Report: TSA Fails To Vet Thousands Of Foreign Pilots Report Shows More Than 25,000 Pilots ...

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    10 News: Report: TSA Fails To Vet Thousands Of Foreign Pilots: Report Shows More Than 25,000 Pilots Without Background Checks

    Eleven years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists attacks, one of the key security breaches that allowed it to succeed still exists, according to a new report.


    According to the Government Accountability Office's report, contrary to current regulations, foreign nationals are being trained to fly at some American flight schools with no background checks ...


    The report to Congress says between January 2006 and September 2011, more than 25,000 foreign pilots didn't have a proper background check.
     
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Running background checks doesn't make for good theater, like waving magic paper strips over people's drinks on the concourse.
     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I really don't see the need for a background check for a person getting private pilot training. However, once they embark on the path of commercial pilot training then I could see a possible need to do a check. Regardless that check should be by the FAA, the people who issue certifcates.
     

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