Keeping the Skies Friendly: Next Steps for General Aviation Security
Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): James Jay Carafano
Keywords: Homeland defense; Aviation Security; General Aviation; Civil Aviation
Coverage: United States
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.