Powering Forward in a Pandemic, ALPA Gains New Members

The Landing


Many aspects of aviation came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one did not: ALPA’s forward progress in its long-term strategic goal to provide representation for all members of the airline piloting profession in the United States and Canada.

Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, six new pilot groups have joined the Association—Amerijet International, Cargojet, Flair, Morningstar Air Express, PAL Aerospace, and Western Global—bolstering ALPA’s Canadian and all-cargo operation ranks.

These pilot groups sought ALPA representation because they know the Association is the world’s preeminent pilot-run, staff-supported union and its expertise, resources, and support are unmatched.

How much do you know about ALPA’s newest pilot groups? Take Air Line Pilot’s short quiz and see how many of the following questions you can answer correctly.

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1. ALPA Representation

When did each pilot group join ALPA? Rank them from 1–6, earliest to latest.

Amerijet International

Cargojet

Flair

Morningstar Air Express

PAL Aerospace

Western Global

 

2. Cargo or Canadian

Each of ALPA’s newest pilot groups flies either all-cargo operations or has Canadian members—or both! Which ones are which?

Amerijet International

Cargojet

Flair

Morningstar Air Express

PAL Aerospace

Western Global

 

3. By the Numbers

What is the size of each pilot group? Rank them from 1–6, with 6 as the largest.

Amerijet International

Cargojet

Flair

Morningstar Air Express

PAL Aerospace

Western Global

 

4. Home Base

Where is each airline based? Match the airline to the answer.

Airlines:

  • Amerijet International
  • Cargojet
  • Flair
  • Morningstar Air Express
  • PAL Aerospace
  • Western Global

Answers:

  • Miami, Fla.
  • Mississauga, Ont.
  • Edmonton, Alb.
  • Edmonton, Alb.
  • St. John’s, Nfld. and Labr.
  • Estero, Fla.

 

5. Fleet Makeup

What types of airplanes do the pilots fly? Match the airline to the answer.

Airlines:

  • Amerijet International
  • Cargojet
  • Flair
  • Morningstar Air Express
  • PAL Aerospace
  • Western Global

Answers:

  • B-767-200s and B-767-300s
  • B-757-200PCF, B-767-200ER/BDSF, and B-767-300ER/BDSF
  • B-737s
  • ATR 72-200, B-757-200, and Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster
  • King Air BE20s, King Air B200 G1000s, King Air 350s, Citation 10s, Citation 550s, Dash 8-100s/-300s, and Gulf Stream 6s
  • MD-11s and B-747-400Fs

 

6. ALPA by the Numbers Extra question! Fill in the blanks in ALPA’s current representation statement below.

ALPA is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than ____ pilots at ____U.S. and Canadian airlines.

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This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of Air Line Pilot.

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