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This was trialled at last years conference. I'm glad to see them going ahead with it.

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Hi Cat

I was a trial amp if you are speaking about the computerized screening at the ACA conference. It was cool I will say that. Just as long as you have competent folks running the machines I have nary a problem with it. If you are speaking of another device whoops on my part. Please let me know which one you are speaking about.

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Paula

Hope I used correct grammer!

:D

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Hiya,

I have flown lots and lots of times and in both Europe and all over Asia since my amputation and not once has it taken me longer than anyone else to get through security. The leg generally makes the thing you walk through go off (although on a couple of occasions worryingly it hasn't) and then they pat me down and I tell them I have a fake leg and they nod and pat that down and that is it. Sometimes they swab it, other times they don't, but all in all it doesn't take me any longer to get through than it would somebody with two legs who has lots of change in his pocket that he has forgotten to take out.

I haven't been to the states since the amputation though. Does it take much longer there? That surprises me.

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Hi Cat

I was a trial amp if you are speaking about the computerized screening at the ACA conference. It was cool I will say that. Just as long as you have competent folks running the machines I have nary a problem with it. If you are speaking of another device whoops on my part. Please let me know which one you are speaking about.

Thanks

Paula

Hope I used correct grammer!

:D

Pretty sure that's the one Paula.

I tested it at ACA conference in 2006.

Hopefully it speeds things up for anyone travelling through the U.S.

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I've not had any problems going through security. The security guys have always been courteous and fairly speedy. I also try to make it easy on them by wearing shorts and emptying all my pockets.

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I have no problems going through security at airports because I always wear shorts, last week when I was in Orlando Airport, there was about 3500 people in line because they were haveing some kind of problem and they had security directing people. As I was walking to the end of the line, I was directed by security to follow them ALL THE WAY TO THE SCREENING MACHINE !!!. It took me about 2 minutes to get through security :) :) I advise all amputees to go directly to security first and let them know. But be forewarnd, I did hear a little "noise" :o from passengers in line as I was escorted by them. Ignorant Bastards !! :angry:

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I trialed that too, in 2006... And it seems like it might be a good thing..

Paula's right though.. the people who run it will need to be competent on their prosthetics. How else will they know what they are looking at? That is one of the questions that crossed my mind the day in Minneapolis when I done it.

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