SD 1542-04-08F

Aviation Regulation

TSA’s SD – 1542-04-08F Misguided

Will new security rules leave private planes with clipped wings?
Saturday, May 23, 2009 – A pending security directive affecting the people who fly private planes is itself so secret that the people who stand to be most affected have never even seen it. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said in a statement that some of the fears about the directive, called SD 8F, which goes into effect June 1, have been overblown. The agency “is committed to working with its industry partners to ensure that requirements provide increased security without unduly impacting the flow of commerce,” said Carrie Harmon, TSA Regional Public Affairs manager.

Aviation Regulation

TSA’s SD – 1542-04-08F Misguided

Will new security rules leave private planes with clipped wings?
Saturday, May 23, 2009 – A pending security directive affecting the people who fly private planes is itself so secret that the people who stand to be most affected have never even seen it. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said in a statement that some of the fears about the directive, called SD 8F, which goes into effect June 1, have been overblown. The agency “is committed to working with its industry partners to ensure that requirements provide increased security without unduly impacting the flow of commerce,” said Carrie Harmon, TSA Regional Public Affairs manager.

Aviation Interest

GA Groups Urge Withdrawal of TSA Airport Security Directive

May 21, 2009 — In a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week, EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny joined the heads of four other general aviation groups asking the agency to remove a controversial airport security directive issued December 10 by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Instead the groups urge that the rulemaking process be initiated so that industry input can be included and mitigate the already occurring problems with the directive (1542-04-08F), which changed procedures for the issuance of airport ID media and increased the number of general aviation pilots and aircraft owners required to have authorized IDs at airports served by commercial carriers.

Aviation Interest

GA Groups Urge Withdrawal of TSA Airport Security Directive

May 21, 2009 — In a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week, EAA Chairman/President Tom Poberezny joined the heads of four other general aviation groups asking the agency to remove a controversial airport security directive issued December 10 by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Instead the groups urge that the rulemaking process be initiated so that industry input can be included and mitigate the already occurring problems with the directive (1542-04-08F), which changed procedures for the issuance of airport ID media and increased the number of general aviation pilots and aircraft owners required to have authorized IDs at airports served by commercial carriers.