Is an AOA Violation an issue?


#1

I have a young pilot with an AOA badge that made a invert mistake escorting non badged balloon guys at the local airport. He received a chewing out and a letter of violation of TRS section 1542.203 code and a $100 fine. He is now studying to be an aeronautical engineer and is freaked out that it will all be for not if this mistake blocks him getting a security clearance.

Is this an issue?

What can he do to mitigate the impact?

Thanks.


#2

His age at the time, how long ago it happened, successful work history since then, and no further security violations all mitigate the one-time incident. If that is the only issue there should be no reason he would not be eligible for a clearance.


#3

Age of incident: 18 he is a 19 now freshman
How long: he would be looking for aviation jobs with Boeing, Northrop Grumman in Junior, Senior years, 3 to 4 years
Successful work history: I am encouraging him to get an AOA badged job on the tarmac for a private jet company but he is hesitate. Would this be helpful to demonstrate a successful work history and no further security violations?

Please continue to comment. This is a do good kid, who made his first mistake and he is paranoid that it will haunt him the rest of his career. The more comments I can gather the more confidence he will have.

Thanks
Kinkele