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 ... Partici...
Jan 3, 2008 ... Consider this: Arming pilots is not a new idea. In fact, airline pilots flew armed in
large numbers from the dawn of commercial aviation to 1987 ...
Jan 16, 2009 ... Rebuttals To Those Who Think Pilots Should Not Be Armed .... is placing sky
marshals -- or Federal Air Marshals -- on commercial flights.
Apr 10, 2014 ... Rand Paul: 'I Want All Pilots To Be Armed' ... Flight Deck Officer program (FFDO),
permitting pilots of commercial airline flights to carry firearms.
The first class of commercial airline pilots trained to carry guns into the cockpit of
planes could be armed while flying as early as Sunday. The somewhat ...
Oct 29, 2001 ... ... in which misguided thugs sought martyrdom by turning commercial airliners ...
Yet since El Al airlines armed its pilots and flight attendants, they have ... Arming
pilots should not be a last resort, but rather the first response to ...
Jul 7, 2008 ... Bob Lambert, president of the Airline Pilots' Security Alliance (APSA), ... al Qaeda
still has an interest in using commercial aviation in the United States ... Lambert
agreed that cargo pilots should be included in the program and ...
Jun 15, 2012 ... 11 should endure — and what actually keeps Americans safe. ... who was a gun-
toting pilot when he served as a Federal Flight Deck Officer, told ... The exact
number of armed pilots remains classified, but it's in the thousands.
Jun 28, 2002 ... and authorized the arming of commercial pilots, subject to the approval of the
Under ... be addressed if pilots were to be armed; and (3) possible ... 2001,3 on
whether pilots should be allowed to carry firearms in the ... and position papers
by airlines, industry associations, pilot and flight attendant unions,.
Mar 31, 2008 ... More than one in 10 of the nation's airline pilots are cleared to carry a ... Work for
a commercial passenger airline or large cargo airline.