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FFDOA ACTION ALERT!!!!!
OPPOSE FUNDING CUTS
 
WRITE CONGRESS TODAY
 
FROM THE CAPA HDQTS:
 
President Obama's 2014 Budget proposal calls for the elimination of all funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program. The FFDO program is undeniably the most cost-efficient airline security program to date. 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.
The FFDO program is already underfunded, and should be strengthened with increased funding over current levels, not eliminated.
 
Additionally, with the TSA's recent decision to allow knives back on passenger aircraft, the FFDO program is needed now more than ever as it represents a critically important role in protecting passengers, crewmembers, cargo and aircraft.

Please write Congress today and tell them to support the FFDO program and oppose the Administration’s plan to eliminate it.
 
Your participation in the letter-writing campaign to Capitol Hill is extremely important.
 
To participate in sending a letter to Congress, follow these few simple steps:

1) Click on the link below.
 
2) Enter your zip code in the "Action Alert" box, write your name in the "Your Name" box, enter your sender information and click "Send Message."
 
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Please send a letter today!

For more information, please visit: www.capapilots.org
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 
FFDOA is growing!  We need volunteers to help administer the Association!  Everyone at FFDOA, including the Board of Directors, are volunteers.  We need your help!  If you are interested in participating, we are in special need of someone with any IT skills to help with our website and membership processing.
 
If interested, please send an email to Rudy at rudy@ffdoa.org with a brief background.  We appreciate it!
 
Also, I would like to take the opportunity to thank Rudy! He has been an outstanding resource to us at FFDOA.  All the work he has done behind the scenes in keeping our website running smoothly as well as helping streamline our membership process is critically important to us and he deserves all of our thanks!