With all the responsibility they're already entrusted with, do full-body scanners make sense for commercial pilots?
The head of the pilot union at US Airways and the Allied Pilots Association president at American Airlines recommend that their pilots not go through the much-talked-about full body scanners, now in airports across the country.
They blame repeated doses of radiation.
Patrick Smith, commercial pilot and columnist of Salon’s AskthePilot.com, has refused body scans in the past and talks to Kiran Chetry on American Morning today. He says he agrees with the pilot groups refusing the scans, but not with their health-related reasoning.
Watch the interview to see why he thinks the body scanners are a plain waste of time for pilots.