Volume 25
June 18, 2018

A Weekly Aviation Career
Newsletter from Avjobs, Inc.

A Weekly Aviation Career Newsletter from Avjobs, Inc.
 
Aviation Career Topics
Announcing New Services
Newsletters from Avjobs
Young Adults in Aviation
Young Adults in Aviation Part 2
Working On The Goodyear Blimp
WHS Aircraft Training Center
What Aviation Employers Expect
Virtual Flying
Virgin America Takes Flight
Video Job Profiles
The History Of Flight Attendants
The Gratitude Campaign
Recruiting Minorities to Aviation
Pilot Promotes Aviation Careers
Pilot Completes Trip
Pay Hikes and Bonuses
Northwest Airlines Hiring
No Ordinary Flight Instructor
Jumpseat Ride Flying Charters
Joe Jones Aviations True Spirit
Is an FAA Career for You
IATA Reports On Airline Traffic
Hubble Multimedia Package
Honda Aircraft Company
History Of Flight Attendants
Having Fun for a Living
Gordon Page Warbird Recovery
Funding Prevents Furloughs
Flying The Canyon
Flight Simulation
Flight Attendants Contract
FAA To Hire 15000
FAA Bumps Retirement Age
Encourage a New Generation
Delta Promises Stability
Corporate Flight Attendant Jobs
Congress Recognizes Irving
Colorado Astronauts
Climb Aviations Career Ladder
Cirrus Design
Changing Careers
Career Profile Airline Pilot
Career Profile Airline CEO
Boeing Enjoys Sales Spike
Barrington Irving on CNN
Aviations Renaissance Man
Aviation Salaries Wages Pay
Aviation Photography
Aviation Pay Philosophies
Aviation Employee Competencies
Aviation Career Salary Ranges
Aviation Career Overviews
Armed Pilots Refresher Training
An Aerobatic Superstar
American Warns Unions
Airline Ramp Agents
Airline Overhead Bins
Airline Merger Update
Airline Flight Attendant Careers
Aircraft Sales
Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
Air Traffic Controller Careers
Aerospace Engineering
A Life in Aviation
A Career in Virtual Aviation
E-News from Avjobs
Tell a Friend about
Inventory Control Clerk job a
Industrial Sewer job at Desse
Tell a Friend about
Aircraft Maintenance Pricing
Tell a Friend about Tell a Fr
AMT job at Skytech in Rock Hi
Desktop Support Specialist II
Improved Infrastructure
Production Structure Supervis
Global Express Maintenance Su
Avionics Technician job at Ch
Flight Operations Analyst job
Cessna Citation CE 525 Captai
Pilot AC208BEX job at Grey Av
Recent Job Announcements
Job of the Week
Register for Delivery
Link Partners
Newsletter Archives
Table of Contents
Search
Contact Us

Professor Aviation Systems, Kearney NE
Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty Member Hold Doctorate in Related Field.

Ground Handling Supervisor Sacramento CA
Lead & Direct Ground Handling Agents Lead by Example w/ Industry Knowledge

Check and Straight, Gardena CA
Use assigned equipment, machinist and inspection tools, read blue prints.

AP Mechanic, Miami FL
Accepting Resumes for T56/501 Mechanics Immediate Placement-View Job & Apply Now

Advertise on Aviation Ad Network™


A Weekly Aviation Career Newsletter from Avjobs, Inc.
Armed Pilots Face Refresher Training

Worried that pilots' handgun skills may be eroding, federal security officials are
launching a refresher training program next month

Armed Pilots Face Refresher Training

The number of armed pilots aboard U.S. jetliners has steadily expanded in recent years, and as a result, the program is beginning to show signs of growing pains. Pilots and their labor groups are now complaining about a lack of supervision and the difficulty in finding time to participate in costly mandated training courses. The pilots are required to attend a two-day mandatory refresher course at a training facility near Atlantic City three to five years after getting their guns. Those who participate are not paid for their time, reimbursed for travel, lodging or food expenses. Using a weapon is a perishable skill, and we want to ensure they have the appropriate training,' said John A. Novak, an assistant director with the air marshal service told The Washington Post.

To be allowed to carry handguns in cockpits, pilots undergo psychological testing and a seven-day training course. They must visit a firing range to demonstrate their shooting skills every six months. The controversial gun program, which started in 2003, was backed enthusiastically by pilots and their unions as a way to prevent terrorist hijackings after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. When the program began, union officials said as many as 30,000 pilots would eventually carry firearms in cockpits. The number of armed pilots is well short of that number,. While government officials will not specify the number of federal agents onboard aircraft, sources familiar with the program claim there are now more armed pilots than there are federal air marshals.

 


Home | Search Jobs | Post Jobs | Aviation Schools | Aviation Salary | Job of the Week
Site Map | Aviation Careers | Students | Employer Services | Blog
 Copyright 2006-2018 Avjobs, Inc.
All rights reserved.