WHICH AIRLINE WILL COMMAND
AND CONTROL THE SKIES?
From Front Site News
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rapidly and world wide. We can turn the tables on terrorists and take back
control of the skies!
WHICH AIRLINE WILL COMMAND AND CONTROL THE SKIES?
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- Will it be American, United, TWA, Delta, SouthWest, or
some small airline carrier that steps up and with one bold move commands and
controls the American air passenger market?
Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Founder and Director of Front Sight Firearms Training
Institute in Las Vegas Nevada knows that the first airline to arm pilots and
co-pilots with handguns to defend their cockpits, will immediately gain the
market share of domestic and international flights. Front Sight Firearms
Training Institute (See Press Release of September 12 entitled Free
Gun Training For Commercial Pilots or visit www.frontsight.com
Solution To World Trade Center/Pentagon Attack) has offered to train commercial
pilots and co-pilots FREE OF CHARGE from every commercial airline that allows
the pilot and co-pilot to carry a gun on board to defend the cockpit.
"The first commercial airline to make the statement that they will arm
their pilots and co-pilots with a handgun will have the immediate and
overwhelming support of 80 million gun owning Americans, the pilots, and the
public. All a commercial airline needs to do is call me and we can start
training their pilots tomorrow -- free of charge."
"Front Sight knows the public overwhelmingly supports arming pilots
because since our first press release of September 12, where we offered to
train the pilots and co-pilots free of charge, we have been flooded with
thousands of positive phone calls, letters, and e-mail from pilots, gun
owners, and the public. 99.9% positive response to arm and train pilots. The
first commercial airline to do the right thing and take the logical step to
protect their passengers, flight crews, and aircrafts will see their public
stock value soar, their flights fill to capacity, and gain the endless
admiration of flight passengers around the world. I personally hope American
or United make the first move as it would demonstrate a will to turn the
tables on terrorists and take back control of the skies."
Aaron Benedetti, a United Airlines co-pilot and Platinum member of Front
Sight's Firearms Training Resort in Las Vegas agrees.
"The fear of the American people is real. Air travel is down, way down
and may never recover if we continue disarming passengers and pilots,"
says Benedetti. "Airlines are laying off people by the thousands. Most
people do not know that Federal
Aviation Regulation 108.11 currently allows airlines to arm their
personnel with handguns. I hope United is the first to do so. United could
once again claim they fly the friendly skies and overnight, corner the market
on armed flights. I fully support arming pilots and co-pilots and I have
experienced Front Sight's training first hand. It is the best in the world.
Front Sight's patriotism in providing training free of charge is truly
commendable. It would be a shame for United not to be the first airline to
take advantage of it."
Mark Donovan, a Southwest Captain and Bronze member of Front Sight's Firearms
Institute hopes that SouthWest is the first to lead the way. Donovan states,
"SouthWest clearly dominates their market at this time and is rated #1
in customer service, but an upstart airline or one of our competitors could
steal that away in a heartbeat with a single press release and rotation of
their pilots through Front Sight's training courses. FAR
108.11 allows SouthWest to authorize it's pilots to carry a handgun on
board to protect their cockpits. All it takes is the airline to make the
decision. SouthWest prides itself on Positively Outrageous Service. What could
be better service than to insure our passengers safety with an armed and
trained pilot? It would make me proud to see SouthWest make the move first
before someone else does."
Lieutenant Bob Redmond, SWAT Commander of Nye County Sheriff's Department
concurs that Front Sight's training is exactly what the commercial airliners
need and that they should immediately begin sending their pilots to Front Sight.
Redmond, who sends his SWAT officers to Front Sight for firearms and tactical
"Front Sight's training exceeds levels offered by most if not all law
enforcement agencies throughout the country. Front Sight's training is so good
that I want every officer we have in the department to attend every course
Front Sight offers. If airlines sent their pilots to Front Sight, it would be
like having SWAT officers in the sky."
Paul Nelson, an American Airlines Co-pilot and reserve police officer for the
city of Pasadena believes that in order to restore the confidence of the
American public, strong and necessary steps must be immediately taken to empower
pilots as the last line of defense of passengers and aircraft. Nelson
"Front Sight and FAR
108.11 provide American Airlines with an easily initiated and meaningful
step to regain passenger confidence in our airline. If we do not take this
step, I fear that the public will never return to the skies as they once
did." Nelson continues, "American Airlines has a distinct
opportunity to turn this tragedy into triumph and make our domestic skies the
safest in the world. As soon as the executives at American give the word, I am
going to Front Sight! God bless them."
Dr. Ignatius Piazza is no stranger to commanding an industry and gaining
market share. Front Sight entered the firearms training industry as an unknown
in April of 1996. Under Piazza's leadership, Front Sight has experienced growth
up to 300% per year and risen to the top of the industry. Front Sight now trains
more students than all other shooting schools combined. Front Sight is currently
developing a world class firearms training resort on 550 acres just 45 minutes
from Las Vegas. Front Sight's staff of over 120 firearms instructors provide
handgun, shotgun, rifle, submachine gun, and tactical training to law
enforcement and law-abiding private citizens alike in a positive and supportive
environment. Front Sight, the only facility in the country to offer free
submachine gun courses, has trained over 15,000 law-abiding citizens and law
enforcement officers free of charge in the use of the Uzi submachine gun in the
last three years. Front Sight continues to offer its free submachine gun course
through the end of this year. Front Sight has been featured positively in every
major newspaper and on every major television network in the country. To date,
Front Sight has accomplished its amazing growth and development with ongoing
cash flow and without debt financing or investment money. Says Piazza,
"Front Sight stands ready, willing, and able to train commercial
airline pilots and co-pilots on a moment's notice. Which airline will be the
one to command and control the American skies?"
For more information visit Front Sight's web site at www.frontsight.com
or call 1.800.987.7719.