New Plane Defense
By Micah Halpern
February 14, 2007
I've Been Thinking:
As of May, all pilots flying over Israeli air space will carry a new identification system called "Code Positive."
No airplane will be allowed to approach Israeli airspace if the pilot is not carrying this new form of identification.
The skies over Tel Aviv are especially worrisome for authorities. Tel Aviv is located on the Mediterranean Sea coast and because of the number of skyscrapers Israel's most modern city could easily be a target. Planes hijacked from nearby Ben Gurion airport would be in the heart of Tel Aviv in just moments.
This new ID was developed after 9-11. The Israeli defense establishment wants to make certain that a 9-11 type scenario does not threaten their skies.