Customs and Border Protection

Aviation Interest

CBP – “Drawing of Weapons in Ramp Inspection Justified” (REALLY?)

Customs and Border Protection (tries to) Justifies Ramp Check
A spokeswoman for the Washington headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the drawing of weapons in the ramp inspection of an aircraft in Long Beach, Calif., last month was justified but not “normal.” Kelly Ivahnenko also told AVweb that general aviation pilots can expect more ramp checks by CBP agents thanks to the newly-instituted Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS).

Aviation Interest

CBP – “Drawing of Weapons in Ramp Inspection Justified” (REALLY?)

Customs and Border Protection (tries to) Justifies Ramp Check
A spokeswoman for the Washington headquarters of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the drawing of weapons in the ramp inspection of an aircraft in Long Beach, Calif., last month was justified but not “normal.” Kelly Ivahnenko also told AVweb that general aviation pilots can expect more ramp checks by CBP agents thanks to the newly-instituted Electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS).