Should aviation guidelines be revised ?


After Wednesday’s crash of a small plane carrying Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle, many Americans are wondering why any aircraft would be allowed so close to Manhattan and its thousands of high-rises five years after 9/11. It has also renewed concerns about terrorists exploiting the general-aviation (GA) community, which is made up of more than 220,000 private planes around the country. Small private planes and their airports are not currently regulated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), although they do have a set of “federally endorsed” guidelines to […]

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