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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 ... The pilot was a Federal Flight Deck Officer and was authorized to carry the weapon by the US Transportation Security Administration.

abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=125224

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.

www.factcheck.org/2009/03/guns-for-pilots

Mar 21, 2009 ... ... is dropping the federal safety program that allowed pilots to carry guns? ... the Department of Homeland Security and the largest airline pilots ...

news.vice.com/article/rand-paul-wants-to-every-airline-pilot-to-carry-a-firearm

Apr 13, 2016 ... Paul has long advocated for allowing all US airline pilots to carry firearms to prevent potential hijackings and terrorist plots. His bill, the Arm All ...

www.quora.com/Do-pilots-carry-guns-in-the-cockpit

Yes, sometimes. Getting through that nifty titanium door would be awfully hard though. ... Air Marshal Service with the aim of allowing volunteer pilots of commercial airline flights to carry firearms for the purpose of defending the flight ... Are children (10-15 years) allowed to see the cockpit and meet the pilots on an aircraft?

www.nydailynews.com/news/national/obama-pilot-pilot-gun-article-1.2259686

Jun 16, 2015 ... Former Obama pilot: Give all pilots guns if you truly want to ... by the TSA to carry weapons in the cockpits of commercial airliners. .... Pilots accepted into the program are forced to bear most of their own expenses to do so.

www.wired.com/2012/01/armed-airline-pilots-want-authority-beyond-cockpit

Jan 27, 2012 ... ... 2001 some airline pilots were granted the authority to carry guns while ... are authorized to carry a gun in the cockpit has not been released.

www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2008-03-31-armed-pilots_N.htm

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 ...

www.airlinepilotforums.com/major/38256-program-ends-allows-pilots-carry-guns.html

"Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns? After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if ...

articles.latimes.com/2003/apr/20/nation/na-pilots20

Apr 20, 2003 ... 44 Pilots Complete Training Required to Carry Firearms ... There is a minuscule chance, beginning today, that a pilot on a commercial flight may be carrying a gun. ... Not all pilots who want to carry guns will be allowed to.