Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Last week, the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) celebrated 50 years of service. It was 1961 when then President John F. Kennedy signed an amendment to the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to enhance the penalty for interfering with airline crew members. On March 2, 1962, 18 out of 300 FAA safety inspectors graduated and were deputized to help enforce this Act and prevent hijackings. Be sure to check out the timeline reflecting 50 years of history about the FAMS. Congratulations to the FAMS and thank you for continuing to help keep our skies safe.