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Keeping the Skies Friendly: Next Steps for General Aviation Security

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Publication Date: July 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Government (Internal security)
Transportation (Air transport)

Keywords: Homeland defense; Aviation Security; General Aviation; Civil Aviation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The national effort to make the skies safer should include bolstering the DHS, the Coast Guard, and local law enforcement air assets to patrol for threats from general aviation aircraft; integrating border security into general aviation security; a Trusted Pilot Program; interoperable databases between government agencies; and new technologies, such as GPS locators and biometric pilot's licenses.