““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
European Airports Tighten Business Aviation Security
Business aviation, long exempt from the government security rules applied to airlines, will begin finding things different, and perhaps more onerous, at certain European airports. Some, particularly in Denmark and Germany, are already requiring aircrews to be present at security checkpoints while passengers undergo screening, so that the crews can declare that they have no objection to items passengers are carrying aboard, even in hold baggage.