Keeping it All in the Family This Father's Day!


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!

  • Capt. Paul Sanker (ExpressJet), who shares a funny story about his dad pulling rank with ATC to get slotted ahead of him along the Florida coast—only to have to wait for him at Newark Airport since they’d carpooled. 
  • F/O Erin Peltier (Virgin America), who tells how her father inspired both her and her brother to become pilots and ALPA members. 
  • Capt. Eric Tellmann (Spirit), who explains how his ALPA CIRP training came in handy while taking his son to his first flying lesson. 

Several previous “All in the Family” stories focus on dads, so check them all out online. Happy Father’s Day! 

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