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News Release

Release #02.026
April 15, 2001

Media Advisory: ALPA Announces Media Open House at International Aviation Security Academy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) will hold a one-day media open house at its upcoming International Aviation Security Academy which runs April 15-19, 2002 in San Diego, CA.

Media access is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, and will be the only media availability during the Academy. Subjects to be discussed during the day include current and future airline security measures, disruptive passengers and air rage. Several of the Academy’s instructors will be available for interviews. Reporters interested in attending should contact Anya Piazza at the number listed below before 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Tuesday, April 16. The on-site contact will be Ron Lovas.

ALPA is the world’s oldest and largest pilots union, representing 62,000 cockpit crewmembers at 42 airlines in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the ALPA website at:

EVENT: Media Access Day at ALPA’s International Aviation Security Academy

DATE: Wednesday, April 17, 2002

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

LOCATION: Holiday Inn, San Diego Bayside, 4875 North Harbor Drive

CONTACT: Anya Piazza, ALPA Media Relations, (703) 481-4440