MEMPHIS, TN (NBC) - Should pilots be screened to board planes the same way as passengers? One pilot doesn't think so, stood up for that belief and was kept off the plane.
Pilot Michael Roberts says for 4 and a half years, he's never had to go through a full-body scan, until now.
"Bottom line is I'm not especially comfortable with being frisked by an agent of the federal government every day on my way to work," Roberts said.
He was about to fly as a passenger to Houston to pilot an express-jet flight leaving there.
While going through security, Roberts rejected the full-body scan and the alternate pat-down.
So, the TSA officials kept him off the plane, saying their screening policy applies to everyone.