ALPA

The Day in the Life of an Airline Pilot

ALPA is excited to speak at Purdue Aviation Day this year about a day in the life of a pilot!

"The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents over 61,000 pilots at 33 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as US-ALPA, it is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations.

ALPA’s history is steeped in our commitment to advancing the piloting profession and to ensuring that airline travel grows ever safer. ALPA has advanced the piloting profession since 1931. Throughout the last eight decades, airline safety and security have been at the core of ALPA’s operations. “Schedule with Safety” has been the mission since our Association was founded, and our legacy of championing air safety carries on. It is manifested in the ongoing work and far-reaching contributions of ALPA’s network of dedicated pilot volunteers and staff working with industry groups and government officials in the United States and Canada to ensure one level of safety and security for every airline operation—cargo and passenger."

-2019 Air Line Pilots Association, International

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