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Arming pilots and stewardesses
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Mike Taylor    Posted 09-22-2001 at 13:08:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why couldn't they be armed with a short blow pipe containing a syringe and a powerful chemical that would render someone incapable for 10 or 15 minutes and that would act instantly? It wouldn't harm the plane, and the plane could be flown on automatic pilot if the pilot accidentally got injected.

Or what about arming the pilots with electric stun guns?

any other ideas?

anonymous    Posted 10-29-2002 at 20:16:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you bunch of pussies. obviously you are all
gay. why don't you just admit that you are
totally threatened by women becuase when
you were little your pops assrammed you out
in the "kountry".

Franz    Posted 09-22-2001 at 23:14:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Right, what a mind picture, Becky Brainless and Boopsy Husbandhunter, along with Swish the magic wonderboy with little blowguns to render hijackers harmless. I can't think of a more qualified group to protect the plane.
Can I come and watch them practice at blow pipe school?

Mike Taylor    Posted 09-23-2001 at 09:12:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The thought is a little preposterous isn't it! U have any ideas on how to take terrorists down on a passenger plane? I think roping their two feet and hog tying them and castrating them sounds good. But, since no one would have a knife, they would just have to be taken off by other means. Maybe that would make a good subject for conversation.

Franz    Posted 09-23-2001 at 16:40:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well now, lets just start off by thinking about how many blankets there are on an airliner, real convenient devices when it comes to dealing with somebody who is using a knife. Then there are always a convenient supply of Bic Pens, Cross will work well too, if Bic isn't available.
I'd be willing to bet there will be quite a few newspapers on a plane too, those can also be used quite effectively. Lets not forget the ever present fire extinguishers, and pots of steaming hot coffy and water for tea.
The bottom line is there are always an abundance of weapons available in dam near any situation. The biggest problem in any such situation is the large number of people sitting sobbing, begging to not be hurt, in a puddle of their own pizz with a snotball on their noses.
Now, as to detaining the culprit, it just won't be necessary if I subdue the sumbich, he'll be dead before his ash hits the deck, but just in case that ain't the goal, Burr did make one intelligent observation a while back involving a fence staple. In the current circumstance of no fence staples allowed on planes, a shoelace would work well, has to be some place to tie it to, preferably in a manner that will suspend the offender above floor level.
The bottom line, it's always best to know how you're going to walk out of any situation before you walk into it. When there isn't a plan, IMPROVISE!

IHank    Posted 09-23-2001 at 17:54:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Franz- Well said! Again, what is needed is the will to win and to not just sit around whining for somebody to do something. IHank

Duey (IA)    Posted 09-22-2001 at 20:09:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey all,
Why not have a stun gun issued with every seated passenger. That way it would be everyone against any hijackers. Even Hanks 83 going on 18 could be just as effective as anyone in deterring a take over of a plane. The pilot would probably even be sure to give these armed passengers a very smooth takeoff and landing!!!

IHank    Posted 09-22-2001 at 20:53:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Duey- I'm sure you understand these older farm wimmen out here. My 83/18 girldfriend would quietly take a skyjacker down, wrap him in a napkin andstuff him in her purse, then feed him to the hogs when she got home. And few would even notice what happened...

Yes, at age 60 I'm still in awe of my parents generation! IHank

Alvin-Va    Posted 09-22-2001 at 19:51:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great concept,lets tinker with it just a bit.
Why not give everyone on the plane a stun type gun?There is safety in numbers and it's hard to imagine not having more law abiding passengers than terrorists.
I kind of like the idea of the pilot flying the plane,not playing Marshall Dillon.Seal off the cockpit and let the passengers maintain law and order.Couple of nervous gray headed old ladies with them things on board and I sure wouldn't make any sudden moves.
The last time I was on an airplane,the pilot walked back through the cabin and chatted with the passengers,all the time the cockpit door was wide open.Am I the only one who sees a problem here?
All this after I had been asked repeatedly by a ticket clerk who was obviously a McDonalds reject, if,I had packed my own luggage? Probably shouldn't be too critical of this person,it must be difficult to start work at a major U.S. airport and be expected to learn English your first day on the job.

Jist thinkin    Posted 09-22-2001 at 19:01:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Years ago the drivers sat outside to give their passengers a ride in privacy. I suspect it might take a couple of layers of Carhartts but nobody would bother them exceptin thru the intercom : )

Mike Taylor    Posted 09-22-2001 at 18:01:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I heard tonight that they found crop duster books in one of these guys apartment.

IHank    Posted 09-22-2001 at 16:01:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Mike- The sort of weapon you describe has existed for a long time. It's a glorified bean bag, that knocks the perp down. Needed is immediate jumping on and holding the perp down.

The need is for the will to put them "sky marshalls" back on duty. My cynical mind sez they were dismissed to help one of the beauracratic pay raises.

Yes, let's hear more on this one! IHank

Burrhead    Posted 09-22-2001 at 17:34:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wonder why they can't just rebuild the crew area so it locks separate from the passenger cabins, and fix the passenger area so that with a button push it seals the area and can't be opened from inside. Then release sleeping gas in the cabin and through the oxygen tubes. That way everybody is intact but asleep when it lands.

There should be some way to engineer a passenger compartment that would deploy from the main plane and parachute down when in doubt of a bomb threat. That way if the pilot had to jettison the passenger cabin there could be a SWAT Team to intercept the hijackers on the ground because everybody would still be locked in the cabin asleep.

Christopher    Posted 09-22-2001 at 15:34:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My thoughts exactly, great idea.

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