October 31, 2012
ALPA Statement on the New Drama Film “Flight”
WASHINGTON – The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the release of the drama film called “Flight.”
“Hollywood dramas can make riveting entertainment and a compelling character study may sell tickets, but fiction on a movie screen doesn’t represent a profession in the real world.
“The more than fifty thousand ALPA pilots in the United States and Canada embody the highest possible standards of training and professionalism.
“These standards are borne out every day, as we safely transport hundreds of thousands of passengers and tens of thousands of tons of cargo across the country and around the world.
“We all enjoy being entertained, but a thrilling tale should not be mistaken for the true story of extraordinary safety and professionalism among airline pilots.”
Founded in 1931, ALPA is the world’s largest pilot union, representing nearly 51,000 pilots at 35 airlines in the United States and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at www.alpa.org.
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