The question on “a” state governor having state owned aircraft ID numbers blocked is this. Many other states do not have their state owned aircraft ID numbers blocked .Some states do not even own airplanes and if my research is correct the states that do have their state owned ID numbers blocked are in a minority group.
So if its for personal and national or state security why is not all states have their ID numbers blocked ?
The states that do have their ID numbers blocked are using a federal program to do so.
There remains a question with most of these states having their ID numbers blocked. That question is, Most of these states started having their aircraft ID numbers blocked several years after NYC 911. For an example, West Virginia’s governor Joe Manchin had two West Virginia state owned aircraft blocked in 2008 . So from NYC 911 to 2008 what was the reason for the elasped time to have the West Virginia state owned aircrafts ID numbers blocked ?
West Virginia governor Joe Manchin says, the state Department of Public Safety made the decision in 2008 to block tracking access to the governor’s planes but that it is only in the name of safety. It’s not done to try and pull the wool over taxpayers eyes.
But, again, West Virginia governor Joe Manchin has a single engine rateing, owns a Piper Saratoga 32 and flys it on short hops around the state and sometimes Cleveland ,Ohio and this Piper Saratoga’s ID numbers is not blocked. One would think Manchin would have his private planes number blocked if he considers it personal security for the governor of a state .
Just a news story (4/18/2010) concerning West Virginia’s governor Joe Manchins flying habits. This story will probably be delete in 14 days ( newspapers policy).
wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCo … 1004170037