sky marshal


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sky marshal

an armed security guard on a commercial aircraft.
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A flight at 40,000 feet over Vietnam earned a sky marshal a tax-free check with combat pay and aircrew pay for a month.
Sarsgaard is perfect at the slightly creepy Sky Marshal, while Sean Bean is nicely cast as the well-meaning and suitably hunky captain.
Instead, unless there act actually is an attack, the poor sky marshals have nothing at all to do on flight after flight they travel on day after day.
By the way, the "Sky Marshal Gun" is the SIG P-229 in caliber 357 SIG, firing an ordinary jacketed hollow point 125-grain bullet, travelling a bit faster than 1,350 fps.
In June of 1985, after the hijacking of TWA 847, President Ronald Reagan directed the Secretary of Transportation, in cooperation with the Secretary of State, to explore expansion of the armed Sky Marshal program aboard international flights for US air carriers.
A spokesperson for ANA confirmed that the sky marshal plan was under discussion but said there were safety issues to be sorted out first.
This, let's hope, will be a sky marshal, the nation's newest line of defence against terrorist attack.
A spokesman for Israel's national carrier El Al said even after no explosives were found, the airline seated the 28-year-old next to an armed sky marshal in the second to last row, far from the cockpit.
Dozens of applicants for sky marshal posts are failing tough psychological exams.
A Thomas Cook Airlines spokesman said, 'For the time being, if a sky marshal presents himself, we will cancel the flight.
Pilots will be informed if a sky marshal is on board.
A spokesman for Israel's national carrier, El Al, said even after no explosives were found, the airline seated the 28-year-old Londoner next to an armed sky marshal in the second to last row, far from the cockpit.