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Wouldn't This Be An Awesome Job To Have?  
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

...to be a Sky Marshall? I mean, you get to fly all the time like a Pilot - but without the hassle of being a F/A and serving coke & pillows to passengers, but once in a while having to act as a "bouncer"! and everybody would love you, because they know you are there to protect them. Plus, you're serving your country as these will be Federal Agents. For those who love aviation, I think it would be great!

The FAA is actively recruiting Marshalls now. They are looking at some private security firms, retired military, and other forms of recruitment. Training is provided!

I'd love to sign up!


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineVincent32 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

The few, the proud...The Sky Marshalls  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
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No thank's - not when the bullets start flying or the knives come out.

User currently offlineOz777 From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 521 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

And all you get to eat is peanuts and coke.

And the same inflight movie for 40 hours a week.

And you would be in coach all the time, watching everyone in front of you.

If that is heaven, I sure do not want to see hell!!

Oz777


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

I'll take the job. I still love to fly, and even tho it may be a dirty job...someone has to do it.  Wink/being sarcastic Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineNm19371 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

To be squished into one of those seats and breath recycled air all day long is not my idea of fun

User currently offlineSxmarbury33 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Than what are you doing on this fourm. J/k tho it would be my 2nd dream job first being a pilot. If you got full tacticle training and it paid well id do it in a sec. Just have to wait a cople of years

User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

I guess some people take the risk of this job too lightly... yeah, it's great to have free flights, but if the unthinkable happens, you perhaps need to identify the bad guys and pull out your gun and shot in maybe 3 seconds! I watched such a video on TV (TLC?) And you pray every shot hit the target(s) and of course the bad guys may not look like those in arcade games at all.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

I don't think they'll sit in coach.

I think the best place for a Sky Marshall is Row #1.

Be close to the cockpit - in case a passenger tries anything funny.



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

WIth my size I freelance as a bouncer for some extra $$$ from time to time. I would sign up in a minute if I thought I could pass the physical (my size is great for being a bouncer at a club but I doubt they want anyone who has had open heart surgery as a sky marshall). Oh well, I will have to put that behind pilot and NFL D-Lineman as dream jobs I will never be able to have.

User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Would you get FF miles?


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

There is a similar, but not so dangerous job: Become B717 mechanic for Olympic Aviation! Due to the fact that OA is the only 717 operator in Europe, and even Lufthansa Technik wouldn't be able to fix a broken 717, OA has got a mechanic on nearly every international 717 flight! He flies as a normal passenger, and all he has to do is doing the pre-flight walk-around. That must be a cool job!

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Ndebele, I believe Finair has some 717s as well, but Finland is probably too cold for Olympic to fly to  Smile


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

as to Skymarshal, they'll probably have to fly coach. Cheapest seat on the plane of course to save some money. Wonder how that goes down with laws about workconditions?



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Jwenting, Finnair doesn't have the 717, they have DC-9-51 and MD-80. They used to have MD-87s as well, which really look very similar to the 717, only a smaller engine. Now Finnair decided to go for A319  Crying. But I think Spanair-AeBal has got two of those lovely 717s.

Skymarshals in coach? I always thought they would travel in the very first row (at least ElAl skymarshals), to be close to the cockpit in case of a hijacking?


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

hmm, did see a non-Olympic 717 at AMS some time ago, thought it was Finair but apparently not.
Maybe some one-day chartercompany.

best option is to have them in front and back.
In front to have easy access to the cockpit, in back to have an overview of the complete cabin. Hard to dodge a knife in the back when you don't see it coming.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

I don´t believe there will be an actual profession "skymarshal". My guess is those would be normal agents being assigned to a/c from time to time.

IF they become a reality, though.

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

As you know, I work in L.E. (law enforcement) some of my friends are seriously considering this. Remember to work for the feds, you have to be under 37 to apply. My best friend works for INS and he barely made the cut off age. Another friend was an air traffic controller in the Air Force for 20 years, but was 38 when he retired, so couldn't do it for the FAA. I thought that sucked.

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1415 times:

why "37"? why is that a magic number age?

I am 36 now.



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

What do sky marshalls make?

User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

...what I was able to find on Sky Marshalls. They are kind of like an undercover special forces. Listen to this from the FAA:

"The marshals’ training facilities are extensive and include three different outdoor ranges with moving targets, a 360-degree live-fire shoothouse configured as both a narrow-body and a wide-body aircraft with computer-controlled targets and a bulletproof observation platform, an indoor laser disc "judgement pistol shooting" interactive training room and a close-quarters countermeasures/personal defense training room with protective equipment and dummies. The program also uses an inactive five-story air traffic control tower, a retired B-727 narrow-body aircraft and a retired L-1011 wide-body aircraft for on-board exercises, a modern classroom, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, and an operations center capable of secure communications worldwide...

...The FAA will not reveal the number or identity of the marshals, the details of their training, nor the routes they fly. No one on board a flight will know an air marshal is present except for the pilot and flight crew...

...Those who volunteer for the marshals must first pass initial psychological screening and fitness testing. Those who make the force must then undergo sophisticated, realistic law enforcement training. All Federal Air Marshals must meet stringent physical fitness requirements and firearm proficiency standards. In addition, before every mission they fly, the marshals go through recurrent training and standardized preparation. "

I don't even know how to apply!



Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

The initial 'thrill' will wear off real quick. I lived in hotels for a year and after a while it's good to get back home and get reall cooking and creature comforts.

rw774477


User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

I'd do it but only if I got FF miles.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I'd do it...

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

no FF miles - it's your job

rw774477


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