Olympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1296 times:
I am going to be going to BOS for the Christmas holidays, and I want to take all my flying things with me so I can study for checkride which will be coming up in February. Even though my VFR charts, flying books, etc. have no bearing on airline flying, should I expect to be stopped by security?
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1265 times:
Along as it's publicly available information (i.e. NOAA charts, textbooks) and not security-sensitive material (i.e. proprietary airline training materials if you're not an airline pilot), there should be no problem whatsoever. I mean, it's still legal to train for a pilot's license, isn't it?
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
Hmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
Everyone is stopped by security. Your concern is that this type of thing might make you a subject for extra attention. To be honest, if you were arabic-looking, that might be a red flag to them. But nothing will come of it, of course. You're not a terrorist. You'll still make your flight. (In some more draconian countries, you might have some explaining to do.)
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USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1239 times:
There should be no problems Olympic...Ive taken my flight stuff on airliners a few times since 9/11 and never had any problem...I'd be hesitant to take it out on a plane though, might make other pax nervous and cause a ruckus...
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B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
Dear Olympic -
Be reminded that the 9/11 terrorists were once trained as pilots...
To be certain of no problems, check-in the bags containing your equipment.
There is 99% chances no questions will be asked...
But nowadays - security is... security and they might ask you a few questions.
Have a good flight...
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4264 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
I take at least a few of my flight books with me on every flight i go on, and my GPS- never have given me any trouble. My airport ID badge helps things got a bit smoother at security too. A student pilot with a VFR flight kit won't scare anyone.