ALPA has been aggressively supporting the FFDO program in Congress. ALPA pilot advocates, supported by thousands of letters from ALPA members around the country, have been working closely with Rep. Cravaack and other key leaders to ensure the program’s future remains secure. We thank Sen. Boxer, Rep. Cravaack and the House for their leadership in providing an increase in funding for the programs FY13 budget.
House wants airline pilots to pack guns
Congress refuses to gut the one program the Transportation Security Administration has offered to minimize: pilots who pack guns.
The House just passed an amendment in its Homeland Security appropriations bill that would boost funding for armed-pilot training by $10 million. That throws a sharp rebuke at both the TSA and the Obama administration, which proposed chopping financing in half.