Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 30, 2011.
CBS Atlanta: Holes remain in flight school scrutiny after 9/11
What could possibly go wrong?
The feasibility of a hijacker taking over a commercial aircraft ended with UA 93. Any time the TSA shows up at a General Aviation airport to harass flight schools, it's an exercise in stupidity.
Moron wannabe bad guy blows a bunch of money getting his ticket, maybe a Type Rating, then gets the (expletive deleted)-whupping of his life while trying to breach the cockpit.
Good point there, but I am not 100% confidence in resistant doors, so I think the flight school program warranted.
This bring me to a question I've had for ten years now: had 9/11 not been a beautiful, sunny day, would it still have happened?
Good question; I think having perfect weather certainly helped them.
Armored cockpit doors are not intended to be the only solution. Remember, it took a long time to outfit every large Part 121 aircraft. The key is that passengers and crew are simply not going to comply with a hijacker and allow them to take control, even if they try to rush the cockpit.
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