air marshal

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a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight

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Air Marshal Aasim Zaheer, currently serving as Deputy Chief of Air Staff, will retire on July 3, 2020.
As I watched the lead tactics instructor give our debriefing, I thought about a class we had been given weeks earlier on the history of the air marshals.
Non-Stop'' PG-13 -- Liam Neeson saves the day yet again, this time as an air marshal.
Air Marshal Muhammad Jamshed Khan was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force on April 1979 in GD (P) Branch; during his which career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base.
The PVSM has been conferred on Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retired), Air Marshal Simha Kutty Varthaman (Retired), Air Marshal Satish Pal Singh (Retired), Air Marshal Arup Raha, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command, Air Marshal Rajinder Singh, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command, Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command respectively.
CBS News and ProPublica reported dozens of air marshals charged with crimes ranging from smuggling drugs past airport security to aiding a human trafficking ring to solicitation to commit murder.
Egyptian security sources said that air marshals "easily" got a grip of the hijacker adding that he later turned out to be intoxicated.
Of course, the human rights do-gooders will be up in arms, but have they protested much about the Air Marshals, or is shooting someone in economy class different from shooting them on the high seas?
Because the number of air marshals is less than the number of daily flights, FAMS's operational approach is to assign air marshals to selected flights it deems high risk--such as the nonstop, long-distance flights targeted on September 11, 2001.
The Chinese air marshals reportedly received training on how to be armed undercover officers on board commercial passenger flights.
Thus it is, to say the least, unsettling to know that "watch lists" compiled by the federal air marshals service are built on the quota system--meaning that the names of thousands of innocent U.
ON DECEMBER 7, RIGOBERTO Alpizar, a 44-year-old man with a history of mental disorder, was killed, in a hail of bullets, by two air marshals at Miami International Airport.
Doyle said the man was confronted by air marshals but ran off Flight 924.
Rigoberto Alpizar, 44, was confronted by air marshals but ran off the plane.
The passenger, who indicated there was a bomb in the bag, was confronted by air marshals but ran off the aircraft, Doyle said.