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DHS/TSA/PIA-013 - Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO)

January 10, 2008. Under Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program, TSA deputizes qualified volunteer pilots and flight crewmembers of passenger and cargo aircraft as law enforcement officers to defend the flight deck of aircraft against acts of criminal violence or air piracy. TSA collects data on pilots to assess the qualification and suitability of prospective and current FFDOs through an online application, and to administer the program.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2021
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