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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 ... Participants in the program are meant to remain anonymous, and while armed, are prohibited from sharing their participation except with ...

www.debate.org/opinions/should-airline-pilots-be-armed

Indicate whether or not you feel that all airplane pilots on commercial flights should be armed to protect themselves in case of attack.

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jan/3/guns-in-the-cockpit

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 ...

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/6/rand-paul-arm-commercial-airline-pilots

Oct 6, 2015 ... ... on Tuesday said commercial airline pilots should be provided guns, ... there are no armed off-duty policemen, and I think that's a mistake.”.

www.range365.com/should-all-airline-pilots-be-armed

Jun 19, 2015 ... Captain Andy Danzinger is a former pilot for President Barack Obama's campaign plane, says pilots on commercial airlines should all be armed ...

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

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 ...

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

Jun 16, 2015 ... ... and armed by the TSA to carry weapons in the cockpits of commercial airliners. ... With FFDOs flying about one million flights a year, how could armed ... it should be noted, since becoming an airline pilot already requires ...

www.cnn.com/2001/TRAVEL/NEWS/09/25/rec.arms.pilots/index.html

Sep 26, 2001 ... Should commercial pilots pack pistols in case hijackers try to take ... The president of the airline pilots association suggested on Tuesday that ...

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

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 ...