Is the process of hiring pilots sufficient to assure that they have the required mental stability for the job?
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Flight deck officers, I'm told, are not supposed to identify themselves as authorized to carry a firearm onto airplanes. But what does that really mean?
What reads like fiction in the newspaper is actually painfully true. The article profiling American Eagle pilot Timothy Martins in this month's issue of Air Line Pilot magazine by contrast, is not.
It's too easy to criticize the Federal Aviation Administration. But this time, I'm glad it's not me who has to make the decision whether to reinstate Northwest Airlines pilots, Timothy Cheney and Richard Cole.
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