Leadership From the Cockpit

153 Results for Author Air Line Pilots Association

The official start of summer has begun and also coincides with the longest day of the year. At ALPA, we’re ready for some sunshine and warmer temperatures. With new routes and endless vacation opportunities, our 64,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines are prepared to help your summer take off.


In honor of dads everywhere this Father’s Day, we’ve collected dad-themed “All in the Family” stories from ALPA members—first-person stories that truly showcase how the love of flying runs in the family. Happy Father’s Day!

Continuing ALPA’s commitment to keep flying safe, the world’s largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization brought together pilots, government, industry, and subject matter experts on May 31 to discuss the critical role that humans serve on the flight deck.

Categories: Advocacy

Nearly 10 years ago, Capt. Richard Rodriguez (Delta) casually published an article that he titled “Fallen Soldier” on his personal blog. He recounted a flight he piloted from Ontario, Calif., to Atlanta, Ga., with some honored guests—the remains of a U.S. soldier, his military escort, and his family—and the efforts the crews both on the ground and in the air put forth to ensure the needs of that soldier’s family were met with great respect.

“Fallen Soldier” went viral.

Tags: Delta

Every year, on the last Monday before May 25, Canada celebrates Victoria Day. Originally commemorating Queen Victoria’s birthday, this holiday is only celebrated in two countries around the world—Canada and Scotland. To most Canadians, Victoria Day – lovingly referred to as the “May 2-4”, signals the start of summer.

Tags: Canada


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