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Federal Flight Deck Officer


The Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program is run by the Federal Air Marshal Service with the aim of allowing volunteer pilots of commercial airline flights to carry firearms for the ...

Pilots Now Ready to Carry Guns in Cockpit - ABC News


The first class of commercial airline pilots trained to carry guns into the cockpit ... sworn in as federal flight deck officers under a program approved by Congress.

Former Obama pilot: Every pilot needs to have a gun - NY Daily News


Jun 16, 2015 ... FFDOs are pilot-volunteers — trained, permitted and armed by the TSA to carry weapons in the cockpits of commercial airliners. Once they ...



Mar 17, 2009 ... carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. ... Federal Flight Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns, ... commercial passenger pilots on any flight carrying U.S. mail were required to

Transporting Firearms in General Aviation Aircraft - AOPA


The regulations that apply to carrying a concealed firearm on an airport or into ... Any private pilot desiring to transport a firearm, weapon, or similar device ... enforcement authorities for approval to land at any airport if any firearm is on board.

Barack Obama Ending Progam that Allows Pilots to Carry Guns ...


Mar 17, 2009 ... "We trust commercial airline pilots with $500 million aircraft," he continued. .... Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns".

More than 10% of pilots allowed to fly armed - USATODAY.com


Mar 31, 2008 ... More than one in 10 of the nation's airline pilots are cleared to carry a handgun while flying, and the number will continue to grow, according to ...

Rand Paul: 'I Want All Pilots To Be Armed' - Huffington Post


Apr 10, 2014 ... And when I talk to pilots, I'm at airports all the time, pilots come up to me all the ... permitting pilots of commercial airline flights to carry firearms.

Gun program for pilots set for expansion, officials insist - Washington ...


Mar 24, 2009 ... ... to end a program that trains commercial airline pilots to carry guns and ... claiming that the approval process for letting pilots carry guns on ...

Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns | 9/11 ...


Mar 18, 2009 ... The vast majority of those who voted to arm commercial pilots are still ... the pilots who have been approved to carry guns — indicate that the ...

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Guns for Pilots - FactCheck.org


Mar 21, 2009 ... ... is dropping the federal safety program that allowed pilots to carry guns? ... training to commercial pilots and certain other crew members in firearm use, allowing those who are approved to carry a gun in the cockpit and ...

Carrying Concealed Weapons | Pilot Getaways


Nov 23, 2013 ... A few years back, I received a permit to carry concealed weapons (CCW). ... I was relayed information that related solely to commercial flights.

Can airline pilots carry handguns? | Yahoo Answers


Jun 5, 2013 ... If an airline pilot has a license to open or concealed carry are they able to do so while flying? I mean they already have control of the plane so ...