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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! As the world’s largest airline pilot union, ALPA represents and advocates for some of the best pilots in the skies. To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re bringing you five reasons why we feel especially lucky to represent our pilots.
The wait is almost over! The 2017 International Women in Aviation Conference is only two days away. It’s always exhilarating to celebrate the passion and enthusiasm of women who contribute to advancing aviation, but this year’s conference is shaping up to be even more exciting than usual. Here are a few things we’re especially looking forward to:
Those who dream of becoming a pilot don’t see the sky as the limit; they see it as a starting-off point. Bessie Coleman had every excuse to give up on her dream of becoming a pilot. In a time when American flight schools admitted neither women, nor African Americans, Coleman relentlessly pursued her passion for flight.
More than 14,000 of ALPA’s members currently fly for regional airlines, and many of these pilots seek to continue their career by moving to a mainline carrier. This is why ALPA developed its Interview Workshop—to help our pilots prepare for the entire hiring process when their time comes. By partnering with the leading interview preparation consultants in the industry, we are able to offer interview prep workshops to our members at no cost.
Special Guest Commentary by Mark Haley, ALPA Education Committee chairman
With the 2016-17 academic year fully under way, ALPA pilots are reaching out to students of all ages to relate how their love of flying has translated into a fulfilling career. For decades, ALPA has worked to pique the interest of new generations of aviators with the goal of ensuring a strong pilot workforce for the future.