There is only until Nov 19 left to make your comments known to Homeland security to try and stop this insane rule that they are trying to ram down private aviation throats. Homeland security has turn down the AOPA request to extend the comment time. There main reason is any further delay in proceeding with the proposed rule will allow existing vulnerabilities, which threaten U.S. border security, to continue. I can see this rule as a reason to go farther with restriction on private aviation, like soon needing to get permission from the government for any domestic general aviation flight. All this in the name of trying to show that they are protecting national security by effecting only a small group, general aviation. While thousands a month sneak across our Mexico and to a lesser extent the Canadian borders, and the officials allow it by trying to give illegal aliens already hear amnesty. And doing very little to try and stop it because its good for the national economy to have cheep labor available.
Homeland security is a very, very powerful agency these days and its going to take more then just the little more then 1,260 comments made so far. We need to try and get them to make the rules more reasonable, or just leave the current system in place. The current system requires prier notification at least one hour before arriving only at an airport that can provide customs inspections.
SO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT MAKE HIS OR HER COMMENTS KNOWN ABOUT THIS ALMOST IMPOSIBLE TO COMPLY WITH RULE CHANGE. DO SO NOW!!!
Go to AOPA web site and follow their guidelines to make your option known.