posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 09:54 PM
Well, one more step towards the "Archie Bunker Plan" for airline defence!
Airplane security increases with guns in cockpit
4/19/2003 11:41 AM
By: Kraig Debro, News 14 Carolina
Pilots who complete training will be allowed to have guns in lock boxes within the cockpit.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The first of 46 pilots who volunteered for a training program, will take guns to the cockpit, starting on Monday.
Pilots with guns is part of the Federal Flight Deck Officer program. It authorizes commercial pilots who have completed the training course, to carry
guns on airplanes.
Pilots must carry the gun in a lock box, and can only take the gun out, inside the cockpit. Some passengers believe the program will work.
"If it makes the pilots feel safer maybe its worth while," said Air Traveler Suzanne Powell.
"Any security that is an increase on a plane is fine," said Air Traveler Mark Hill.
The Transportation Security Association, said thousands of pilots have already requested training. The week long course provides weapons and