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The Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program is run by the Federal Air Marshal Service with the aim of training volunteer pilots of commercial airline flights to carry firearms for the purpose ... The pilot was a Federal Flight Deck Officer and was authorized to carry the weapon by the US Transportation Security Administration ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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


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.


Nov 21, 2002 ... Civilian pilots on American airliners flying to Britain are to be allowed to carry guns in the cockpit and shoot dead terrorists or passengers who ...