ALPA

Leadership From the Cockpit

As students head back to school this fall, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) presents this challenge: Do you have what it takes to be an airline pilot? Visit ALPA’s Cleared to Dream website to get more information about how to become an airline pilot – everything from mentorship programs and “day-in-the-life” examples to requirements and scholarship opportunities.

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On July 27, 1931, 24 pilots met in secret in Chicago, Ill., to form the Air Line Pilots Association. In the 90 years that followed, our union’s effect on the airline industry and the piloting profession has been witnessed by the world. 

Since that time, ALPA has grown into the world’s largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization. The labor protections afforded to airline pilots and other aviation workers under collectively bargained agreements have led to innovative and productive partnerships among regulators, management, and employees to advance safety in ways that ALPA’s founders would not have thought possible. 

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“If my life were a movie, it could be titled The Only One,” said F/O Jason Woo (FedEx Express). “Growing up in Malaysia, I was the only non-Malay kid in my neighborhood and playgroup. I remember being the only kid in my first-grade class who wanted to be a pilot everyone else wrote down doctor, engineer, lawyer, etc. And being the first and only pilot in my family, I didn’t have anything or anyone to influence me that way, but somehow, at the ripe old age of six, I just knew I wanted to fly.”

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In recent years, laser pointers have become commonplace. Easily purchased in person or online from an office supply store to a big box pet store, they help pinpoint key elements of a presentation or facilitate an entertaining way to interact with pets. However, high-powered laser pointers also pose a serious hazard to airline pilots, the passengers and cargo that sit behind the pilots, and the millions of people whose communities that are beneath an aircraft’s flightpath.

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Retired Frontier Airlines pilot, former ALPA member, and one of the last of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, Robert “Bob” Ashby passed away at his home near Phoenix, Ariz. on March 5. A true trailblazer, Ashby’s remarkable career spanned more than four decades.

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