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Every November 11, we take a day to remember the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families in the United States and Canada. It is because of their sacrifice and dedication that we are able to enjoy the safety and security of our freedoms here at home. 

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This Sunday, November 4, marks the end of daylight saving time (DST). It’s the time of year to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep on Saturday (extra hour of sleep!). But take it easy in Arizona, Hawaii, and some parts of Canada—these areas have ditched the practice and follow the same clock year-round. 

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When it comes to our nation’s airspace, there are really only two end-users of this valuable resource—pilots and air traffic controllers. Each day, these professionals work collaboratively to ensure that millions of passengers and thousands of tons of cargo move safety and efficiently through North America’s airspace. 

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Yesterday, during ALPA’s 47th biennial Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C., the union’s highest governing body elected new officers to lead the Association for the next four years. They will take office on January 1, 2019.

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Did you know that only 6 percent of airline pilots are women? With 50 percent of the world’s population being female, we clearly have some work to do to add some balance to our profession.

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