Pilot Firearms Training May Be Reduced

Mar 02 2012 Pilot Firearms Training May Be Reduced BY sgf-admin TAGS Misc.


Ever heard of a federal flight deck officer (FFDO)? Most of you probably haven't. What is an FFDO? To put it bluntly — a pilot with a gun. The FFDO program came about in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The purpose is simple: an armed pilot is the last line of defense against a hijacker/terrorist. In the past few years the government has trained thousand of FFDOs. Now, the Obama administration proposes to cut funding for FFDO training in half. Read more from the Philadelphia Inquirer.



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