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Armed Pilot & Armed Marshal Together, A Bad Idea?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 22 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Having armed pilot & marshall together on the same plane... Is this a bad idea? What is there is an actual armed would-be hijacker on board as well?

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User currently offlineMD88Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1329 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 1110 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.

User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

That's not why I asked the question. I'm 100% for arming airline pilots.  Smile

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 19 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Arm the pilots and get the Jethro Bodine "double naught spies" out of the cabin

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

MD88Captain said:
>>>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...








User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

bobcat,

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


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