TSA Screening to Start Sunday at Airport

The Transportation Security Administration will start screening passengers at the Sheridan County Airport on Sunday.

Airport Manager John Stopka discussed the timetable in an interview with Sheridan Media Monday afternoon.

Stopka said that flight arrives at the airport at 1:08 and flies out at 1:38 p.m. In a news release announcing the start of TSA screening, Shawn Parker, president of Sheridan's Critical Air Service Team, recommended that passengers check in at least 90 minutes before their flight. He said the TSA requires 45 minutes to complete the screening process for checking checking baggage, and passengers arriving at the cutoff may not have enough time to complete the screening process.

Stopka said the mood is very upbeat and positive with the return of TSA.

Stopka said TSA was hoping to start screening on Saturday, but they had to make sure all their employees were here and that everything tested out. He said TSA employees will be in Sheridan Saturday and ready to start work on Sunday. Stopka said the terminal underwent a little bit of a remodel to get it ready for TSA's return.

Parker in his news release said when passengers arrive in Denver, they will proceed to the concourse. Carry-on baggage will be returned to the gate, but passengers with checked baggage must exit the sterile area, return to the main terminal and claim their checked baggage from the baggage claim area. Passengers continuing on with another air carrier must re-check their luggage.