7/6/2010

An aircraft theft near Indianapolis has raised concerns about security at general aviation facilities, but airplane owners at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport insist they feel safe without TSA intervention. "We have a vested interest in keeping our aircraft secure," says Joe Newkirk, who bases his Freedom Helicopters at the small airport on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Newkirk and other tenants say locks, cameras and security patrols have prevented any security breaches for at least a dozen years. "We watch out for each other," says Walt Gdowski, who hangars three planes at the airport. "If we see somebody we don't like or somebody that shouldn't be here, we call security right away."

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