April 19, 2013
"Every day thousands of armed airline pilots are on board our Nation's airliners serving as FFDOs, and the last line of defense, by preventing aircraft from being used as weapons of mass destruction. The $22 million annual budget for the FFDO program has not changed since training began in 2003, despite a 100-fold growth in the number of FFDOs." Source: Statement from the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) protesting the defunding of the FFDO program by President Obama.
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