Pilot Screening Program at O'Hare to Take-off

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Pilot-Screening-Program-to-Take-off-at-OHare--124588224.html


    Airline pilots traveling through O'Hare will fly through security under a new screening program being tested this summer.
    "KnownCrew" will require TSA screeners to use laptops to check a pilot's photo ID badge and driver's license against his or her pictures stored in an employee database. The pilot must also input his or her ID numbers as a security measure, the Chicago Tribune's Getting Around columnist Jon Hilkevitch reports.
    A TSA agent will not search a pilot or his or her carry-on luggage if the pilot meets all the steps with flying colors.
    Some aviation experts point out a security flaw in the system that terrorists could manipulate.


    Source: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Pilot-Screening-Program-to-Take-off-at-OHare--124588224.html#ixzz1QZEedqPf
     
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    When I first saw the thread title. I thought it might be a DUI check for all pilots departing ORD.
     
  3. Grace
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    this just drums up more "a pilot can take down the plane without any weapons" arguments. Why bother with 2 forms of ID?
     

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