Wed, Jun 13, 2007
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the
right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the
day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The idea is good -- but they have to work. That's the
part they always miss at the TSA."
Source: FAA "Red Team" security testing agent
Steve Elson. In the latter part of 2004, the Transportation Safety
Administration unveiled what it called the "trace portal pilot
program" at select major airports across the nation. Quickly dubbed
the "puffer portal," it was designed to detect explosives at
airport checkpoints with, supposedly, amazing accuracy. It hasn't
quite worked out that way. Several of the machines have been
experiencing consistent problems ranging from filter trouble to
just not working at all.
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