/25/2006 11:07:42 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do we have to see crap like this Posted. Do your damned jobs. If there are illegal actions going on , Lock the sons of bi*ches up. close the school.

If they havent got the proper BonaFides , let them tell it to the Judge. Stop passing the buck and blaming it on State , Canada or anyone else. Do your damned job, Use some balls. Where is Homeland Security? Are they frightened by the State department too?

We are paying big bucks for Security and we find the people in Security are afraid of stepping on some toes.


6 posted on 09/25/2006 11:10:36 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: sgtbono2002

Government bow-wows, doing nothing. Not unusual.


7 posted on 09/25/2006 11:13:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: sgtbono2002

Your last line says it all....


8 posted on 09/25/2006 11:14:13 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the govmnt isn't protecting us because they are afraid to profile. As always, PC kills.


9 posted on 09/25/2006 11:19:27 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (I don't trust the left and their friends the bus-bombers/throat slitters.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do I not trust this news source? :-D


10 posted on 09/25/2006 11:22:11 AM PDT by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: sgtbono2002
"Where is Homeland Security?"

It's too busy arranging the purchase and distribution of weather-alert radios to all 100,000 public schools in the country. HS has morphed into another delivery van for political pork.
11 posted on 09/25/2006 11:36:45 AM PDT by riverdawg
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To: Sub-Driver

What's wrong with the FBI/TSA/Justice Dept/etc?


12 posted on 09/25/2006 11:57:16 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: Sub-Driver

As long as the State Department is in charge of issuing visas, we will always have problems.


13 posted on 09/25/2006 12:10:42 PM PDT by Marine Inspector (Customs & Border Protection Officer)
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To: Sub-Driver

My son is a flight instructor at a small airport..

I am going to try to call him and see what/if anything he as been told to do, re: foreign students.

I know that at his school they train a lot of Italian students..the owner is from Italy...but, I am not sure of any other countries.

If anyone here wants to know what I find out...just let me know.


14 posted on 09/25/2006 12:19:25 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: Peach

Ping


15 posted on 09/25/2006 12:20:48 PM PDT by girlangler (Fish Fear Me)
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To: riverdawg

>Where is Homeland Security?<

Right where it has always been, in the pocket of the Council on Foreign Relations! How can we be surprised when Homeland "Security" has done nothing to keep these Jihad scum from entering our country through both borders for five years running? So much for "Security"! It is like the Jihad is doing the CFR's job for them in forcing us into The New World Order.


16 posted on 09/25/2006 12:23:10 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: Sub-Driver
The State Department busy representing foreign and enemy interests again.

How about closing the State Department, firing everybody, and opening a "Foreign Affairs Bureau" to handle these responsilibilties and work FOR the American people?

17 posted on 09/25/2006 1:03:52 PM PDT by cookcounty (Army vet, Army dad)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why don't the flight schools refuse to train these guys? Don't they have any responsibility for how their trainees will use their training? How would you feel if you knew you were responsible for training Atta to fly an American plane into the WTC? Am I crazy for thinking these schools should do their patriotic duty?


18 posted on 09/25/2006 1:06:55 PM PDT by MSSC6644
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To: sgtbono2002
We are paying big bucks for Security and we find the people in Security are afraid of stepping on some toes.

We can thank the media, liberals, and the ACLU for this PCC (politically correct crap). It will be the death of more Americans, until the time that Americans take matters into their own hands!

19 posted on 09/25/2006 1:09:02 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: Sub-Driver

"Foreign Pilots Training Illegally at US Flight Schools"

The administration can spend billions projecting power halfway round the world but can't seem to keep ner-do-wells out of our own country.

Time to refocus.


20 posted on 09/25/2006 1:34:16 PM PDT by reelfoot
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To: Txsleuth

Please post the info and ping me.


21 posted on 09/25/2006 3:12:17 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

Will DO!


22 posted on 09/25/2006 3:14:17 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: little jeremiah

Hi...I tried to get ahold of my son...but he is on a week long training flight. (some of the students want to get all of their flight hours done FAST..so they fly to Nevada, California, and Arizona for a week).

I will get ahold of him when he gets back next week.


23 posted on 09/25/2006 6:49:19 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.)
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To: Txsleuth

Thanks. I bet even if there aren't any where he is, he'll likely hear stuff from others in the field.


24 posted on 09/25/2006 7:55:08 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Sub-Driver

bump and bookmark


25 posted on 09/27/2006 5:37:44 AM PDT by Velveeta
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