If pilots were to be armed, a number of questions would need to be resolved, such as (1) who would regulate and oversee pilots' carriage of weapons (2) what qualifications and training would pilots need to carry weapons (3) what types of weapons could be carried. If pilots were given more leeway, the number of armed pilot applicants would double, said flagg, 49, a pilot for a cargo airline and a southlake, texas, resident. Honestly, every us air force pilot i know, who wanted to retire to the airlines, got hired on with no problems the ex-air force pilots i know have all gotten immediately put into the big planes: a380, 747, 767, 787, etc right from the start.
In fact, all armed pilots in the fast-growing program are trained and deputized federal law enforcement officers of course, there is the federal air marshals service, which provides flights that include a federal law enforcement officer onboard. Since the sept 11 attacks, airlines and airports have taken extraordinary measures to toughen security, including the latest proposal -- giving firearms to pilots. Pilots should be armed airline pilots should be equipped because if the plane is being hijacked, that may be the only way to save inhabits if the plane has been overtaken by hostiles as factual airline pilots should be equipped to defend themselves and the travelers from hostiles. Having said all of the above, any argument against pilots carrying guns would also apply to federal air marshals but the fact is, pre-fragmented ammo can minimize the supposed risks of a bullet puncturing a plane's hull.
Sen rand paul (r-ky) said in an interview with fox news wednesday that arming 100 percent of american pilots is the most cost-effective way of preventing terrorist attacks similar to. This report should contain at least five (5) references and corresponding citations in the body of the report research an issue related to the topic of should commercial airline pilots be armed a three 3 page minimum written paper. All applicants must be active faa airline transport pilot license (atpl) and faa class-1 medical certificate holders at the time of application for the ffdo position the pilots must be in an active, non-furloughed airline employment, operating under far part 121 domestic and flag air carrier operation. Airline pilots should not be armed because they're pilots, not soldiers or policemen the job and responsibility of an airline pilot is to pilot a plane from a to b the pilot is not expected to carry out any other duties because he/she is not trained for that and because his main job is already very involved.
John mica (r-fl) and sen bob smith (r-nh), my former boss, worked to create a new program to train, deputize and arm pilots to defend a commercial airline cockpit from terrorist attack. A 40-year-old federal aviation administration rule that allowed commercial airline pilots to be armed was inexplicably rescinded two months before the sept 11 terrorist attacks, leading aviation. For many, the claim that some airline pilots were armed came as a shock some asked whether it was true, while others expressed surprise that commercial pilots would be armed.
First off, all officer pilots whether it be air force, navy or marines, have a ground job we only spend a small percentage of our time actually doing flight related stuff most of our time goes to the actual functioning of the unit. Napolitano testified before congress in 2013, arguing that the air marshals are put on flights based on perceived risk, and that having an armed pilot on board would strictly be happenstance. Paul has long advocated for allowing all us airline pilots to carry firearms to prevent potential hijackings and terrorist plots his bill, the arm all pilots act of 2015, died in committee last. 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 to use the weapon in the unlikely event a person.
Q: i'm current servicing in the us armed forces and my goal is to become an airline pilot at my first base, should i pursue a degree first or use the money that i earn to take flying lessons off. All armed pilots are trained and deputized federal law enforcement officers prior to inception of the armed pilot program, there were reckless predictions of accidental shootings and safety. Some pilots are armed, like casey says most, however, are not and they have very little reason to: after 9/11, a lot stricter security measures have been made on all airplanes to limit the access non-essential staff has to the cockpit.
All airline pilots should be armed abstract the issue of pilots carrying weapons, while flying, is not new since the earliest days of pilots flying the us mail, they carried guns to protect themselves and the vital cargo of mail. In 2003, this was a noble experiment, said bob hesselbein, an airline pilot and chairman of the national security committee for the air line pilots association today, it's an institution . Three pilots of a major airline recently gathered here at george bush intercontinental airport to discuss whether, as an anti-terrorism measure, pilots should be armed.
Lambert agreed that cargo pilots should be included in the program and that it should be made more inviting to all pilots we should have thousands, not hundreds, right now, lambert said we should be having hundreds of pilots go through on a weekly basis. Captain andy danzinger is a former pilot for president barack obama's campaign plane, says pilots on commercial airlines should all be armed and says risk-based systems, like the federal air marshal program, are too expensive according to danzinger's article in the ny daily news, the hijackings on. The nation's largest pilots' union wants congress to allow its members to carry guns in the cockpit, a measure almost unthinkable before the sept 11 hijackings of four commercial jetliners.