MD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1351 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1572 times:
What is it with you guys and armed pilots? The pilots are not going to leave the cockpit armed or unarmed. Armed pilots would defend the cockpit only and then only if it is breached. Armed pilots with air marshals onboard means the cockpit will not be breached. Therefore the pilots will not be involved outside their normal safety of flight duties.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1529 times:
>>>The pilots are not going to leave the cockpit armed or unarmed.
That may be the way all the proposals (and eventual procedures) say it's supposed to work. Someday, should a perp in the back start killing pax and/or FAs off in an attempt to get up front, I think it's inevitable human nature that one of the flight deck crew is going to come out and attempt to stop the immediate carnage, despite whatever the manuals say about everyone aft of the cockpit door being "expendable" until the aircraft gets on the ground.
I know all they reasons they shouldn't come out, I just don't know how reasonable it is to expect someone's being able to ignore what's happening in the back.
I pray the you or any other crew is never in the situation...
Fly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
i am a flight attendant and i am 100% against arming pilot. true i am not working in an american carrier, but i dont think that it makes a difference. if pilots are armed today, then other fellow flight attendants will say "oh, why is it that pilots are armed, and not FA's?" now we dont want that to happen