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Re: quick question about flying with equipment

Subject: Re: quick question about flying with equipment
From: "frankmhinrichs" frankmhinrichs
Date: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:12 am ((PDT))
--- In  Scott Fraser <> wrote:
> <<I would add to Frank's comment that you need to be prepared to turn
> each device on for inspection. In other words, don't go with empty
> batteries.>>
> While this was true in the past, I must say I haven't had to  
> demonstrate any equipment's ability to turn on in at least a decade.  
> I believe security personal put their trust in the sniffing devices  
> now. I frequently have microphones removed from bags for personal  
> inspection, but no real problems other than a slight delay.
> Scott Fraser

I haven't been asked to turn on my equipment on at any security check. It 
depends on the 
equipment and ability of the security officer: I've had occasions where the 
operator just 
switched screens a few times and didn't ask to open my remova pilot trolley, 
couldn't distiguish anythying and wanted me to open the luggage just to look or 
have it all 
taken out.
I carry with me a Deva 5, 3 or 4 microphones and hydrophones, cables and other 
accessories so it can be quite confusing on a screen. I can't complain about 
over zealous 
treatment anywhere, be it Belgium, Spain France, Malaisia, Indonesia, USA and 
Frank Hinrichs

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