Nine times out of ten a kidnapping is executed for the business transaction of collecting on an insurance policy or directly from an Ultra High Net Worth Individual (UHNWI) that the kidnappers perceive have the means to pay. While kidnappings typically occur outside the US, depending on the UHNWI that risk can become real stateside as well especially towards small children. One of the most identifiable targeting methods while abroad are for the UHNWI who travels by private aircraft. Most nations that are at great risk for kidnappings have spotters on ground at local airfields from whatever organized crime syndicate is at play at said location. Their sole purpose is to identify, track, and if an opportunity arrises, conduct a kidnapping . This risk, however, can be greatly mitigated through proactive measures. These measures can be achieved through one of or a combination of disciplines. Take a look at close protection and loose follow overwatch as options at taking that proactive approach to preventing you from becoming a statistic.