What We Know, and What We Don’t Know About Government Searches of our Aircraft
In light of the recent reports of inspections of General Aviation pilots and aircraft by Federal Government agencies (not the FAA), we will review the legal authority of the Federal and local government to ask for information from a pilot and to search any baggage and aircraft. We will discuss what we know about the boundaries of that authority and provide tips about how to respond to a government official's request to inspect a pilot's documents, belongings, and aircraft.
Presenter: Kathleen A. Yodice, Esq. Law Offices of Yodice Associates
Host: Thomas Zecha, Manager, Aviation Security, AOPA