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Old 07-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #1  
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Default Rand paul and flight schools

Rand writes

"Later this month, I will be proposing a moratorium on foreign nationals being trained in our flights schools. The moratorium will last a minimum of six months, and will not be lifted until TSA, DHS and Congress agree that they have the necessary safeguards in place to protect Americans from the very situation that caused 9/11"

ouch...hopefully something gets worked out
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #2  
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GAO came out with a report a couple weeks ago that some students were entering the country illegally and hadn't gone through the TSA background check. From AvWeb:

"The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Wednesday announced that at least a few foreign students entered the country illegally, were not vetted by the TSA, and were approved for flight training by the Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP). In its report, the GAO concluded that "weaknesses exist" in the specific strategies intended to diminish the potential terrorist threat from general aviation aircraft. The GAO noted that the AFSP "is not designed" to determine how a flight student entered the country and that more than 25,000 foreign nationals applied for FAA airman certificates (completed training) from 2006 to September 2011. Of those, GAO says a known number may not have been vetted by the TSA, and at least six flight students approved for training by AFSP have been arrested by immigration authorities."
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:00 PM   #3  
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I'm disappointed in Rand pushing for more government tyranny.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:32 AM   #4  
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great... further stifle a hurting aspect of the aviation industry. I hate government more and more the older I become.
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