It appears that Homeland Security and Customs teach their officers that pilots have “no right to refuse a search” of their planes.

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The law is such an inconvenient thing: It appears that Homeland Security and Customs both train their officers to believe that pilots have “no right to refuse a search” of their planes.

To put it another way, these agencies think that they don’t need a warrant to search the private property of pilots.



  • joe

    It seems like there has been a distaste by the federal government for general aviation since the collapse of the twin towers on 9/11, this event was not caused in any way by GA and this event went way beyond the radical islamist’s wildest dreams, it seems like the federal government is going to tear apart the constitution one letter at a time and weather its guns, aircraft, your home or your car does not matter to them, the book 1984 was quite prophetic, George Orwell would not be surprised at these events, He nailed it! There is a piece of artwork that depicts the One surrounded by many of the other presidents and he is digging his heel into the constitution as it was laying on the floor in tatters, it will take a miracle to bring back from this tyranny that we now face!

  • It won’t take a miracle; it will just take commitment. Americans have overcome longer odds.

    “We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor,”

    Philadelphia, 4 July, 1776.

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