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My Failth In Airport Securty Sinks Another Notch.  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2635 times:

Well, I come into work this morning at Anchorage International Airport, and am getting the daily turnover from my cohort. Well during the brief, he tells me to follow him and we go out on the ramp, right next to the building is this small pile of stuff on the ramp.

For a second I thought it was a lump of tar on the but then I realized what is was, from my years of outdoor upbringin......BEAR CRAP!!!!

That's right, A black bear managed to get onto the ramp and nobody knew it was there until my opposite number called airport security.

If the TSA and Airport securty can miss a Black Bear, why are they even worried about taking scissors away from little old ladies.


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User currently offlineNWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

I don't trust our Government and their "security". Robert NWDC10

User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

The TSA and FAA were probably too busy for busting rampers with their SIDA badges in their pockets. But if you think it's bad now, wait until they get rid of the TSA guys and start back up with the private screeners again.

You would think we would've learned our lesson. Guess not.

Matt


User currently offlineUnitedFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Wow, that is scary! There was a recent incident at MFR where a passenger waiting outside in a line to board a regional jet left the line, walked over to the perimeter fence, possibly received an object from a person on the other side, and then got back in line and boarded the jet. This was not known by the TSA until after the jet departed....Amazing...

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

wait until they get rid of the TSA guys and start back up with the private screeners again.

Actually I think that day will be a blessing.



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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

The TSA probably was too busy as you said making Grandma take off her shoes.

thats all we need is for the terrorists to dress up like a bear now and come onto the ramps.

Was the bear drinking a Labatt Blue?


User currently offlineSydscott From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 3189 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2514 times:


"That's right, A black bear managed to get onto the ramp and nobody knew it was there until my opposite number called airport security."

Maybe you should let them inside the terminal and train them to sniff out terrorists and eat them.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Well, he did make inside the hanger.

But it makes a good point.

If a bear can make it onto an airport undetected, then what is going to prevent somebody who is intentionally trying to avoid Airport Security and sneak on undetected?




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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

L-188, you live in the state of Alaska....what did you expect?!?! LOL!!!!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1140 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

And you can imagine the effects of any aircraft (worse if it's a small one) crashing on takeoff or landing into a huge bear roaming the runway...

This reminds me of a recent issue involving how to take care of "eliminating" some 600 white tail deer living within the perimeter of Campeche's airport (SE Mexico, on the gulf coast), after a strike with a C182. After much ado, they were transferred to a nearby jungle area.

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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2367 times:

To be fair, I've never heard of a bear attempting to hijack an aircraft.

I'd rather the security staff were too busy with passengers to worry about wildlife than concentrating on a bear at the expense of the flying public.


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

That level of security is simply unbearable!  Smile  Smile  Smile


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User currently offlineGman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

A Boo and a Hiss to BestWestern for that one. Don't give up your day job.  Laugh out loud


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

As to the non Americans/Canadians on here, the joke about the Labatt Blue has to do with the Labatt Blue commercials with a guy dressed in a bear costume. This series of commercials has been going on for several years, often showed on ESPN during hockey games.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Sorry but the best bear commercial is the scottish salmon commerical.

Substandard product (farmed raised salmon) great spoof!



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

This provides the conclusive answer to the age old riddle "Does a bear sh*t in the woods ?". The answer, apparently, is no - bears prefer Anchorage Airport.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

But apparently only since they renamed it "Ted Stevens, Anchorage International Airport"

Before that it was in my driveway, about 10 feet from my dog's house!



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User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 899 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

Gotta love a bear that has a fondness for aviation. I think we can all appreciate that!

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

Shoot a few years back, one went to town on the tail feathers of a Super Cub at Lake Hood.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Gosh, Id give anything to vacation in Alaska again. I would just do anything to be able to watch a moose cross the road in ANC. LOL!!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Shoot, AirframeAS.

Had a moose in my driveway about three nights ago.

Bull, looks like it will have a nice rack by fall.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineAA777DFW From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1979 times:

I agree with BackFire, would you rather the security officials deal with wildlife or boarding passengers. Although it seems strange how a bear can get into the airport grounds like that?

User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

Since twist off caps the Labatt bear probably came through security since he did not need a church key or nail clippers.

Okie


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

It could have been Yogi looking for a snack.....

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29832 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

Nope, more Boo-boo sized.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
25 Nonrevman : Nobody even challenged the bear for his ID??? Oh well, then again, I probably would not challenge the bear either. Only in Alaska! We have a ot of acr
26 AirframeAS : Nobody even challenged the bear for his ID??? If the TSA had done that, then we would all know that the TSA is more dumb than we think after that self
27 L-188 : Yeah right, Here's my ID..............SWIPE!!!
28 Mandala499 : "Maybe you should let them inside the terminal and train them to sniff out terrorists and eat them." Use the bear to monitor the common sense level of
29 AA777DFW : Hey nonrevman, if you have ever been to Founders plaza you can occasionaly see some jack rabbits hoppin' around Echo Romeo.
30 TexAussie : Isn't the TSA responsible for security pertaining to gate access and Airport Police responsible for the perimeter, etc? Not that is excuses the breach
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