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May is National Photography Month and an opportunity to showcase ALPA pilots’ best photographs of the Northern Lights, snow-capped mountains, sunsets, and other awe-inspiring views of nature. From the moment the Wright brothers first took off, there have been photos documenting the glory of flight, and ALPA pilots continue the tradition today.

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Cupid’s arrow can strike anywhere—even several miles above ground in the cockpit of an airplane. This time last year, we introduced six pilot couples and learned a little bit about their relationships—their communication techniques, things they’ve learned along the way, and how they keep things fresh. Their experiences and advice will always resonate, so check out these relationship tips from professional pilot couples this Valentine’s Day.



Year-round, ALPA members are active in their communities, supporting charities and other important causes. Take Envoy Air F/O Sean McClain, for example. Although he’s a Chicago-based airline pilot, Sean lives in the Washington, D.C., area and is an active member of the local chapter of Pilots for Kids (PFK), an international, nonprofit aid organization.



Enlisted service members with aviation-related specialties make great airline pilot candidates says Compass Capt. Josh Walden. The former U.S. Army helicopter mechanic explains how he transitioned to the airline cockpit in the “Our Stories” column of this month’s Air Line Pilot magazine



Seeing is believing for the pilots and crew aboard Orbis International’s “Flying Eye Hospital.” As a U.S. Air Force veteran, Capt. Gary Dyson (FedEx Express), being of service to others has been a lifelong effort. Ever since his first flight for the organization 18 years ago, Dyson has donated his time to the Flying Eye Hospital using his vacation hours and bidding around the organization’s mission days.



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