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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 ...


Jan 3, 2008 ... Bill Nelson of Florida stated: "The need for guns in the cockpit is just nearly not ... In fact, airline pilots flew armed in large numbers from the dawn of ... involuntary behavior patterns should be the foundation of screening, but ...


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.


Jun 16, 2015 ... FFDOs are pilot-volunteers — trained, permitted and armed by the TSA to carry weapons in the cockpits of commercial airliners. .... Much of the testing is redundant, it should be noted, since becoming an airline pilot already ...


Jun 19, 2015 ... Captain Andy Danzinger, a former pilot for the President, says100 percent of commercial pilots should be armed. ... and armed by the Transportation Security Agency—carry weapons in the cockpits of commercial airliners.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Jul 12, 2002 ... ''I would feel more secure if they took a gun into the cockpit,'' Ms. Pryor said. ''At my age it ... I think pilots should concentrate on flying the plane.


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.