Don’t they realize how stupid this is?

AOPA Online – Proof AOPA Airport Watch concept works

Read this story. Then consider this: like most general aviation pilots, I have pledged to preserve the life of innocents even at the cost of my own. If somebody pulls a box cutter on me in the plane and tries to get me to do something that will endanger others, my FIRST and ONLY reaction will be to stop them, even if my only recourse is to crash the plane and kill everybody on board. If they then say “just kidding, we’re reporters”, that’s too bad – any terrorist could say the same thing.