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Complete the online application.

 

Application must be completed within 60 minutes.

The Federal Flight Deck Officer Program authorizes flight crew members to use firearms to defend against an act of criminal violence and air piracy while attempting to gain control of an aircraft.

Eligibility

  • Pilots
  • Flight engineers
  • Flight navigators

To be eligible, you must have:

  • A current FAA airman certificate
  • A current class one or class two medical certificate
  • U.S. citizenship

All eligible crew members will attend a one week training in Artesia, New Mexico.

For more information, please email your inquiry.


Register

Register online for Crew Member Self Defense Program training.

Eligibility

Active crew members of all domestic scheduled carriers are eligible for the training program.

The Crew Member Self Defense Training Program provides 4-hours of training to prepare active crew members of all domestic scheduled carriers for potential physical altercations both on and off the aircraft.

To register for this no-cost training, search for the training course near you and submit the online registration form. Reporting instructions will be provided upon registration and successful verification of employment.

For more information, please email your inquiry.
 

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