AOPA Asserts CBP Proposal For GA Security 'Unworkable' | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 04.20.17

Airborne
04.24.17

Airborne
04.25.17

Airborne
04.19.17

Airborne
04.20.17

Airborne
04.21.17

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17

Sat, Oct 27, 2007

AOPA Asserts CBP Proposal For GA Security 'Unworkable'

Urges Pilots To Tell Agency Why

It started out as a simple idea: identify who is flying into the United States aboard general aviation aircraft before they arrive. But the way the Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) wants to implement the plan is unworkable, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association... and AOPA is calling on pilots to tell the agency why.

As ANN reported, the CBP proposal would require any general aviation pilot flying into or out of the United States to file an arrival/departure notice and a passenger manifest via the Internet at least one hour before crossing the border.

"AOPA members have told us that it is difficult to find a working telephone, much less a computer with Internet access, at many of the international locations that they fly to," said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs. "And we're very concerned about establishing the precedent that a government agency must give you approval before you can start a flight in domestic US airspace."

AOPA urges pilots to file formal comments before the November 19 deadline, to make sure CBP understands the impact the proposal would have on individual pilots.

In CBP's idealized world, AOPA says, pilots would log onto a Web site at least one hour before flying across the US border, punch in an ID and passengers' names, and then get an approval to fly.

But the reality is that pilots don't have universal access to the Internet inside the United States... much less from a Baja airstrip, or a Bahamian cay. And requiring pilots to land at another airport with Internet access before crossing the border just to be able to file a passenger list is impractical and an unreasonable burden.

"CBP must allow alternative means for operators of small aircraft to file their arrival/departure notification and passenger manifest, as the current system already does," said Cebula. "In the real world, sometimes a telephone or radio call to flight service is the best you can do. And they have to recognize that GA pilots sometimes have to change schedules for weather or operational considerations, and we need choices beyond the Internet to let customs and Homeland Security know about changed plans for entering or exiting the United States."

FMI: www.aopa.org/advocacy/customs/index.html, www.regulations.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 04.25.17: UAS Broadcast, College Drone Racing, XPO17 LIVE!

Also: Aeryon Labs, Northrop Grumman, XTAR Connectivity, Bowling Green Drones The broadcast platforms of tomorrow may well be unmanned... and 360 Designs has just introduced the Fly>[...]

Airborne 04.25.17: Vietnam Helicopter Museum, Gleim Virtual Cockpit, Av Police

Also: Airport Fight, Aero-Calendar, H145, A321neo, Emirates, Airspace Workshops, Jeppesen A claim of discrimination has been filed against Contra Costa County, CA by the Vietnam He>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun... DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the or>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and C>[...]

Airborne 04.24.17: Continental Responds, Textron Update, ISS Plus 2

Also: Planes Of Fame Update, Precious Metal, U-2 Accident, AA FAs, USAF X-37B, O'Hare Fly Quiet, UAL NonResponse Continental has provided ANN with an explanation of its recently-re>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC