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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 purpose of defending the flight deck against criminal activity. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Arming Pilots Against ... The bullet went through the side of the cockpit and tore a small hole in the ...

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

Jan 3, 2008 ... Bill Nelson of Florida stated: "The need for guns in the cockpit is just nearly ... In fact, airline pilots flew armed in large numbers from the dawn of ...

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 ... site), says that arming every pilot in the cockpit should be a no-brainer. ... permitted and armed by the TSA to carry weapons in the cockpits of commercial airliners.

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

Pilots should be allowed to carry both a taser and a gun that is capable of ... If the pilots are armed, once the hijackers attempt to take over the cockpit, they won't ...

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.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 ...

www.gunowners.org/fs0104.htm

Jan 16, 2009 ... Another objection to allowing guns in the cockpit runs like this: "This is not the pilot's fight. They should not have to worry about fighting the ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/10/rand-paul-guns-pilots_n_5125967.html

Apr 10, 2014 ... Rand Paul: 'I Want All Pilots To Be Armed' ... leaving a hole in the cockpit wall and an exit hole in the plane's exterior below the cockpit window.

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 control? ... for cockpit protection in the form of weapons carried in the cockpit.