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Backround checks?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mark from PA, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Mark from PA

    Apr 25, 2016
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    Anyone know the reason for the TSA back round checks? When I was young I made a mistake, being the stupid kid I was, and it has followed me for 30 years now. I guess I want to know if it will affect me for flying my Phantom commercially?
  2. Mark The Droner

    Aug 26, 2015
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    Same reason they body search us before the football game...
  3. GenesisX

    May 15, 2016
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    Reading, MA
    It's a check of the no-fly list. Are you on it for what you did as a kid? If not, stop worrying about it.

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  4. Formstone

    Nov 9, 2015
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    I don't see it as a major issue at the moment. First off, this is for the commercial aspect, not the recreational end.

    Second - you can appeal the no-fly list. There are lots of people on the list for no good reason, some for disagreeing with the government, some because of relatives ( one person had a distant relative in the IRA ) and yet, some people are removed for no known reason even though they are the issue. ( hint Orlando ) So check to see if you are, then if you are, appeal. My guess is that if that youthful indiscretion did not involve a gun, or explosives, you are probably fine.

    I once worked with WHCA for years and found that the secret service is great to work with on any issues. So is the Pentagon.

    The toughest background check I ever went through was by the mob. I was in tech theater and ran a show for Frank and his "security" team was very thorough, hence the mob statement. Every tech backstage at any of his shows got that check.
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