When Everything You Love is Up in the Air, Safety Shouldn’t Be


U.S. aviation has never been safer, but this could soon change if Congress moves forward with a plan to reduce the amount of flight training hours required for a pilot to fly a U.S. airline carrier.

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The data speaks for itself: Well-trained pilots save lives.

Between 1990 and 2009, more than 1,100 people were killed in passenger airline crashes in the U.S. That number includes individuals on the ground who happened to be in the path of a falling aircraft. Since the training and qualification requirements were changed in 2010, there have been zero fatalities on U.S. passenger airlines. The new pilot qualifications are a proven life-saving safety measure.

It’s time to take action

We need your help! Use the form below to tell your legislators that you refuse to put lives at risk by reducing pilot training requirements. It only takes a moment to do your part to #KeepFlyingSafe.


Call to Action: Message Your Legislators Now

Maintain the Current Minimum First Officer Qualifications


Download ALPA's position paper, "We Keep America Flying" (PDF)