You’ve probably read reports about innocent pilots arriving at their destinations after long cross-country flights only to be greeted by squadrons of police agents — from local cops to Homeland Security and who knows what other agencies — to search and question them as though they were under arrest. Reports we have heard of this program are that the agents do not answer questions about why they made the "traffic stop." The story has been reported by AOPA
and in The Atlantic by fellow pilot James Fallows
. As the story comes out, we’re getting more reports of pilots being similarly detained and searched.