Start-up procedures

From:         Jeffrey  Casterline <>
Organization: University of Washington
Date:         22 May 95 12:50:58 
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	This might rank as one of the dumber questions asked, but do
modern airliners have any access-control devices to prevent just anyone
from firing up the engines and then flying away?  I would not expect there
to be a key, per se, but do the onboard computers use a password, or
something similar, to prevent this from happening?  Do aircraft
manufactured by different companies use different methods?  Does access
vary by airline, i.e. to prevent, say, a United pilot from flying away
with an American Airlines plane?