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This week marks the first National Drone Safety Awareness Week and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is excited to welcome aspiring aviators into our nation’s shared airspace. One of the most important things to remember is that we are all responsible for keeping our skies the safest in the world. ALPA is committed to making sure all new entrants into the airspace are held to the same high standard of safety and security.

Categories: Industry, Safety


 Special Guest Commentary by F/O Paul Ryder (UAL), ALPA National Resource Coordinator

This Sunday, November 3, marks the end of daylight saving time (DST). That’s right, it’s the time of year to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Our friends in Hawaii and most of Arizona, along with the U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa, do not have to set their clocks back because DST is not observed in these areas.

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The last few years have borne witness to an incredible feat—the coming of age of commercial spaceflight. Launch vehicles regularly and safely depart for low-earth orbit to deploy satellites or deliver astronauts and cargo to and from the International Space Station. And for the first time since the heady days of the Apollo program, humankind is looking to step foot on other worlds. While it is an exciting time for commercial space operations, these achievements in space must take into consideration those of us who work in the lower parts of the sky.

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We are excited to inspire girls of today to look to the skies for their future during the fifth annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) this weekend! Sponsored by Women in Aviation International (WAI), GIAD features a wide range of engaging speakers and activities to connect with girls ages 8 to 17, and events are scheduled not just in the United States and Canada, but all over the world on Saturday, October 5.

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Air Line Pilot Association (ALPA) executive leaders and safety champions testified on behalf of 63,000 airline pilots at two hearings this week on Air Traffic Control (ATC) modernization and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization.  

Categories: Safety, Industry, Testimony


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