Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics, and Training' started by twitch57, Oct 14, 2008.
What would you do, and why? S&T is a place to discuss our options.
A mechanic? Did he demand you fly him to Home Depot?
Determine if he is alone
Take him out
Put him in 16B (the ejection seat)
In a hijacking today, I'd be happy to partake in an angry mob style beating of a hijacker, a-la Flight 93 simply because it would be foolish to assume you're dealing with a "peaceful" hijacker.
A few untrained people could incapacitate or kill one hijacker in a matter of seconds. How? Have one or two knock him down, then "everyone grab a limb" and pull/jerk as hard as possible. It would take 4 people to dislocate the shoulder and hip joints. A fifth could work the head/neck.
A note those who have faith in the Air Marshall program: It's been estimated that Air Marshall coverage is less than 1% of flights. The government will not disclose the actual figure, nor will they disclose the number of marshalls in the program. It goes without saying that the program is more of a scare tactic than a safety program.
Rest assured, however, it is highly likely that marshalls are present on a very large number of flights in and out of the DC metro area. If there's one thing governments are good at, it's protecting themselves and their interests.
Oh wait, im the pilot...do i count in this thread?
Here, I'm probably calling my wife to tell her I love her, and to sue the airline (as if airlines have any value these days) if I'm harmed--"Don't ask for too much: just TWO of the CEO's houses."
What else can I do? I have no info. The cockpit is fortified. I do not know if he plans on doing the old-fashoined ransom demand/fly us to Cuba, or the new-fashioned into-a-building. Not sure I'm going to try stabbing him with my pen (if he comes out), or try to crash us by opening the loading doors in flight on a guess.
But as we should all know by now, from Flight 93 to the sneaker bomber, WE are the security system on an airline (until they put Marshals on all flights). Personally, I wouldn't mind that, as long as I'm the security system around here--maybe give me a weapon and a little gosh-darn respect!
It has a nice battery.
I call it the "TSA approved Tomohawk"
besides, the Thousands Standing Around will rend all necessary assistance in a timely fashion. but let them finish frisking the 80 years old lady with the tactical walker first.
Do you have anything that would make a useful weapon? Do you have any idea how to use it? Most folks here are completely dependent upon a firearm and don't have any idea how to use any other type of weapon much less improvise one.
Have you ever pictured something as scary as a crazed pilot in an oxygen mask beating the snot out of someone with a 3lb copy of the federal aviation regulations?
Dull impact or jagged razor edge, pick your preference.
I giggle inside every time I'm on a flight as no dull metal cutlery allowed but big old glass bottles are OK.....
But remember, if you MUST use force on a plane, you can roll up one of the in-flight magazines and use it as a club. More reach than a razor blade.
but more than likely, i would army crawl under the seats, then spring up behind the hijacker and hit him with the vulcan death grip.
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