On Monday, a federal judge in Florida struck down the CDC’S mask requirements for planes and trains, ruling that the agency overstepped its statutory authority. As a result, the administration said Monday evening that it would stop enforcing the federal mask mandate.
TSA released a statement, saying in part, “Due to today’s court ruling, effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs.”
You can read the complete statement read here.
TSA PRE✓® ENROLLMENT EVENT AT WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT MARCH 7 – 11, 2022
CRW invites you to enroll in the Transportation Security Administration’s popular TSA Pre✓® application program the week of March 7 – 11. The airport will host a convenient temporary “pop-up” enrollment center.
The application process allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to enroll directly in TSA Pre✓® – an expedited screening program that allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear, and belt, keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on, in select TSA airport checkpoint screening lanes.
Travelers need only to make an appointment online (appointments are being taken now at https://www.identogo.com/precheck) and complete their enrollment in-person or as a walk-in at the application center. It typically only takes 10 minutes to pre-enroll. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, applicants type in the location “Charleston, WV” and click on the search button to select the enrollment site for CRW.
The enrollment center will be in the ticket lobby and will be open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 7 to 11.
The application fee is $85 and is good for five years. It must be paid at the time of your appointment by credit card, money order, company check, or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Fingerprints also are required during the in-person enrollment session.
WEST VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL YEAGER AIRPORT HOME BASE FOR MILITARY AIRCRAFT RAPID FUELING
Through West Virginia International Yeager Airport’s (CRW) Home Base Program, CRW will again welcome military aircraft to refuel by rapid fueling.
Rapid or “hot” refueling is the process of refueling an aircraft while at least one engine is still running. Hot fueling reduces the time it takes an aircraft to get back into the air and carry out additional missions.
Shutting down the aircraft, fueling, and starting back up can take more than an hour, while hot fueling takes just 15 – 20 minutes. CRW is a certified rapid fueling location and uses the same procedures to hot fuel that are used on military bases around the world.
CRW Airport Director & CEO, Nick Keller, says the increased military flights will benefit the Airport and the community.
“Hot refueling puts agility at the forefront,” said Nick Keller, Airport Director & CEO. “Military aircraft can land at CRW without shutting off their engines and then reliably and quickly take back off to fulfill another mission.”
In 2021, the Home Base Program attracted over 150 military units to CRW for fuel. As a result, CRW hopes to drastically increase the economic impact of the Home Base Program on the local economy in 2022. The public may notice additional military air traffic in the area in the coming months. Hot refueling is heavily regulated and the airport’s program has received approval from the Defense Logistics Agency.
OPERATIONS AND YEAGER POLICE APPREHEND SUBJECT ON AIRFIELD
On Wednesday morning at approximately 6 AM, Operations Specialist Jennifer Fisher noticed a subject on the airfield during her routine patrol. Following CRW protocol, Fisher challenged the subject who could not produce an airport badge. Realizing the subject was not an airport employee, Fisher immediately notified Yeager Airport Police Department.
Once the subject spotted the police officers, the subject attempted to flee but was apprehended by Yeager Airport Police.
The subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
CRW is thankful and proud of the response by Airport Operations and Yeager Airport Police, executing their training to ensure a safe and successful end to the incident. CRW would also like to thank the Charleston Police Department for its assistance.
Yeager Airport Police, Operations, and Charleston Police Department continue to investigate.
There is no threat to the public.