Leadership From the Cockpit
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In the latest demonstration of national union support for Hawaiian Airlines pilots, Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA) president Capt. Tim Canoll met on January 6 with the pilots and the Honolulu news media to express solidarity in the pilots fight for a fair contract.
While many of us will travel by air during the holidays, this time of year also marks the busiest season for sending packages. Many gift givers not only ship packages, but also bring gifts on board flights. If not disclosed and handled properly, lithium batteries and other hazardous materials such as food packed in dry ice or flammable liquids can present a serious risk.
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.
Every day, people and businesses depend on U.S. airline pilots to keep them moving. However, pilots do more than simply carry passengers from one destination to the next. They open up the possibility of new adventure. They connect people, allowing them to share the most important moments in life with one another. With each flight, U.S. airline pilots go above and beyond to keep their passengers safe and on time. Pilots are immeasurably important, to the airline industry and the world. This Thanksgiving, ALPA would like to express sincere appreciation for U.S. airline pilots. Here are the top ten reasons why we’re grateful for our pilots.
As we await the DOT’s critical final ruling on NAI’s application for a foreign air carrier permit, ALPA pilots are teaming up and taking action with a new campaign to urge U.S. government officials to DenyNAI.