As a corporate leader, you are more than aware of the losses that the 9/11 attacks caused to your company, both directly, and in long-lasting detrimental effects on your customer base, your budgetary and investment environments, your cost structures – even your employees’ attitudes toward air travel. Some industries, like tourism, have only now begun the long climb out of the abyss. And many major corporations, like Las Vegas casinos, New York’s financial district, large tourist venues, and companies that import international goods, realize they are, even now, squarely in the sights of terrorists who may be planning new 9/11 attacks.
What you may not know, is that, despite years of preparations and a federal expenditure of $12 billion, your company is no safer now from future 9/11’s, than it was on that beautiful, horrible morning. That fact has now been confirmed by multiple independent government reports.
And (partly because of that fact) more attacks on our airline industry will, inevitably, come. Zacharias Moussoui, the only 9/11 terrorist convicted in the attacks, has testified that additional hijack attacks were planned to follow the first. Of even greater concern, suspected “terrorist probes” of our airliners, similar to those before 9/11, took place during the summer of 2004 and more recently, within the United States.
The Airline Pilots Security Alliance is a community of tens of thousands of flight crewmembers, law enforcement officers, and others desperately trying to effect real security enhancements before it is too late. We are a non-profit, nonpartisan, apolitical, single-focus organization. Our members are liberals and conservatives, business-owners and employees. We are dedicated to one goal and have no second agendas: protecting our country and its people from new 9/11’s. We are joined by visionary corporations and dedicated members of the public in this most critical of endeavors.
APSA works closely with airline and law enforcement organizations, air marshals, security and intelligence experts, Congress, the media and corporations like yours to make sure 9/11 never happens again, providing expert, nonpartisan, unbiased guidance to policymakers, and vital information and training to flight crews. APSA’s work has resulted in dramatic improvements to aviation security already, in the form of new laws, programs and resources for air crews.
We have some unlikely adversaries. The federal government, failing to stop the first 9/11, has let bureaucracy get in the way of fixes we need now. Pilots who are former police officers and firearms instructors have been told they are not qualified to be armed against terrorists. Threat information is often not shared with crews. The airline managements, who have the most to lose from new 9/11’s, lobby with their passengers’ airfare money to keep them defenseless in the air.
They are taking an awful chance. The next 9/11 may be more devastating than the first and present an almost impossible challenge to corporate viability and the financial markets to recover.
We need your help. APSA exists at the pleasure of small and large corporations like yours. Your political and financial support is critical to bringing forth real security solutions that will protect you and your corporation from the devastation of new attacks.
Together, we can build a truly effective airline security system. One that provides real airline security, instead of its appearance, doesn’t unduly harass passengers at the airport, and operates for a fraction of the cost of the system we have now. Ask us. We’ll tell you how.
Please support the airline security initiatives of tens of thousands of professional pilots. Make a corporate contribution, let your colleagues know about APSA, contact your political benefactors for their concurrent support. Your contribution is a relatively small investment with a very great potential reward and you’ll get no greater return on your investment than with APSA.
APSA routinely profiles corporations who support us to our thousands of member pilots and the public.
Please contact APSA President Captain David Mackett (firstname.lastname@example.org) to facilitate your company’s involvement, and for a comprehensive presentation explaining the problem, its solution, and how your company can play a vital role in making certain the horror of 9/11 never befalls any of us again.
APSA’s Board also welcomes new Board Members Emeritus from select national and international corporations, supporting their interests in domestic and international commerce.