The Front Office: How Aircraft Have Evolved Since ALPA's Founding 85 Years Ago
In recognition of ALPA’s 85th anniversary, Air Line Pilot highlights a few of the aircraft that revolutionized the industry—taking an “up front” look at how a handful of airline pilots’ front offices have changed over the years.
Air Mail Act of 1934
From the Association’s inception, ALPA’s first president, Capt. Dave Behncke, understood that favorable aviation legislation and regulations could help protect and enhance the pay and working conditions of line pilots. The Air Mail Act of 1934 provides a brilliant first example of just what working directly with government policymakers can accomplish.
Building Critical Mass
As we celebrate ALPA’s 85th anniversary, this article highlights just a few of the mergers since 1931 that have helped ALPA’s pilots build critical mass and strengthen their voice.
Air Line Pilot Chronicles the Evolution of a Profession
In honor of the Association’s 85th anniversary, we highlight just a few of the Air Line Pilot covers from the past eight and half decades that bring to light notable events in the airline industry as well as capture a brief evolution of the Air Line Pilots Association, International.
ALPA Reaches Record in Work to Inspire Future Pilots
Union Celebrates More than 30 Years of Promoting the Piloting Profession