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 ... "M...
11 hijackings of four commercial jetliners. The change ... A potential bill allowing
pilots to be armed would not be without serious opposition. Airline industry ...
Indicate whether or not you feel that all airplane pilots on commercial flights
should be armed to protect themselves in case of attack.
Jan 16, 2009 ... Rebuttals To Those Who Think Pilots Should Not Be Armed .... is placing sky
marshals -- or Federal Air Marshals -- on commercial flights.
Jul 12, 2002 ... People who favored the plan said the presence of an armed pilot provided an
added ... I think pilots should concentrate on flying the plane.
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.
Dec 4, 2010 ... Should pilots be armed? ... "Armed pilots equal safer airplanes". ... is
unnecessary for airline pilots, and is silly in light of the fact that every pilot ...
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.