Airline Pilots Will Be Armed
Several dozen pilots are now carrying hand guns in the cockpit. They're the first group of aviators to be certified by the government to do so. It's part of the government's effort to make flying safer. So, 46 pilots are now armed with guns in the cockpit. 40 caliber hand guns to be exact.
The Lincoln Airport like others across the country have faced tough new security measures since September 11th. After passing specialized training, 46 pilots showed up for work on Sunday with It's not known how many of the nation's 90-thousand pilots will end up carrying guns. That's because the program is voluntary.