posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 02:52 AM
Well lets see.. cars cannot be searched because they are an extension of your home - legally from what i hear. This it seems does not apply to
I have mixed feelings about this. Your article states this is for high drug traffic areas. In that light does it make since not to search the planes?
You also have to consider trafficking laws - cant cross state lines with illegal contraband. How else are they gonna know unless you search the plane
as soon as it lands?
The pilot does not have the right to carry illegal stuff across state lines or the American border. If he's all legal - he doesn't have anything to
worry about IMO.
On the flip side I'd be annoyed if my private plane had to slow me down because it was getting searched each time it lands.
This part bothers me a bit
As part of the program, our source told us, suspicious airplanes are targeted by law enforcement and tracked through
the Aviation Marine Operations Center (AMOC), which can follow both VFR and IFR aircraft. The aircraft are also secretly followed by a DHS aircraft,
usually a Cessna Citation, until it arrives at its destination.
According to a number of first-hand reports published by The Atlantic and in AOPA’s eBrief, after they land at their destination the pilots of those
airplanes are approached often at gunpoint and usually by local law enforcement, who detain them until the Citation lands and federal agents arrive on
scene. They are then ramp checked and they have their airplanes searched.
If the searches were commonplace and unobtrusive and done quickly with no guns in my face or a big scene i might allow it and learn to live with
edit on 21-6-2013 by JohnPhoenix because: sp