Fri, Apr 19, 2013
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"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. The Federal Air Marshal Service, which covers only a small fraction of the flights compared to the coverage protected by FFDOs, has a budget of nearly one billion dollars. Currently, taxpayers spend only $15 dollars per FFDO per flight, compared to $3,300 per Federal Air Marshal to provide protection on the same flight." Source: Statement from the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) protesting the defunding of the FFDO program by President Obama.
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