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Subject: Re: quick question about flying with equipment
From: "frankmhinrichs" frankmhinrichs
Date: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:35 am ((PDT))
--- In  "frankmhinrichs" <> 
> --- In  Scott Fraser <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 
> 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, 
> some 
> couldn't distiguish anythying and wanted me to open the luggage just to look 
> or have it 
> 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 
> others.
> regards,
> Frank Hinrichs
I forgot to say that the only problem you could run into are import regulations 
transmitters, professional recording devices and microphones. In order to 
prevent these 
problems I call the embassy of a country where I have a doubt and if necessary 
ask for 
authorisations which I carry with me along with insurance and invoices, just to 
be on the 
safe side. I've never had to produce them yet.
Frank Hinrichs

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