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 ...
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.
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 ...
The government says its training program to arm commercial airline pilots is now
at full capacity and it expects to train all qualified pilots who volunteer to carry ...
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 ...
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
Jan 27, 2012 ... After September 11, 2001 some airline pilots were granted the authority to carry
guns while on duty in the cockpit. The pilots are trained on how ...
Jul 11, 2002 ... ... overwhelmingly today to let airline pilots carry guns in their cockpits, ... The
House legislation, approved 310 to 113, provides that pilots are to ...
Jan 3, 2008 ... Bill Nelson of Florida stated: "The need for guns in the cockpit is just ... Hearing
this, some might ask, "Do airline pilots still need to be armed?
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 ...