Have you ever stood in that long queue at the security check-up at the airport, daydreaming of smuggling a Swiss army knife, just to see what the officers’ reaction would be? Well, I have and my dream might come true without me worrying about getting arrested for a lifetime.
Some of you may know that Berlin shut down one of its oldest operating commercial airports – Berlin Tempelhof – almost 3 years ago. There were many reasons for this, but they main one was to establish Schönefeld as the sole commercial airport for Berlin. Tempelhof has found new uses as a giant park with endless runways, making sure you get the max out of your longboards, beergardens, barbeque areas and sportsfields. Its old terminal building is now being used for fairs such as this week’s Bread & Butter tradeshow or the Berlin Festival in September. Meanwhile, Schönefeld is getting extended into one large Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport.
Before the opening of the new airport in 2012, there will be many test runs. From January to May 2012, every process will be simulated, such as check-in, luggage collection and of course: security check! For this matter, people are asked to volunteer on one of the test runs to play the role of a passenger. Aside from normal airport procedures, there will also be simulations of emergency situations performed by volunteers and airline staff. This is where the Swiss Army Knife is called into action. You probably now like to know how to be part of this? Well, ladies: here you go! Applicants should be available for a whole day, speak German and be physically fit. All other info is listed here.
Here are some photos showing trial runs performed at Delhi International Airport.
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