Air Line PilOt - PILOT-PARTISAN AGENDA
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OfficialJournaloftheAirLinePilots Association,International Air Line PilOt May2015 The PILOT-PARTISAN AGENDA 4th Edition Page 17 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: » Virgin America Pilots Seek ALPA Representationpage 8 » Heart Health: Arrhythmias page 54 » Jazz Pilot Helps Kids in Need page 56 Follow us on Twitter @wearealpa PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. HelpingYou LandYour DreamJob, PartIII Page 46 ALPA-PACRoll ofDistinctionPage 30
MAY2015CONTENTS VOLUME 84, NUMBER 4 ON THE COVER ALPA pilot volunteers visit Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of ALPA’s pilot-partisan agenda.
Articles begin on page 17. Photo by Bill Burke. Download a QR reader to your smartphone, scan the code, and read the magazine. Air Line Pilot (ISSN 0002-242X) is pub lished monthly except for combined January/Feb- ruary and June/July issues by the Air Line Pilots Association, Inter national, affiliated with AFL-CIO, CLC. Editorial Offices: 535 Herndon Parkway, PO Box 1169, Herndon, VA 20172-1169. Telephone: 703-481-4460. Fax: 703-464-2114. Copyright © 2015—Air Line Pilots Association, Inter national, all rights reserved. Publica tion in any form without permission is prohibited. Air Line Pi- lot and the ALPA logo Reg.
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Postmaster: Send address changes to Air Line Pilot, PO Box 1169, Herndon, VA 20172-1169. Canadian Publications Mail Agreement #40620579 Canada Post: Return undeliverables to P.O. Box 2601, 6915 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4T 0A9. FEATURES 46 CRM FOR YOUR FUTURE 48 Q&A WITH CHARLES SCHWAB’S WALT BETTINGER DEPARTMENTS 7 PREFLIGHT 50 ALPA@WORK Making a Difference—Behind the Scenes; ALPA’s Security & Jumpseat Councils Meet 52 GLOBAL VIEW Sounding an International Call to Action 54 HEALTH WATCH Arrhythmias: Causes, Treatment, and FAA Policy 56 OUR STORIES Jazz Pilot Crosses the Atlantic to Help Boys in Need 57 THE LANDING Double Take 58 WE ARE ALPA ALPA Resources and Contact Numbers COMMENTARY 4 TAKING OFF ALPA’s Pilot-Partisan Staff 5 OUR UNION Pilots in Command 6 GUEST COMMENTARY A Bipartisan Approach to Aviation PILOT-PARTISAN AGENDA 17 BE A PILOT PARTISAN 18 FAA REAUTHOR- IZATION AND ALPA’S SAFETY AND POLICY AGENDA 21 LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY HOT TOPICS FOR 2015 24 FROM ATOP PARLIAMENT HILL 26 DISTRICT ADVOCACY: EARNING RESULTS NATIONWIDE 28 ALPA-PAC: GROWING INTO THE FUTURE 30 ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION OfficialJournaloftheAirLinePilots Association,International Air Line PilOt May2015 The PILOT-PARTISAN AGENDA 4th Edition Page 17 ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: » Virgin America Pilots Seek ALPA Representationpage 8 » Heart Health: Arrhythmias page 54 » Jazz Pilot Helps Kids in Need page 56 Follow us on Twitter @wearealpa PRINTED IN THE U.S.A.
HelpingYou LandYour DreamJob, PartIII Page 46 ALPA-PACRoll ofDistinctionPage 30 24 May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 3 26 494 active ALPA members 178 active ALPA members 2,226 active ALPA members 126 active ALPA members 7
4 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Beyond the Page Look for these icons throughout the magazine to get access to even more information, including additional content, videos, and audio clips—or to get feedback on a question. Web Address Video Link Audio Link E-mail Address “With an army of passionate pilot volunteers and staff members who truly believe in our cause, we are unrivaled.” TakingOff ALPA’s Pilot-Partisan Staff Lori Garver, General Manager Lori.Garver@alpa.org A LPApilotsaroundtheglobecomeforward onadailybasistovolunteerforourunion andadvancetheairlinepilotingprofession. Youtakeyourresponsibilitiesseriously,andyou aren’talone.ALPA’sprofessionalstaffmembersalso takeourresponsibilitiesseriously,andwegoabove andbeyondtoensurethatourunioncontinues tomakegainsforourmembers.Iwasrecentlyre- mindedofthisduringtheInternationalFederation ofAirLinePilots’AssociationsconferenceinMadrid.
Pilotgroupsandindividualpilotsfromaroundthe globerespectALPA’sleadershipandprofessionalism acrossthespectrumofourwork,fromrepresenta- tionandbargainingexpertisetoadvocatingforthe safestandmostsecurefutureforourmembers. Throughout this issue of Air Line Pilot, you’ll read about many of our legislative priorities and what we’re doing to advance them. As you know, presidential campaigns for the 2016 U.S. federal elections have begun, and likewise in Canada elec- tions are scheduled to take place later this year. So it’s more important than ever to elevate our mes- sage above the residual noise.
ALPA’s expert staff members in the Government Affairs Department are extremely valuable, as they’re on the front lines of advancing our strategy to create positive change. Our team of professionals works with decision- makers in Canada and the United States every day to advance our pilot-partisan agenda. And although they’re on the front lines, they certainly don’t go at it alone. They’re masterfully backed up by ALPA’s subject-matter experts in the Legal, Representation, Economics & Financial Analysis, and Engineering & Air Safety Depart- ments, working together to develop the most relevant and reasonable policy positions—with support from professionals in the Communica- tions Department, who help craft and refine our strategic messages under the framework adopted by ALPA’s Board of Directors.
It takes an entire team to build a foundation for success, and it’s notable to mention that ALPA’s staff team members go above and beyond their everyday jobs on behalf of pilot-partisan advocacy. You’ll see in this year’s Roll of Distinction (see page 30) that in addition to the thousands of pilot mem- bers who contributed to ALPA-PAC in 2014, ALPA’s management team also contributed, setting a new record for staff contributions with more than $12,000 in receipts to the PAC. ALPA staff members are active ambassadors for the cause, participat- ing in our pilot Calls to Action, amplifying ALPA’s messages by posting and sharing messages on their own Facebook or Twitter accounts, signing peti- tions, and encouraging others to take action.
With an army of passionate pilot volunteers and staff members who truly believe in our cause, we are unrivaled. It’s no wonder why the Air Line Pilots Association, International is the leading advocate for airline pilot issues in North American and abroad. We are ALPA.
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 5 OurUnion Pilots in Command O n paper, it seems like the system works. Once every four years, Congress takes a hard look at our aviation system and alters course as necessary. Stakeholders are polled to find consensus. Programs that are working are reinforced, and initiatives that are out of date are revised or discontinued. On paper, it’s a great system. However, the reality is that the process of reauthorizing the FAA is complicated, contentious, and unnecessarily messy.
Within Congress alone, 535 representatives and senators have their own opinions on the best course for the FAA’s future.
Layered within and on top of those opinions are the positions of the dozens of interest groups lobbying to protect and advance their individual issues. And while this is- sue of Air Line Pilot extensively covers ALPA’s con- cerns with the FAA reauthorization bill (see page 18) regarding unmanned aircraft systems, main- taining the minimum first officer requirements and fatigue rules, and secondary cockpit barriers, it’s equally important for everyone to understand the volume of voices in the room, the percentage of friends vs. foes, and that winning is only possible if our voice is the strongest and most credible.
Airlines, airports, aircraft manufacturers, small communities, general aviation, airline pilots, and many others live by the words that are included in the FAA bill. On some issues, the Air Line Pilots As- sociation, International—your union—is the only voice focused on ensuring the safe operation of our airspace. As the individuals responsible for operat- ing the airplanes, we have a unique point of view on the need to ensure that our airspace remains the safest in the world. Other voices will call for shorter time lines, reduced oversight, and fewer redundan- cies in an effort to streamline costs.
ALPA’s efforts are in the name of safety and will only support solutions that are appropriately focused. InthisfourtheditionofAirLinePilot’spilot- partisanagenda,wealsohighlightotherlegislative prioritiesforourprofession,includingourcollective fightagainstsubsidiestostate-ownedPersianGulf airlinesthatareinviolationofourOpenSkiesagree- ments(seepage23),ourpushtocurbtheAffordable CareAct’sexcisetax(seepage23),andourcontinued calltopreventtheflags-of-conveniencemodelfrom destroyingourcareersinNorthAmerica(seepage 21).WiththependingnationalelectionsinCanada, weremainnimbletoadapttothepoliticalenviron- mentaswecontinueoureffortsonlabourreporting standards,flight-andduty-timeregulations,and keepingawatchfuleyeonthebudgetprocess.
Our pilot-partisan agenda continues to be robust, as every aspect of our profession in North America is regulated by our governments, and it’s imperative that we remain fully engaged. We can’t allow ourselves to be distracted; we must push our priorities that are pending before Congress through to completion.
AsImentionedearlier,wearen’ttheonlyvoicein theroom.Andtheonlywaywe’llbesuccessfulisby engagingeverymemberofourunion.Ourcollective voiceof51,000membersgivesusanedgethatwill helpturnthepapersolutionsonCapitolHilland ParliamentHillintoasafeandsecurereality. ALPA members make all of our successes pos- sible. Your engagement is certainly commendable. ALPA-PAC now boasts more than 8,000 members and continues to set new records. In June of this year, 200 dedicated pilot advocates will volunteer their time to travel to Washington, D.C., to advance our issues before their elected representatives. I encourage all who are interested to register for and attend this year’s Legislative Summit.
More info is available at alpa.org/legislativesummit. In Canada, we’re on the verge of releasing ALPA’s newest white paper, which addresses many of our Canadian members’ challenges. We present rea- sonable, thoughtful solutions to these challenges, which include our ongoing battle with wet-leasing, foreign license validations, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The release of the white paper adds to our already healthy relationship with Canadian decision-makers and is a part of our long-term strategy to advance our pilot-partisan agenda on Parliament Hill.
We all know that the important issues facing air- line pilots and the North American airline industry require real, lasting solutions. It’s our continued re- solve to step up, lead the way, and ensure that our pilot-partisan goals leave the paper and become pilot-partisan realities. Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA President
6 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ABipartisan Approach to Aviation By Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) T heHouseCommitteeonTransportationand Infrastructurefacesaseriesofcriticalissues thisyear,includingthereauthorizationofa surfacetransportationbill,Amtrak,andtheCoast Guard.However,oneofthebiggestissuesfacing CongresswillbereauthorizingtheFAA.Thecurrent authorizationissettoexpireinlessthansixmonths, andChairmanBillShusterhasmadeithispriority tohaveatransformationalbill,sowehavealotof workaheadofus.
Safetyisalwaysthemostimportantissuewhenit comestoaviation.Weliveinthesafestperiodinair- linehistoryinNorthAmerica.Nevertheless,wecan alwaysdomoretoimproveaviationsafety—andwe mustdomore.Iintendtoincludeprovisionsinthe upcomingFAAreauthorizationtoensurethatthe FAAcontinuestosetthegoldstandardinternation- allywhenitcomestosafety,andwilllookforways tostrengthentheFAA’sabilitytoconductrobustand effectiveoversightofouraviationsystem. For example, the FAA is charting new territory in writing rules on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and I intend to ensure that UAS are inte- grated into the national airspace in a manner that doesn’t compromise the safety of pilots, airline pas- sengers, or those on the ground.
Similarly, I have long been concerned about the FAA’s oversight of foreign maintenance facilities that perform work on U.S. airlines; the FAA must ensure that any repair station, whether in the U.S. or overseas, abides by the highest safety standards. These are just two of many opportunities to improve aviation safety in the bill, and I look forward to continuing conversations with pilots and other stakeholders in the coming months.
Inadditiontoenhancingsafety,weneedto increaseinvestmentinouraviationsystem.Accord- ingtotheFAA,civilaviationgenerates$1.5trillionfor theU.S.economy,accountsfor11.8millionjobs,and contributes5.4percentofthegrossdomesticproduct. Moreover,thecriticalroleaviationplaysintheU.S. economywillcontinuetogrow.TheFAAforecasts long-termaviationgrowth,includingU.S.airlinepas- sengergrowth,overthenext20years.Ourairports arevitalgatewaysthatconnectcommunitiesacross thecountryandtravelersaroundtheglobe.Without adequateinvestmenttoaccommodatethisgrowth, thisforecastmayresultinlosteconomicopportuni- tiesandcongestionanddelays.It’scriticalthatwe investinourairportssothatthey’llbeabletoaccom- modatefutureincreasesintravel.
Justasweneedtoinvestinaviationtokeepupwith domesticgrowth,wealsoneedtoinvesttoensure thattheU.S.airlineindustrycontinuestocompete internationally.Irecentlyaskedthesecretariesofthe DepartmentsofTransportation(DOT)andStateto investigatestatesubsidiesandotherspecialfavorsbe- stoweduponthethreelargestairlinesofthePersian GulfstatesofQatarandtheUnitedArabEmirates.I’m concernedthatthoseperks,combinedwiththosecar- riers’blatantdisregardforfairlaborpractices,have createdananticompetitivesituationthatadversely affectsU.S.airlinesandtheirstakeholders,including thehundredsofthousandsofU.S.airlineemployees whodependontheindustryforstable,long-term employment.PrivilegesunderanOpenSkiesagree- mentarenotalicensetosubvertfairness,open competition,ortheprinciplesoffreemarketsandfair labor.TheU.S.governmentshouldusetoolsavailable undertheseagreementstochallengeunfairpractices andprotectAmericanjobsandbusinesses.
IintendtoensurethatourOpenSkiespolicy doesn’tallowcarrierslikeNorwegianAirInternation- althatsubvertlaborlawsandoutsourcepilotsand crewtocountrieswithlaxlaborlawstoflytotheU.S. I’mfollowingdevelopmentsinNorwegian’spending proceedingbeforetheDOTandcontinuetourgethe administrationtomaketherightdecisioninthatcase. Iwillconsiderlegislation,aswell,ifnecessary. Overthepastfewyears,Congresshasmadethings verydifficultfortheFAA.Atwo-weekpartialshut- downin2011,budgetsequestration,andashutdown oftheentiregovernmentforthreeweeksin2013have createdtremendousuncertaintyattheagencyand havepromptedcallsformajorreform.Iunderstand thefrustrationofagencyemployeesandstakeholders andamcommittedtofindingsolutions.
ChairmanShusterandIareworkingtogether, inabipartisanfashion,totacklethemanycritical issuesfacingouraviationindustry.Ilookforwardto workingwithhimandtherestofmycolleaguesto passlegislationthisyearthatwillcreateandsustain Americanjobs,driveeconomicgrowth,andbring ourtransportationsystemintothe21stcentury.To- gether,wecanlaythegroundworkforanaviation networkthatdeliversforgenerationstocome. Together, we can lay the groundwork for an aviation network that delivers for gen- erations to come. GuestC mmentary
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 7 Photo: iStockphoto.com Airline Industry News > DOMESTIC NEWS Reuters reported that on April 10 the Obama adminis- tration solicited comments from interested parties about U.S. airline’s and unions’ claims that Persian Gulf airlines have received market- distorting subsidies, marking the latest step in its review of the matter. “The U.S. govern- ment takes seriously the con- cerns raised,” the U.S. State, Commerce, and Transportation Departments said in a joint statement. The review of sub- mitted materials is expected to begin by the end of May. The FAA announced that it estimates the demand for travel on U.S.-based airlines will increase an average 2.5 percent annually, with airlines carrying 1 billion passengers by 2029.
According to U.S. Depart- ment of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics data, airlines trans- ported “an all-time high” of 848.1 million passengers to U.S. destinations in 2014, a 2.5 percent increase from 2013. The Wall Street Journal reported that FedEx Corp. has agreed to buy Dutch package-delivery company TNT Express NV for $4.8 billion. Per The Dallas Morn- ing News, the FAA granted American and US Airways a single operating certificate on April 8. TheTransportationSecurity Administrationreportedthat todatemorethan1million travelershaveenrolledinits PreCheckprogram.Thepro- gramwentintoeffectin2011.
Delta announced that it will offer trackers that will allow owners to check the temperature around their pets in the cargo area and see how their crates are positioned. The trackers will cost $50 and can be used only before and after takeoff due to FAA regulations.
> INTERNATIONAL NEWS According to The Inde- pendent, on April 13 French air traffic controllers called off a strike after a “satisfac- tory” meeting with manage- ment over working condi- tions and retirement. The SNCTA, the air traffic con- trollers union, had planned to go on strike April 16–18. The air traffic controllers conducted a work stoppage on April 8–9 that grounded approximately half the flights in French airspace. TheSidebar It’s incredible the lengths to which some will go in order to experience what we in North America or other first- world countries find to be commonplace.
In a world where modern luxuries become necessity and entitlement is too familiar, reading life experiences about those who survive (and thrive) on far less forces one to regain the important value of perspective. This month’s “Our Stories” (see page 56), vividly captured by staff writer John Perkinson, highlights a country where basic human rights are not an entitlement and “luxuries” include walking 12 miles roundtrip to go to school. F/O Dave Piitz (Jazz Aviation) is an ALPA member whose philanthropic efforts to help a group of young Ugandan boys attend school, do homework, and play soccer are nothing short of heroic.
I encourage you to read about Piitz’s experiences, why he chose the charity he wholeheartedly supports, and how his dedication to his personal cause has not waned over the years. Air Line Pilot’s “Our Stories” is the article I most look forward to reading during each production cycle. Whether it’s raising funds for wounded soldiers, an airline pilot’s story about returning to flying after a leg amputation, or having the opportunity to become a contestant on Jeopardy! or American Ninja Warrior, in each issue we attempt to capture the all-encompassing personalities, personal challenges and/or successes, and passions of the members who make up the Air Line Pilots Association, International.
If reading about F/O Piitz and his story brings to mind the life experience of a fellow airline pilot we should highlight in Air Line Pilot, please contact us at Magazine@alpa.org. To read more inspiring stories about your fellow ALPA members, go to alpa.org/ ourstories.
Namaste, Sharon B. Vereb Editor in Chief
8 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 » Airline Industry News The Flight Safety Founda- tion reported that the Interna- tional Civil Aviation Organi- zation (ICAO) has launched a prototype conflict-zone risk-information database in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. The database, accessible via ICAO’s web- site, www.icao.int, provides information on potential risks to civil aviation arising from armed conflict. The Canadian federal government announced that it has issued an interim order requiring any Canadian airline carrying passengers to have two crewmembers in the cockpit at all times.
“If you’re carrying passengers, this is going to apply to you,” said the Honourable Lisa Raitt, transport minister. She noted that the directive requires two crewmembers—not necessar- ily both licensed pilots—to be on the flight deck at all times. TheHongKonggovernment hasapprovedathirdrunway atHongKongInternational Airportinordertomeetsurging growthinpassengersandair cargo,reportedUSAToday. Officialssaidtheprojectwill beginin2016andcost$18.2 billion.Approximately1,600 acresoflandwillbereclaimed fromtheseafortherunway andanewpassengerbuilding. Constructionisexpectedtobe completedby2023.
According to Reuters, inlate MarchAirbusGroupsoldanad- ditional17.5percentstakein businessandfighterjetmaker DassaultAviationasitcuts tieswiththecompany. After the sale of nearly 1.61 million shares that raised $1.80 billion, Airbus’s stake in the company will drop from 42 percent to 24.6 percent. Airbus said the proceeds would be used for general corporate purposes. Front Lines \ \ ALPAPetitions NMBtoConduct Representation ElectionforVirgin AmericaPilots “Today I had the privilege of petitioning the National Mediation Board (NMB) to conduct a representation election for the Virgin Ameri- ca pilots.
In less than 45 days, an overwhelming majority of Virgin America pilots signed authorization cards seeking a representation election,” said Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA’s • One-time application of our Global SIM Sticker. • Save up to 85% on roaming rates. SPECIAL OFFER: Only $15 USD for Air Line Pilot readers. Buy at www.knowroaming.com/airlines and use code AIRLINEPILOT15 ROAM WITHOUT FEAR $29.99 USD
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 9 president, on April 16. “While Virgin America pilots work for a great company, cur- rently they can’t negotiate a legally enforceable collective bargaining agreement. Unlike ALPA members, they have no representation and work un- der company policies that can change daily. And they don’t have the unmatched profes- sional resources, services, and benefits that only ALPA can provide. “ALPA is proud to support their efforts to gain a stronger voice with their company. Adding more than 600 pilot voices to our own in Wash- ington, D.C., and Ottawa will make ALPA even stronger.
“We’re eager to help the Virgin America pilots negoti- ate a contract that provides the improvements and secu- rity they seek and comple- ments our own bargaining ob- jectives at ALPA pilot groups, and to add their voices on advocacy issues that affect all pilots in the United States and Canada.
“I will keep you informed as the NMB election process continues. This is a major step forward for Virgin America pilots and a great day for all pilots working together to strengthen our profession,” concluded Canoll. \ \ CourtRulingAffirms CongressMustActto ReformEx-ImBank As the June 30 deadline nears for the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a recent U.S. District Court rul- ing affirms ALPA’s long-held position that Congress must ensure that the bank’s financ- ing practices don’t harm the U.S. airline industry or its workers.
In the ruling, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia stated that in the upcoming reauthorization process, “Congress will have another opportunity to clearly communicate to all interested parties what role it wants the bank to play in financing aircraft transactions.” The decision was in response to an April 3, 2013, joint filing by ALPA, Delta, and Hawaiian that challenged the bank's financing of Boeing airplanes for Emirates, Etihad, Korean, LATAM, and LOT.
While the U.S. District Court did not rule in ALPA’s favor in either this case or in a second ruling made the same day with respect to a challenge to the bank's new economic im- pact procedures, its decision confirms the essential need for Congress to act to reform the bank's financing practices. As part of ALPA’s effort to defend a fair marketplace, the union has pressed the Ex-Im Bank to end its practice of fi- nancing widebody aircraft for state-owned, state-supported, and creditworthy foreign airlines. The bank’s support can result in a $20 million per airplane financing cost sav- ings advantage for an airline.
While U.S. airlines are not eligible to receive Ex-Im Bank financing, foreign airlines can use bank-financed airplanes to compete directly with U.S. airlines and their workers on international routes. In 2012, Congress directed the U.S. Treasury Department to negotiate with the Euro- pean Union to end widebody aircraft financing. ALPA urges Congress to capitalize on the bank’s reauthorization by seeking a full accounting of that action to ensure that the bank uses proper economic modeling to analyze the po- tential harm to U.S. industry and employees caused by its aircraft financing. ALPA generally supports the bank’s mission, but some of its widebody aircraft financing decisions are harm- ing the U.S.
airline industry and threatening workers’ jobs. The upcoming reauthori- zation presents Congress with a key opportunity to restore a fair marketplace for U.S. air- line industry workers through targeted, pragmatic reforms. \ \ ALPATellsCongress IntegrationofUASMust NotCompromiseSafety “ALPA recognizes the societal and economic benefits of employing this technology to perform a wide variety of tasks more efficiently, in a more environmentally responsible manner, and po- tentially more safely than the same task performed with conventional aircraft. Howev- er, it is vitally important that the pressure to capitalize on the technology not lead to an incomplete safety analysis of the aircraft and operations,” said Capt.
Tim Canoll, ALPA’s president, on March 24 after submitting official comments for the U.S. Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and RegisterNowforALPA’s2015 LegislativeSummit Join ALPA’s Government Affairs Department for the third annual Legislative Summit on June 2–3 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The two-day summit provides ALPA pilots an opportunity to enhance their advocacy and PAC leadership skills through hands-on training. Day one will feature legislative briefings, workshops, guest speakers, and a Capitol Hill reception with members of Congress and staff. On the final day, participants will apply their training in meetings with representatives and senators on a relevant pilot-partisan legislative issue. Space is limited, so go to the members-only homepage of alpa.org and register today. � FedExExpressElectsMECOfficers On April 23, the FedEx Express Master Executive Council elect- ed these officers for the terms beginning July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017: Capt.
Chuck Dyer, chairman; Capt. John Cardaci, vice chairman; and F/O Rich Zins, secretary-treasurer.
10 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 » Front Lines Security hearing on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). “The uniqueness of UAS operations has revealed many safety and technological challenges to be addressed before integration in order to maintain the current level of safety for the national air- space system, its users, and the traveling public. Congress should work and coordinate with industry stakeholders to ensure that UAS aircraft and operations are integrated safely,” Canoll said. “Until the FAA transmits comprehensive solutions, our overarching position is that unmanned or remotely piloted aircraft should not be allowed unrestricted access to conduct flight operations unless they meet all of the high standards currently required for every other airspace user.” \ \ CourtDismisses Jamisonv.ALPA On March 31, the federal court in Atlanta dismissed a lawsuit brought against ALPA by 120 former AirTran pilots.
The suit, known as Jamison v. ALPA, alleged that ALPA violated its duty of fair representation in connection with negotia- tions involving the merger of AirTran and Southwest; specifically, that the AirTran Master Executive Council (MEC) acted improperly by rejecting several early proposals for integrating the AirTran and Southwest pilot seniority lists. The court granted ALPA’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the case. The court concluded that no reasonable jury could accept the plaintiffs’ claims. The court recognized that the AirTran MEC was called upon to exercise its judgment in difficult circumstances and concluded that the MEC’s actions were completely reasonable.
\ \ LaserSafetyMoves AnotherStepForward On March 15, ALPA pilots joined Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) at a press conference as he called on the Food and Drug Administration to ban the sale of high-powered green laser pointers to the public. Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA’s president, said, “ALPA will continue its efforts and work alongside Sen. Schumer, law enforcement, the airline industry, and others to raise awareness and reduce occur- rences of this federal crime.” After Schumer argued his case about the dangers these devices pose when pointed into the cockpit of an aircraft, F/O Adam Chronas (Envoy Air), F/O Dan Genzale (Envoy Air), F/O David Hornblower (JetBlue), and Capt.
Gabriel Rubin (JetBlue) spoke on be- half of themselves and fellow pilots who have been lasered in flight.
\ \ ALPATakesPartin NTSBDiscussionon Distractions On March 31, ALPA safety representatives attended a roundtable discussion on the dangers of distraction that the NTSB hosted. Repre- sentatives from all forms of transportation, academia, law enforcement, and others discussed how humans be- come distracted, specific hazards pertinent to transportation, and strategies for combating distraction. ALPA was invited to share infor- mation about how airline pilots face distractions and how those distractions are mitigated. ALPA representa- tives emphasized the value of training, discipline, proce- dures intended to eliminate distraction, and professional- ism as means to understand the nature of the threat and take action to address it.
\ \ ALPAParticipatesin NationalTraining AircraftSymposium Each year, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) hosts the National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) to bring together stakeholders who have an interest in furthering effi- ciency and effectiveness of pilot training in a formal train- ing, education, and academy environment. The 2015 NTAS took place March 15–17 in Daytona Beach, Fla., at the ERAU campus.
Members of ALPA’s Educa- tion Committee, Air Safety Organization, and Engineer- ing & Air Safety Department attended the event and took part in discussions. The subject of the first day was the ADS-B “Out” mandate that takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, and how that requirement will affect general aviation aircraft owners and operators. The second and final day’s discussions addressed the challenges and successes of the new certification training program course required to obtain an ATP with a multi- engine class rating, as well as pilot supply issues.
\ \ ColombianPilots FightforTheirUnion In Bogota, Colombia, ALPA recently joined Colombian pilots represented by the Asociación Colombiana de Aviadores Civiles (ACDAC) to support the pilots in their quest to ensure that their union survives.
Often working in threatening environments, these pilots continue to fight to protect their bargaining rights. “We congratulate these union members in their heroic efforts to protect the piloting profession,” said Capt. Alfredo Suarez (United), representing ALPA. “The ACDAC members’ steadfast determination is an inspira- tion to us, and ALPA, Interna- tional will continue to support their efforts.” In the past, the Association and the AFL-CIO have raised concerns with the U.S. Departments of State and Transportation about anti- union practices in Colombia. From left to right, F/O Chronas, Capt.
Rubin, Sen. Schumer, F/O Hornblower, and F/O Genzale.
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 11 Pilot leaders from aviation organizations worldwide attended the event, including representatives from ALPA, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations, Federación Sindical de Pilotos de Latino América, Asociación Sindical de Pilotos Aviadores de Mexico, and others. \ \ NewResources AvailableforFee-for- DeparturePilots ALPA’s National Fee-for- Departure Committee has launched a new website, ffd.alpa.org, with resources designed specifically to help the Association’s fee-for- departure members advance in their careers (see “CRM for Your Career,” page 46).
Get information on airline hiring and qualifications and even fill out an application online on the Career Progression page. The committee will continue to expand the site, so contact Capt. Paul Ryder (ExpressJet), the committee’s chairman, at Paul.Ryder@ alpa.org with suggestions regarding site content. Your feedback will help ALPA build better resources for you.
\ \ NextGen:Success ThroughCollaboration The National Air Traffic Controllers Association has released a new issue of NextGen Now with updates on efforts to modernize the U.S. national airspace system with safe and effective new equip- ment and procedures. The latest issue includes updates on specific initiatives as well as an industry perspective from Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA’s president, on page 30. To read NextGen Now, scan the QR code and join the conversation on social media with #Next- GenNowUS and #FlyNextGen. \ \ FinancialPlanningfor YourFuture—AreYou OnCourse?
As chairman of ALPA’s National Retirement & Insurance (R&I) Committee, I understand the need for comprehensive financial ser- vices that fit a pilot’s unique lifestyle.
That’s why ALPA selected Charles Schwab as its preferred provider in 2009 to offer investment op- portunities that make sense for airline pilots. ALPA recently asked Walt Bettinger, the president and CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, what issues pilots should take into consideration when planning for their finan- cial future. Please read “Q&A with Charles Schwab’s Walt Bettinger,” page 48, to learn what he had to say. Then take a moment to think about your personal financial goals and what it will take to help you achieve them.—F/OKenBinder (FedExExpress),Chairman, NationalR&ICommittee \ \ FedExExpressMEC HostsFamilyAwareness EventsinSeattleand Washington,D.C.
As the FedEx Express pilots continue their efforts to achieve a new contract, they also continue to host Family Awareness events throughout the country, most recently in Seattle, Wash., and the Wash- ington, D.C., area. These events give pilots and their families an opportunity to discuss cur- rent events with Master Execu- tive Council (MEC) officers and representatives.
On March 29, pilots and their families gathered at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Washington state to enjoy the museum’s displays and interactive exhibits, Strato Deck for airfield view- ing, and simulator rides. Pilots and their families discussed current events with MEC representatives during lunch, followed by a tour of the Boe- ing plant. On April 12, D.C.-area pilots and their families gathered at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Following lunch with MEC representatives, pilots and family members toured hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft on display, viewed aircraft flying in and out of Washington Dulles Interna- tional Airport from the obser- vation tower, and watched restoration specialists at work.
“The purpose of these events is twofold,” said Capt. Scott Stratton, the pilots’ MEC chairman. “First, these events allow us face-to-face interac- tion with our pilots and their families and an opportunity Colombian pilots union hosts a meeting in Bogota. FedEx Express pilots and families attend a Family Awareness event at the Udvar-Hazy Center.
12 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 » Front Lines to answer questions they may have while we are in me- diation with the company re- garding contract negotiations. Second, it’s a small gesture of our gratitude for our pilots and families continuing to stay engaged and supportive while we see this contract to an end.” \ \ TSB’sBearskin311 InvestigationReport HighlightsImportance OfPilotTraining On April 14, the Transporta- tion Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report on Bearskin Airlines Flight 311, making it clear that multiple factors were responsible for the Nov. 10, 2013, accident.
“Our sympathies go out to all those affected by this tragic accident,” said Capt.
Tim Canoll, ALPA’s presi- dent. “It is incumbent on all of us to take these lessons learned and implement changes to prevent similar accidents in the future. We look forward to continuing to work cooperatively and closely with the minister of transport, other government officials, and airline industry representatives to address the safety issues identified in this accident.” ALPA praised the TSB’s in-depth analysis of the com- plex technical factors that led to this accident and is encouraged by the changes identified in the final report, which Bearskin and Transport Canada are implementing.
“As reaffirmed by the TSB’s report, pilots must be given the system knowl- edge, tools, and skills to be able to respond to unexpect- ed, abnormal, and poten- tially hazardous situations,” said Capt. Dan Adamus (Jazz Aviation), ALPA Canada Board president. For decades, ALPA has advocated for improved airplane design that would provide flight crews with a clear signal of any malfunc- tion, which was not the case in this accident.
\ \ FedEx Express Joins KCM; BOI and OMA Become Operational FedEx Express pilots became eligible to use the Known Crewmember (KCM) pro- gram on March 31. KCM now has 50 participating airlines. In other KCM news, Boise Airport (BOI) and Eppley Airfield (OMA) were recently added to the list of airports that have KCM access points. The ALPA-cosponsored se- curity program has now pro- cessed more than 30 million enhanced security screen- ings of flightcrew members since it began in 2011. For the latest informa- tion about KCM, visit www. knowncrewmember.org or In Memoriam “To fly west, my friend, is a flight we all must take for a final check.”—Author unknown 2011 Capt.
Roger C. Anderson United August 2012 Capt. Gaylord A. Wynters Flying Tigers October 2014 Capt. Robert J. Kehoe TWA November S/O Edward F. Klappert TWA November Capt. Wayne A. Danielsen Eastern December Capt. Arthur D. Del Nero FlyingTigers December 2015 Capt. William A. Fife United January Capt. M.D. King Pan American January Capt. Thomas Morgan United January Capt. Edward G. Steiner FedEx Express January Capt. D.E. Bergeron Eastern February Capt. A.J. Ciciora United February Capt. J.A. Edelen, Jr. United February Capt. H.C. Heintz United February Capt. David J. Parrish United February Capt.
Robert W. Stamm Midway February Capt. Merrill D.
Wetherington United February Capt. David T. Allen Midway March Capt. Lewis S. Baldwin Eastern March Capt. Howard V. Bayne Flying Tigers March Capt. J.A. Benson Delta March Capt. Robert W. Cornell United March Capt. William C. Ellis Delta March Capt. Glenn D. Evans Delta March Capt. Bernard G. Fairbank US Airways March Capt. Arvel W. Haney Delta March Capt. Leslie C. Jacobs Delta March Capt. P.G. Jahn Eastern March Capt. Larry. B. Jividen United March Capt. J.D. Johnson Flying Tigers March Capt. Archibald J. Kingsley United March Capt. Richard L. Latterell Northwest March S/O John W. Locke FedEx Express March Capt.
Fred A. Manderioli US Airways March Capt. Donald A. Miller Northwest March Capt. Wesley H. Pate Eastern March Capt. Todd D. Perry Delta March Capt. Mario J. Peruzzi Delta March Capt. Hugh M. Pierce Eastern March Capt. H.P. Scott Eastern March Capt. Edward P. Smith Delta March Capt. William Sorbie, Jr. US Airways March Capt. Kennon B. Sorgenfrei Northwest March Capt. John C. “Jay” Steed Delta March F/O Kevin A. Tarrant United March Capt. Richard C. Zimmer Alaska March Capt. Raymond B. Brice United April Capt. Bruce W. Oswald Flying Tigers/ April FedEx Express CompiledfrominformationprovidedbyALPA’s MembershipAdministrationDepartment Solution to this month’s ALPA sudoku on page 58.
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May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 13 use the KCM tab on the ALPA smartphone app. \ \ Give Your Teen a Summer to Remember Do you want your teen to travel abroad, learn about a new culture, further his or her foreign-language skills, and have the experience of a lifetime? International Youth Exchange (IYE), an innovative and affordable program, can make that happen. The pro- gram has matched more than 5,500 teens of airline families during the past 21 years. IYE connects teenagers, ages 14– 19, with similarly aged youths in other countries. They spend two weeks in each other’s homes, usually over summer break.
Many times the ex- change results in lifelong friendship.
IYE has matched teens in a wide range of countries, including Australia (limited exchanges), Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, South Af- rica, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S. To learn more about IYE, visit www.intlyouth.org or contact Camille Wheeler, a retired Delta Air Lines staff member, at cwheeler@ intlyouth.org. ALPA Negotiations Update The following is a summary of the status of ALPA contract negotiations by airline as of April 10. Air Transat—A notice to bargain was filed on Dec. 30, 2014. Ne- gotiations continue May 5–7 and 21–22; June 3–4, 9, and 16–18; and July 7–9.
Air Transport International—A Section 6 notice was received on Dec. 5, 2014. Negotiations are under way. Air Wisconsin—A Section 6 notice was filed on Oct. 1, 2010. Air Wis- consin filed for mediation on June 17, 2013. Mediation continues June 23–25. Atlantic Southeast—A Section 6 notice was filed on May 20, 2010. A joint Atlantic Southeast/Express- Jet Section 6 notice was filed on March 28, 2011. The pilots rejected a tentative agreement on Jan. 14, 2014. An application for joint me- diation was filed on Feb. 12, 2014. Mediation is under way.
CanadianNorth—A notice to bargain was filed on Sept.
2, 2014. On April 20, the pilots overwhelmingly ratified a two-year contract. Delta—A Section6noticewasfiledon April6. Negotiations areunderway. ExpressJet—A Section 6 notice was filed on May 20, 2010. A joint At- lantic Southeast/ExpressJet Section 6 notice was filed on March 28, 2011. The pilots rejected a tenta- tive agreement on Jan. 14, 2014. An application for joint mediation was filed on Feb. 12, 2014. Media- tion is under way. FedEx Express—A Section 6 notice was filed on Jan. 22, 2013. On Sept. 15, 2014, the FedEx Master Executive Council and manage- ment reached tentative agree- ments on 20 of 31 sections of the collective bargaining agreement.
On Oct. 31, 2014, the company filed an application for mediation. Remaining sections include work rules, retirement, insurance, train- ing, compensation, and duration. Mediation continues.
Hawaiian—A Section 6 notice was filed on Feb. 17, 2015. Negotia- tions continue May 6–8. JetBlue—A Section 6 notice was filed on March 2, 2015. Negotia- tions continue May 4–8. Mesa—A Section 6 notice was filed on Sept. 10, 2010. Negotiations continue May 12–14. SunCountry—A Section 6 notice was sent on Feb. 23, 2010. Sun Country filed for mediation on May 9, 2012. Mediation is under way. New ALPA Reps As of April 10, the Election Ballot and Certification Board certified election results for the following local councils: • Delta 54 F/O Roger Good- win, Secretary-Treasurer • Endeavor Air 128 Capt.
Lino Rojas, Chairman (Capt. Rep) • Endeavor Air 128 F/O Jeffrey Wolf, Vice Chairman (F/O Rep) • Endeavor Air 157 Capt. David Maynarich, Chairman (Capt. Rep) • Endeavor Air 157 F/O James Johnson, Vice Chair- man (F/O Rep) • FedEx Express 500 Capt. John Walsh, Chairman (Seniority Block #14 Rep) • FedEx Express 500 Capt. Daniel Colwell, Vice Chairman • FedEx Express 500 F/O Roger (Andy) Anderson, Secretary-Treasurer � Capt.RayBrice,ALPASafetyStalwart,FliesWest Capt. Ray Brice (United, Ret.) passed away on April 11. Recipient of ALPA’s Air Safety Award, the Association’s highest honor for a line pilot volunteer for avia- tion safety work, Brice was a pillar of the United pilot group’s Central Air Safety Committee (CASC) and the Association’s national air safety structure.
From January 1996 through June 2002, Brice was chairman of United’s Master Executive Council (MEC) CASC. He received ALPA’s Air Safety Award for 1999 for his “significant contributions to flight safety while representing the best interests of airline pilots.” A pilot who began his long career with United as a mechanic, Brice was renowned as a great facilitator with su- perb people skills. He was able to bring together all of the parties involved in a safety issue—pilots, management, main- tenance, flight attendants, dispatchers, and the FAA—and get them to sit down together and talk to each other.
He was well respected throughout United and the rest of the airline industry. Capt. Bob Sisk, the current United MEC CASC chairman, observed, “Ray was one of the most, if not the most, progressive CASC chairmen we’ve ever had. Many of the current vital facets of our aviation safety program, such as FOQA, ASAP, and FSIs, were implemented under his leadership. He set the bar high for those of us who follow in his footsteps.” OnInvesting To read the latest issue of On Investing from Charles Schwab, go to www.schwab.com/oninvesting. It’s an added benefit for members through ALPA’s partnership with Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., as the Association’s preferred financial services provider.
14 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 » Market Stats 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 - (500) Thousands Annual Change in Total Scheduled Seats Between the Persian Gulf and North America 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ■ Persian Gulf Carriers ■ U.S. Carriers Capacity T he big three Persian Gulf airlines’ capacity to North America has grown dramatically over the past five years. Meanwhile, U.S. airlines have seen their capacity decline during the same time frame. The chart shows that Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar have increased their total number of seats between the Persian Gulf and North America by 180 percent in the last five years.
U.S. carriers have seen their seats dwindle by 27 percent.
This capacity growth is expected to continue, as Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar have a significant number of airplanes on order. Such growth would be accept- able if the economic output of the region mirrored the number of airplanes on order. However, this has not been the case recently. U.S. economic output has averaged 2.3 percent for the past five years, while the gross domestic product in the United Arab Emirates has averaged 4.3 percent. This is significantly less than the 23 percent annual increase in capac- ity these Persian Gulf carriers have been adding.
MARKETWATCH AIRLINES PARENT COMPANY STOCK SYMBOL 3/31/14 3/31/15 % CHG.
JetBlue JetBlue Airways Corporation NASDAQ: JBLU $8.69 $19.25 121.5% Jazz Aviation Chorus Aviation TSX: CHR.B $3.75 $5.99 59.7% Hawaiian Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. NASDAQ: HA $13.96 $22.03 57.8% United United Continental Holdings, Inc. NYSE: UAL $44.63 $67.25 50.7% Envoy Air, Piedmont, PSA American Airlines Group, Inc. NASDAQ: AAL $36.60 $52.78 44.2% Alaska Alaska Air Group, Inc. NYSE: ALK $46.30 $66.18 42.9% Spirit Spirit Airlines, Inc. NASDAQ: SAVE $59.40 $77.36 30.2% Delta, Endeavor Air Delta Air Lines NYSE: DAL $34.65 $44.96 29.8% FedEx Express FedEx Corporation1 NYSE: FDX $132.56 $165.45 24.8% Air Transport International Air Transport Services Group, Inc.
NASDAQ: ATSG $7.85 $9.22 17.5% Atlantic Southeast, ExpressJet SkyWest, Inc.2 NASDAQ: SKYW $12.76 $14.61 14.5% Bearskin, Calm Air Exchange Income Corporation TSX: EIF $20.53 $21.35 4.0% Air Transat Transat A.T., Inc. TSX: TRZ.B $8.10 $6.17 -23.8% 1 FedEx Corporation announced a $0.20 dividend on March 9, 2015. 2 SkyWest announced a $0.04 dividend on March 27, 2015. SOURCE: OAG. Persian Gulf airlines are Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar. U.S. airlines include American, Continental, Delta, United, and US Airways.
Photo: “TheU.S.inventedaviation, andwehavetheworld’s safestsystem.Weneed tocontinuetoleadby example.Wemustcontinue tomodernizeandmake thesystemmoreefficient whilekeepingsafety asourtoppriority.Our [nationalairspacesystem] istoovaluabletocontinue downthispathofunstable funding.” —wrote Paul Rinaldi, National Air Traffic Controllers Association president, in NATCA’s NextGen Now, Volume 1, Issue 3 “[W]e are now well into the 21st century; however, many of our systems and regulatory platforms are for a 20th century world. Now is the time for Congress, stakeholders, and the community to work together to do something big, to ensure that our leadership in aviation is maintained.” —testified Rep.
Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, during the March 3 hearing “Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization: Enabling a 21st Century Aviation System” » On the Record The quotes on this page are compiled from congressional testimony, speeches, news clips, and other public documents. ALPA does not necessarily endorse these views but rather is informing members of recent statements by significant industry stakeholders. “There’s no question U.S. carriers can compete against any airline in the world, but we can’t be expected to compete against foreign governments and their bottomless resources.” —remarked Doug Parker, American Airlines CEO, during the U.S.
Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 14th Annual Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C. “We cannot allow air carriers based in certain Gulf states to collect billions in subsidies from their home governments to undercut U.S. aviation and our country’s vital standards for workers’ rights. We welcome and encourage competition, but these massive subsidies distort the world market and tilt the playing field so drastically against us we have no choice but to come together to defend our jobs.” —commented Sara Nelson, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA president, on March 19 in announc- ing that the union has joined the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies in its efforts to ensure that U.S.-based airlines are allowed to compete on a level global playing field May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 15
»SharingOurSuccess JETBLUE NAMED TOP 25 PLACE TO WORK IN FORBES ‘AMERICA’S BEST EMPLOYERS 2015’ LIST JetBlue Airways announced it has been named by Forbes as one of the top 25 places to work in the magazine’s “America’s Best Employers 2015” list. The ranking honors employers based on an independent survey asking how likely individuals would be to recommend their employer, and other employers in their industry, to some- one else. JetBlue ranked No. 19 across all cat- egories of more than 500 employers. “We aspire to give our crewmembers the same JetBlue experience that they work so hard to deliver to our custom- ers,” said Mike Elliott, JetBlue’s execu- tive vice president of people.
“When customers tell me they love JetBlue, I know that’s a result of our crewmem- bers showing our customers every day how much they love what they do. This recognition from Forbes is a tribute to our crewmembers who live our mission, embody our core values, and make JetBlue a great place to work.” PIEDMONT WILL HELP EMPLOYEES BECOME PILOTS Piedmont Airlines will pay qualified employees to build pilot flight hours in a new program called “Piedmont Flyers.” The company has announced that any Piedmont employee within 300 hours of the minimum FAA require- ments for airline pilots can interview for a spot in the Piedmont Flyers program.
If accepted, he or she will be given a conditional offer of employ- ment as a first officer, and Piedmont will assist financially with his or her remaining flight hours.
“We have great employees, and we want them to stay and fly with us after they build up enough hours,” said Michelle Foose, vice president of human resources. “If we can help them get those hours more quickly by pay- ing for it, it’s really a win for everyone involved.” Piedmont will reimburse Flyers’ participants up to $130 for every flight hour accrued up to 300 hours. Flyers have one year to complete the hours. Flyers will be asked to work as a Piedmont pilot one year for every 100 hours of reimbursed flight time. HAWAIIAN AIRLINES IS 85.5 PERCENT ON-TIME IN JANUARY WITH FEWEST CANCELLATIONS The consistent leader in schedule reli- ability among U.S.
airlines, Hawaiian Airlines ranked among the best in the industry for on-time performance and fewest flight cancellations in January, as reported today by the U.S. Depart- ment of Transportation.
Hawaii’s largest and longest-serving airline averaged an 85.5 percent on- time performance rating for the month of January, earning the second ranking among all U.S. carriers. Hawaiian Air- lines also ranked first in fewest flight cancellations for the month of Janu- ary with 0.4 percent, representing 26 cancellations out of 6,440 flights. ALASKA AIR GROUP MAKES LIST OF TOP 100 ‘BEST EMPLOYERS’ Forbes has ranked Alaska Air Group in the Top 100 in its annual “best employer” list, which ranks 500 U.S. companies based on a survey of Ameri- can workers. Air Group, the parent com- pany for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, was ranked 93.
“We’re thrilled to not only have made Forbes’ list for the first time, but also to have been ranked in the Top 100 list of best employers,” said Tammy Young, vice president of human resources for Alaska Airlines. “Alaska and Horizon have a reputation for valuing our employees, and the Forbes list shows that.” The Forbes survey is based on a survey of 20,000 American workers who were asked how likely they would be to recommend their employer to someone else, and whether they would recommend other employers in their industry.
SHARING OUR SUCCESS Highlighting ALPA pilots’ commitment to flying for successful companies, the following is “good news” from our pilots’ airlines. To read these articles in their entirety, go to alpa.org/success. 16 » Air Line Pilot March 2015
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 17 Photo: Be a PilotPartisan D emocracies have an inherent strength: They rely on informed participation of the citizens they represent. That strength is also democ- racies’ greatest vulnerability. If the members of the body politic abdicate their responsibility to keep themselves informed about the issues of the day, to exercise their freedoms bought in blood (including the freedom to vote for their representatives), and to let their elected representatives know their views, the democracy will not long survive.
When you are the pilot monitoring, you do not, and would not, fail to keep a watchful eye on, and ear attuned to, the prog- ress of your flight. Don’t be a bystander silently observing the arc of your career and your profession; join your fellow pilots in pursuing ALPA’s pilot-partisan agenda.
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18 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 FAA Reauthorization and ALPA’s Safety and Policy Agenda By ALPA Staff T he 2015 reauthorization of the FAA will be a catalyst for many ALPA policy priorities. In September 2015, the current FAA authorization bill expires. Work is under way to craft a bill that both houses of Congress will pass and that the president will sign into law. This is no easy feat in today’s political environment, but ALPA’s top priority is that this legislation is completed on time and without the extraneous measures that delayed the last bill’s passage for more than two years and necessitated 23 extensions.
Over the last year, ALPA has focused on working with stakeholders and U.S. government decision-makers to promote a framework for the FAA to continue operating without interruption. ALPA’s goal is to support legislation that pro- vides the agency with dedicated, stable funding that will enable it to both fulfill its safety mandate and move forward on safety and system efficiency and mod- ernization programs, such as NextGen. AIR TRAFFIC SYSTEM GOVERNANCE AND THE DEBATE OVER CORPORATIZATION Leaders in Congress have called for “transformational” reform of the FAA, and debate about the future of the structure and governance of the U.S.
ATC system has begun in earnest. Late last year, ALPA testified before Congress on FAA modernization and outlined its posi- tion regarding structural and governance changes to the FAA regarding the ATC system.
ALPA outlined the necessary com- ponents should there be any changes, including long-term, stable FAA funding and protections for current FAA employ- ees who could be affected by a change. ALPA will insist on holding a position on any new governance board. Any con- structive debate about a more effective means to provide stable, dedicated, and long-term funding to support the ATC system in an equitable way while main- taining safety may be warranted. Regarding the airline industry’s tax and fee structure, it’s no secret that U.S. airlines are overburdened with onerous taxes, leading all other industries with 17 unique federal taxes and fees.
In addition to the competitive disadvantage this un- fair tax burden causes U.S. airlines in the international marketplace, the revenue generated from these government- imposed taxes is not used entirely on avi- ation infrastructure, safety, and security. If the FAA reauthorization bill includes any wholesale structural changes that af- fect the ATC system, the Association will push for reforms in a number of areas, including a fee structure that insures that all fees are used to benefit aviation infrastructure, safety, and security. PLAYING DEFENSE: PROTECTING SAFETY AT ALL COSTS The Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» FAA Reauthorization
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 19 of 2010 significantly improved aviation safety. In conjunction with the current FAA reauthorization, ALPA’s Govern- ment Affairs and Engineering & Air Safety Departments have been working to protect critical safety enhancements, such as science-based flight- and duty-time rules and pilot training and qualifica- tion regulations—including minimum requirements for pilots flying under FAR 121 operations—from being rolled back. Any reauthorization legislation must not weaken current safety standards or impede the development of future safety regulations.
UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS Regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), ALPA is adamant that their opera- tion must not introduce any risk that would negatively affect the incredible safety record of the U.S.
airline industry. ALPA has communicated to Congress that it supports the safe integration of UAS into the U.S. national airspace sys- tem (NAS) and recognizes the potential commercial benefits this technology presents. However, the government must not allow pressure to rapidly integrate UAS into the NAS to rush a process that must be solely focused on safety. Safety and technology standards must be in place before a UAS can occupy the same airspace as manned aircraft or operate in areas where UAS might inadvertently stray into airspace occupied by airliners. SCIENCE-BASED FATIGUE RULES FOR CARGO OPERATIONS ALPA has long called for parity with respect to fatigue rules for cargo and pas- senger operations.
In previous legislation, Congress supported language to require the same flight-time, duty-time, and rest standards for cargo and passenger opera- tions. The next FAA reauthorization bill gives Congress an opportunity to address this issue by simply requiring the FAA to develop and implement science-based flight- and duty-time regulations for car- go operations. Cargo pilots fly the same types of aircraft, on the same routes, through the same airspace, and into the same airports as pilots who fly passen- gers. Science-based rules are needed that address fatigue risk for all operations, not just those for passenger airlines.
SECONDARY COCKPIT BARRIERS The downing of four airliners and the loss of nearly 3,000 lives on 9/11 was attributed, in part, to inadequate cockpit protection. Shortly after 9/11, Congress and the FAA required that hardened cockpit doors be installed on passenger airliners. Although the requirement heightened security, it didn’t take into full consideration that the cockpit door must be opened during flight to provide for pilots’ physiological needs and for operational necessity related to safety. In response, some airlines have installed lightweight, inexpensive secondary cockpit cockpit barriers.
Unfortunately, the airline industry’s commitment to vol- untarily deploying secondary barriers has waned in recent years. ALPA is advocating that the FAA reauthorization bill require secondary barriers on airliners, and the Association supports H.R. 911/S. 911. SAFE CARRIAGE OF LITHIUM BATTERIES For many years, ALPA has been at the forefront of improvements to safely transport lithium batteries as cargo by air. The last FAA reauthorization legisla- tion included provisions to encourage harmonizing U.S. regulations with inter- national standards regarding carrying lithium batteries on aircraft.
However, the international standards fall short, and the U.S. Department of Transporta- tion (DOT) must do more. In the short term, ALPA urges Congress to recognize that lithium batteries contributed to the UPS accident in Dubai in 2010 as the United Arab Emirates government did in its official accident report that the Gen- eral Civil Aviation Authority released. The Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act of 2010 significantly improved aviation safety. In conjunction with the current FAA reauthorization, ALPA’s Government Affairs and Engineering & Air Safety Departments have been working to protect cricital safety enhancements...from being rolled back.
20 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Doing so will enable the DOT to institute further necessary safety improvements regarding the transport of lithium bat- teries as cargo. HIMS The Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS), an industrywide pro- gram in which airlines, pilot unions, and the FAA work together to preserve careers and further aviation safety, needs congressional authorization. This substance-abuse treatment program, developed specifically for airline pilots, coordinates the identification, assess- ment, treatment, and medical recerti- fication of pilots in need of such help. The program has been federally funded through the FAA’s Office of Aerospace Medicine and typically is appropriated in three-year cycles.
However, without congressional authorization, the pro- gram regularly faces elimination due to complicated and political maneuvering during congressional budgeting cycles. PILOT-IN-COMMAND AUTHORITY By regulation, but not by statute, FAR 91.3 establishes that the pilot in command of an airplane is the final authority regard- ing the safe operation of that aircraft. This regulation has been in place for decades, yet some airline managements occasionally threaten to or do initiate pu- nitive action against a pilot who makes a decision based on the safety interest of the operation versus the operational interest of the airline.
Congress, as the oversight entity that enables the FAA to perform its safety mission, should rein- force the regulation by adding a state- ment that reaffirms FAR 91.3. STRENGTHENING SAFETY REPORTING PROGRAMS Voluntary safety reporting programs such as Flight Operations Quality Assur- ance (FOQA), the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), and the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program are important, col- laborative tools that enhance aviation safety through analysis of voluntarily reported safety events and discrepan- cies, helping to prevent accidents and incidents.
The safety benefit of ASAP programs and voluntarily submitted aviation safety information can be improved and increased by automatic acceptance of ASAP reports into the pro- gram until the program Event Review Committee (ERC) can meet and review the reports. The ERC could potentially exclude a report from the program if it meets one of the exclusionary criteria. Currently, weeks may pass between ERC meetings to review reports, which could delay implementing safety enhance- ments. Reports should be automatically accepted, and ALPA is advocating this change in the FAA reauthorization legislation.
Under an automatic ac- ceptance scenario, a report could be excluded when the ERC convenes and the report is determined to meet one of the five established exclusionary criteria, but until then the safety benefit would immediately be realized. Several ASAP programs already have automatic acceptance protocols built into their programs. This model should be applied to all ASAP programs.
FUNDING FOR PACIFIC ISLAND AIRPORTS Midway and Wake Island airfields are enroute alternate airfields that serve as emergency airports for transpacific operations. Both airports operate at a cost of approximately $1 million per year and must be authorized to continue to be available. These airports are used multiple times a year for diversions. ALPA will continue to be a vocal advocate for protecting and promoting the U.S. airline industry and making the national airspace system even safer and more efficient. Stay tuned.
The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» FAA Reauthorization - Cont’d ALPA will continue to be a vocal advocate for protecting and promoting the U.S.
airline industry and making the national airspace system even safer and more efficient.
1 May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 21 3 2 The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» Hot Topics Legislative & Regulatory Hot Topics for 2015By ALPA Staff FAA Reauthorization The current FAA authorization bill is set to expire in September 2015. ALPA’s top 10FAA reauthorization priorities include 1 A clean, on-time bill that has dedicated and long-term funding to support the FAA’s safety mission and NextGen efficiencies. 2 No weakening of safety regulations, including first officer qualifications. 3 Safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems. 4 Secondary cockpit barrier requirements. 5 Science-based fatigue rules for cargo operations.
6 Strengthening safety data reporting. 7 Safety improvements regarding the transport of lithium batteries by air.
8 Reinforcing pilot-in-command authority. 9 HIMS authorization. 10 Enroute Pacific airport authorization. Norwegian Air International ALPA continues to actively urge the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to deny NAI. Norwegian Air Interna- tional’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit to operate to and from the United States has been pending at the DOT for more than a year. The DOT’s reluctance to approve the permit continues to be a win. At the end of the 113th Congress, more than 250 senators and representatives had contacted the DOT with concerns about NAI’s application and its flag-of- convenience business model that violates U.S.
law and the U.S. Open Skies agreement with the European Union. In addition, ALPA spearheaded advocacy efforts to include limiting provisions in last year’s Trans- portation, Housing, and Urban Develop- ment (THUD) annual appropriations bill. The limitation language prohibited the DOT from approving any application for a foreign air carrier permit that directly violates the U.S.-EU Open Skies agree- ment, specifically Article 17 bis. ALPA was successful in getting this language included in the end-of-the-year omnibus appropriations bill for FY 2015. ALPA continues to ask members of Congress to keep the pressure on the DOT to deny NAI.
Several freshmen members of the 114th Congress have already contacted DOT Secretary An- thony Foxx, saying they support ALPA’s position. NAI’s misguided scheme to subvert Norwegian labor, tax, and regulatory laws is a direct violation of the U.S.-EU Open Skies agreement and would have a devastating effect on U.S. pilots and other aviation workers. ALPA remains vigilant and plans to again pursue appropriations language to mandate that the DOT follow both the letter and the intent of the Open Skies agreement. ALPA members are urged to go to alpa.org/issues to participate in the Association’s Call to Action to deny NAI.
Ex-Im Bank Authorization In 2012, despite powerful opposition, ALPA was able to win initial reforms #DENY NAI
5 Secondary Cockpit Barriers ALPA champions in both the House and Senate have reintroduced legislation to require secondary cockpit barri- ers on passenger airliners. Appropri- ately, bills in the House and Senate have been designated H.R. 911 and S. 911, respectively. Sponsored by Reps. Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) in the House and Sens. Robert Casey (D-Pa.) and Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.) in the Senate, the bi- partisan bills would simply require the installation of secondary cockpit barri- ers on passenger airliners to prevent a security breach when the cockpit door is opened in flight.
ALPA members are encouraged to participate in the union’s Call to Action by going to alpa.org/issues and urging their federal representatives to co- sponsor this important, commonsense security measure. 22 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 6 4 to the Export-Import Bank’s charter. The bank’s charter is once again up for reauthorization in June, and ALPA has renewed its efforts regarding reforming the bank’s widebody financing prac- tices. An arm of the U.S. government, the bank uses taxpayer money to sup- port purchases of American-made products by foreign companies. While ALPA supports the bank’s over- all mission, its financing practices regarding widebody airplanes are costing U.S.
jobs and must be reformed. Creditworthy, state-owned, or state- subsidized airlines have been purchasing airplanes through the bank rather than the private market and, as a result, are obtaining them at discounts of up to $20 million per airplane.
Long mired in partisan politics, the bank has become a controversial subject on Capitol Hill. Targeted for elimination by the right wing and held up as pillar of the economy by the left, few voices remain in the middle calling for reform and compromise. ALPA is committed to finding a way to keep the bank fulfilling its mission without adversely affecting the U.S. airline industry. ALPA continues to educate legislators regarding its concerns about reauthoriz- ing the bank. It’s time for pilots to engage in grassroots advocacy efforts in Wash- ington, D.C, and in their home towns. To participate in ALPA’s Call to Action, go to alpa.org/issues.
Federal Flight Deck Officer Program During the final days of the 113th Con- gress, funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program was embroiled in the political battle surrounding the U.S. Depart- ment of Homeland Security (DHS) and specific policies about immigration reform. As a result, the House of Representatives ultimately supported level funding for the FFDO program, and the Senate backed the president’s budget proposal ($-5 million). The funding level was de- termined by “splitting the difference” at $22,365,000. This was done for the sake of expediency so that the battles over other politically sensitive topics could continue.
Throughout this year’s FY 2016 appropriations cycle, ALPA’s Government Affairs team and pilot-partisan advocates will be working with appropriators in both chambers of Congress to secure an appro- priate level of funding to maintain the integrity of the FFDO program. The FY 2016 budget proposal by the president again calls for a reduction in funding and staffing. Congressional hearings have taken place, and the drafting of the DHS appropriations legislation followed by debate in the full committee will likely take place sometime this month. While the administration seems to con- sistently target this program for cuts, support in Congress is very strong.
ALPA is confident that Congress will favorably view its position to adequately fund the FFDO program so that it can fulfill its security mission.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems ALPA has been front and center in the debate about integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the U.S national airspace system (NAS). On March 24, ALPA submitted testimony to a key Senate committee outlining its guidance for safely integrating UAS into the NAS. ALPA also testified on UAS before the House of Represen- tatives in December 2014. ALPA has given specific recommenda- tions to Congress to ensure that UAS intro- duce no new element of risk to air transportation. ALPA reiterated that safety and technology standards must be in place before UAS can occupy the same air- space as manned aircraft or operate in areas where UAS might inadvertently stray into airspace occupied by airlin- ers and that basic safety features need to be present for the safe operation of any UAS—including ones used for recreational purposes.
These safety features include active collision avoid- ance, geo-fencing, altitude-limiting technology, and return-to-home or safe landing in cases of a lost link between the operator and the UAS. At present, it’s unclear if there will be attempts to address UAS in the up- coming FAA reauthorization. But ALPA has been working closely with the members and staff in both the House and Senate authorizing committees responsible for crafting that legisla- The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» Hot Topics
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 23 7 9 8 tion to ensure that the Association’s concerns are recognized. No to Fast-Track Trade issues will play an important role during the rest of the legislative year. In early April, congressional leaders in both the House and Senate reached an agreement in principle to consider legislation to grant trade promotion authority (TPA). TPA—or “fast-track”— allows the executive branch to negotiate trade agreements with other countries without congressional input. The executive branch is currently negotiating two large trade agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
The TTIP could po- tentially affect ALPA as some European Union nations are pushing their nego- tiators to include changes to foreign ownership and control and cabotage laws within the TTIP.
ALPA does not support granting TPA to the executive branch or including air traffic rights in the TTIP. In March, more than 20 ALPA pilots joined hundreds of other union members to lobby Congress to oppose TPA. ALPA also facilitated a letter from the House of Representa- tives to the United States trade repre- sentative (USTR) calling on the USTR to oppose including air traffic rights within the TTIP. More than 160 bipartisan mem- bers of Congress signed the letter. Both efforts raised ALPA’s visibility on Capitol Hill and reiterated the message that our industry must not be negatively affected by flawed trade agreements.
Excise Tax Beginning in 2018, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) excise tax provisions will go into effect. These include a 40 percent tax on employer-provided health-care plans that cost more than a designated threshold adjusted for inflation. While the tax burden is nominally on the employer, the effects will very likely be passed on to employees through higher premiums or lower-quality care. This issue is already affecting negotiations at several ALPA pilot groups. Complicating mat- ters, no one knows yet just how the tax will be applied. The Depart- ment of Treasury, which includes the Internal Revenue Ser- vice, has only just begun the process of developing regulations pertaining to the tax.
ALPA will make its concerns known during the rulemaking process for the excise tax. While ALPA and its allies have been engaged with the ad- ministration on this issue for years, the real work is now beginning in earnest. With three years left before the tax takes effect, ALPA will be working diligently to educate decision-makers on the negative effect this tax will have on pilots’ health care. Members are encouraged to contact the Government Affairs Department at GovernmentAf- email@example.com or at 202-797-4033 to learn more about how they can help avert this regressive, economically damaging tax.
Stop Human Trafficking The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that approxi- mately 20 million women, children, and men across the world are victims of human trafficking and are exploited for domestic work, sweatshop labor, or sex each year. About 17,500 of those victims are trafficked through the U.S. each year, according to a 2013 Con- gressional Research Service report. Human trafficking is a hidden crime as victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and fear of law enforcement.
Because traffickers take advantage of global transportation networks, avia- tion workers can play an important role in identifying and stopping trafficking.
Many frontline work- ers have educated themselves through the DHS’s Blue Light- ning initiative—a collaboration among several federal gov- ernmental agencies, law enforcement, and nongovernmental and private orga- nizations, including many airlines and labor unions. Pilots can take advantage of the online training tool by going to dhs.gov/blue-campaign.
Just days into the start of the 114th Congress in January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed 12 sweeping antihuman trafficking bills. Although they enjoy strong bipartisan support, as this issue goes to press all 12 bills still await consideration by the U.S. Senate, where they have hit political hurdles unrelated to the core purpose of the bills. For status information about these bills and other ALPA priorities, contact ALPA’s Government Affairs Department at GovernmentAffairs@alpa.org or go to congress.gov.
Take Action to Enforce Open Skies Agreements With Persian Gulf Airlines Recently released financial records show that three airlines in the Persian Gulf have received more than $42 billion worth of subsidies and other unfair benefits during the past 10 years.
These carriers have 596 widebody airplanes on order and are expanding rapidly into markets that U.S. airlines and their partners currently serve. If left unchecked, this government-spon- sored competition will cost thousands of U.S. air- line jobs in the short term. Go to alpa.org/issues and urge the U.S. government to enforce its Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar by opening consultations today.
24 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Photo: iStockphoto.com W ith 2015 a federal election year in Canada, ALPA is focused on key issues facing the transpor- tation sector that may be affected by the elections. Historically, transportation issues seldom become national election issues, and air transportation is unlikely to be a frontline issue. However, ALPA remains engaged as it continues to advocate for its members’ interests on Parliament Hill to advance the airline piloting profession and to improve pilots’ contracts and quality of life.
LABOURREPORTINGSTANDARDS(C-377) The Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Requirements for Labour Organizations), C-377, is sponsored by Conservative party member Russ Hiebert (South Surrey– White Rock–Cloverdale).
This bill would force labour organiza- tions to file detailed annual financial re- ports regarding an association’s revenues, expenses, and salaries and a detailed breakdown of spending on labour rela- tions, lobbying, organizing, and collective bargaining activities. The information would be publicly available on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website. It has passed through the House of Commons and was sent to the Senate. Af- ter a second reading, it was referred to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for consideration. The bill has recently been placed on the committee’s agenda for debate.
ALPA has requested to appear before the committee to oppose the bill. After debate at the committee level, the Senate as a whole must consider the bill and vote on it at third reading. As this session of Parliament winds down, the government will be anxious to see passage of its own legislation as well as passage of private members’ bills such as this that appeal to its conservative base and are targeted to an election audience. Having moved C-377 up for study signals the government’s desire to enact antiunion legislation before the coming election. FLIGHT-ANDDUTY-TIMEREGULATIONS Bringing Canada’s flight- and duty-time regulations into compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s standards and recommended practices and with scientific principles continues to be a long journey.
The Civil Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC) Technical Com- mittee created a working group in 2010 to review and propose amendments to the Ca- nadian aviation regulations. The working group met 14 times over approximately 43 days between August 2010 and December 2011. It issued its report on Aug. 15, 2012. The report then remained at Transport Canada headquarters for two years. ALPA urged the Honourable Lisa Raitt, the minister of transport, to expedite the file. ALPA’s efforts were successful when, with impetus from the minister, CARAC issued a notice of proposed amendment (NPA) in September 2014 regarding flight crew fatigue management.
Typically when an NPA is issued, it’s open for comment from interested parties, Transport Canada considers the com- ments, and amendments are made as required. The revised NPA is then sent to The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» From Atop Parliment Hill From Atop Parliament Hill By ALPA Staff
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 25 the Department of Justice for legal draft- ing. When drafting is completed, the NPA is then published in Canada Gazette I. However, in an unprecedented move Transport Canada, under pressure from the airline industry, chose to reopen the NPA. It created a Flight Crew Fatigue Management Focus Group, made up of industry and labour representatives, to reconsider the substance of the NPA.
Transport Canada and industry convened on January 19–20, and the labour associa- tions joined them on January 21–23. De- spite assurances from Transport Canada that a full briefing would be given on any amendments to the NPA, as this issue goes to press it has not revealed what amend- ments were made. However, ALPA has been informed that the NPA has been sent for legal drafting.
The minister of transport has taken an active role in moving this issue forward. She has expressed personal interest in see- ing that the flight- and duty-time regula- tions are amended. However, with an election looming, the amount of time that she will have to focus on the NPA may be limited. If the NPA has not been through legal drafting and published in Gazette I before the dissolu- tion of Parliament, the NPA may lose its most powerful advocate. It will remain to be seen whether flight- and duty-time revi- sions remain a priority of those who form the government.
BUDGET The unexpected and marked fall in crude oil prices resulted in a fall in revenues for the Canadian government.
The budget, initially expected to be tabled early in 2015, has been postponed so that the effects of the drop in revenue could be factored into the budget. As this issue goes to press, the budget was expected to be tabled in late April. Many nonfinancial and nonrevenue issues have been included in proposed budget bills. Recent budgets have seen amendments to the Canada Labour Code and the Aeronautics Act. The government then limits debate on the budget, which ensures that the ancillary issues never get proper scrutiny.
The coming budget will require thor- ough review for issues that may negative- ly affect ALPA members’ interests. WAITANDSEE Parliament usually takes its summer break beginning in mid-June. But when the writ is dropped to call an October election, it’s highly unlikely that there would be a fall session. Government personnel must adopt a wait-and-see attitude as a differently constituted government may change positions or priorities. Unfortunately, this stalls any initiatives on issues important to ALPA, such as wet-leasing, foreign license validations, and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
The inevitable result is that progress on issues will slow, then stop until the election is over. As a result, ALPA will reevaluate its legisla- tive priorities depending on which party forms the next government to serve the best interest of its members.
26 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» District Advocacy District Advocacy Earning Results Nationwide By ALPA Staff C ongress may vote on issues in Wash- ington, D.C., but those votes are based on the needs of local communities across the country. Bringing about pilot-par- tisan change starts at home, in district and state offices where representatives and sena- tors hear directly from their constituents. Regarding FAA reauthorization, the pilot pay shortage, Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) flag-of-convenience business model, subsidized Persian Gulf carriers, protecting pilot benefits, and every other issue impor- tant to pilots’ lives, your elected officials need to hear from you!
494 active ALPA members 178 active ALPA members 2,226 active ALPA members 126 active ALPA members
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 27 + + WASHINGTON » 2,226active ALPA members “The issues we work on are pilot-partisan, not ideological. It doesn’t matter if the member of Congress is Republican, Democrat, or Independent, we’re there to get things done for airline pilots.” —CAPT. GARRY SONDERGAARD (DELTA) SEN. PATTY MURRAY (D) Led efforts against tax- ing employer-provided benefits, such as health care and non-rev travel, as chairman of the Sen- ate Budget Committee PENNSYLVANIA’S 8TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT » 178active ALPA members “We always take an opportunity to educate our decision-makers about our concerns, but sometimes a meeting is simply about saying thank you for their work on pilot-partisan issues.” —CAPT.
MARK HARRISON (FEDEX EXPRESS) REP. MICHAEL FITZPATRICK (R) Lead sponsor of legis- lation mandating sec- ondary cockpit barriers in airline operations INDIANA » 494active ALPA members “The value of our direct work with members of the House and Senate is evident from the results. Nothing earns more results than a pilot in uni- form advocating for the safety of our airspace.” —F/O RICHARD SWINDELL (UNITED) SEN. DAN COATS (R) Signed letter to the Department of Trans- portation opposing NAI’s flag-of-conve- nience scheme CALIFORNIA’S 26TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT »126active ALPA members “We can’t expect the process to work for us unless we’re part of that process.” —CAPT.
SAM LANDRY (EXPRESSJET) REP. JULIA BROWNLEY (D) Co-sponsored legislation calling for science-based fatigue rules for cargo operations Today, dozens of ALPA district advocates are working in their local communities to advance pilot-partisan priorities. Their work is hav- ing a positive effect on the airline piloting profes- sion and the U.S. airline industry on a regular basis. Join them by signing up to be a district advocate and be a voice for pilots everywhere! Go to alpa.org/districtadvocacyor scan the QR and sign up to become a district advocate today!
28 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 The Pilot-Partisan Agenda» ALPA-PAC Stats ALPA-PAC Growing into the Future By ALPA Staff I n 2014, thanks to the support of more than 8,000 ALPA members, the PAC set a new record for receipts—a bar likely to be raised once again in 2015. But what about the PAC’s medium- and long-term goals? Where is ALPA-PAC going, and how does it get there? Half of the PAC’s receipts in 2014 came from pilots 55 and older. As these leaders in our union retire, we must continue to build on the foundation they’ve forged and sustained to ensure that the PAC continues to grow.
The most important PAC stat is participa- tion. The more pilots who contribute to the PAC, the more political clout ALPA has on Capitol Hill. In 2014, more than 2,000 pilots joined the PAC for the first time, but ALPA’s youngest members remain the least active participants. PERCENTAGE OF ALPA-PAC CONTRIBUTORS FROM EACH AGE GROUP 19.22% ALPA-PAC contributers, all ages combined HOW PILOT RETIREMENTS WILL AFFECT ALPA-PAC IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS Receipts per month Recruited Recruiters $6,113 $17,921 1,592 484 108 193 61 20.61% WHAT YOU CAN DO! Help ensure that ALPA-PAC continues to grow by recruiting your colleagues to contribute to the PAC today! Pilots talking to pilots in crew rooms and cockpits has always been the most effective way of adding new members to the PAC—much more so than communicating through e-mail or other means.
Project Wingman is a testament to this. WINGMAN COMPARISON - $700,000 - $600,000 - $500,000 - $400,000 - $300,000 - $200,000 - $100,000 $0 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Disclaimer: The descriptions of the Air Line Pilots Association PAC are not a solicitation to contribute to the PAC. Only ALPA members, ALPA executives, senior administrative and professional staff personnel, and their immediate family members living in the same household are eligible to contribute to ALPA-PAC. ALPA-PAC maintains and enforces a policy of refusing to accept contributions from any other source. ALPA members may learn more about ALPA-PAC and about contributing to ALPA-PAC by entering the members-only portion of alpa.org. A member service of Air Line Pilot. Today they’re dumping seats; tomorrow they plan to dump our industry.
Three Persian Gulf carriers are trying to steal every route we fly, foreign and domestic. Stand up & make it clear that we won’t be cast aside. Support ALPA-PAC.
30 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA-PAC Roll of Distinction 2014 Behncke Circle A list of individu- als who contrib- uted $1,000 or more to ALPA-PAC in 2014. Page 32 President’s Circle A list of individu- als who contrib- uted $500-$999 to ALPA-PAC in 2014. Page 32 Capitol Club A list of individu- als who contrib- uted $240-$499 to ALPA-PAC in 2014. Page 34 Century Club A list of individu- als who contrib- uted $100-$239 to ALPA-PAC in 2014. Page 38 Additional Wingman Flight Leads A list of individu- als who contrib- uted between $1-$99 and recruited at least three others to join ALPA-PAC in 2014.
From the President A s proud members of the Air Line Pilots Association, we strive to improve each day. We are constantly raising the bar through our efforts. The members whose names appear on the following pages have achieved their goal and successfully reset the bar for our union moving forward. Collectively, thanks to their efforts, ALPA-PAC raised more than $1.4 million in 2014—our best year ever! Our growing PAC is enabling us to better fight the battle for our future. As you will read throughout this issue, our elected offi- cials are working on issues that will affect the course of our industry and our careers for decades to come.
Halting the state- subsidized Persian Gulf airlines, fixing the pilot pay shortage, mandating secondary cockpit barriers in our airliners, and secur- ing science-based fatigue mitigations for all-cargo operations takes political capital. That capital comes through the work our members undertake, including funding ALPA-PAC.
Our PAC is funded by voluntary contri- butions from ALPA members—contribu- tions above and beyond dues. In honor of that selfless dedication, the following pages list all of the individuals who gave at least $100 during 2014. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our success in Wash- ington, D.C., by giving to the PAC. I especially want to thank our Project Wingman Flight Leads (noted with an asterisk * on the following pages) who recruited at least three individuals to join the PAC or upped their contribution during the year. In 2014, these individu- als accounted for more than $200,000 of increased receipts into the PAC.
They are truly the front line for advancing our is- sues on Capitol Hill.
Sincerely, Capt. Tim Canoll, President, Air Line Pilots Association, International Chairman, ALPA-PAC May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 31
ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » Behncke Circle The following individuals each contributed $1,000 or more to ALPA-PAC in 2014 AIR WISCONSIN J.S. Pruett ALASKA E.G. Baches P.A. Barbin B.D. Dye T.C. Hunter M.G. Lind E.G. Scheller W.L. Shivers COMPASS A.C. Morris DELTA N.W. Abare J.R. Agne* S.R. Anderson J.M. Angel K.J. Atsalis* W.L. Bartels T.H. Bothwell W.M. Brady T.F. Brielmann D.P. Burnham W.R. Call H.A. Campbell T.G. Canoll S.L.
Carey M.J. Charles H.T. Clements H.C. Cook J.D. Crane J.D. Culp R.J. Dominguez M.G. Donatelli* G.D. Duncan M.A. Eickhoff D.B. Farmer R.R. Fernandez R.R. Flanders C.V. Gaddis J.L. Gideon A. Gomez J.D. Goodwin P.J. Gribbin D.S. Grimes K.J. Guilfoyle E.N. Hall D.S. Hamilton M.J. Hanson* M.P. Hare R.P. Harper D.D. Harvel R.H. Harwood E.R. Havrilla C.A. Hazleton R.L. Hazzard* T.B. Heck W.R. Helling J.T. Hooey M.W. Innerbichler D.C. Kloss D.J. Koenig F.C. Kopec A.G. Manilla* D.F. Marino* A.P. Massey G.A. Matous W.B. Mclaren R.C. Melvin D.L. Moak* J.J. Morgado D.J. Nestor* C.M. Nevins* T.S. O’Malley G.G.
Ohlman P.A. Olmstead T.J. Parker D.C. Powell D.R. Ralph D.J. Riesgo K.S. Roberts S.E. Rose M.J. Sagness M. Salopek M.S. Saltzman W.J. Sawtelle* S.M. Schroeder- Whitney D.A. Schultz M.H. Shanahan B.J. Shinnick* W.A. Speakman E.B. Thiel C.S. Truxal J.L. Van Sickle T.J. Ward J.L. White R.C. White W.B. Whitmore J.M. Wolf F.R. Worrall* C.A. Youngdale ENVOY AIR W.R. Couette T.H. Maxwell FEDEX EXPRESS R.S. Cecchi J.G. DePete F.A. Eissler* M.A. Jefferson S.L. Latvala* J.L. Martin G.S. McCracken S. McDonald A.H. Miller C.K. Pena D.G. Ray W.C. Reed W.F. Secord* M.E. Wallerson M. Worthington JETBLUE J.C.
Bigham J.J. Hughes J.M. Pashinski S.H. Stader MESA A. Abouelnaga B.C. Richardson* PSA J.W. Chase R.A. Hamilton* SPIRIT K.H. Tweed UNITED R.P. Abel J.A. Anderson* J.M. Barker J.F. Barton M.A. Bathurst C.F. Baur R.H. Bell K.D. Bender B.L. Bishop R.F. Cameron T.T. Cook A.S. Cornelison C.K. Davies J. Doniach B.E. Dormer J.R. Drake J.L. Eberly C.J. Ferguson X.F. Fernandez J.W. Fields B.A. Florence M.E. Freeman S.H. Gillen P.E. Gillespie D.L. Goodwin D.S. Gourley W.R. Helsel J.J. Heppner R.W. Hodgen C.S. Hogeman M.J. Hynes G.R. Johnson S.D. Knopf* G.L. Kravit M.S. Leneski D.D. Mattson* J.B. McFadden J.A.
McGuire J.D. Mitchell* J.D. Morowitz* H.S. Mulei L.F. Ochsner E.J. Popper* J.H. Prater J.M. Recht P.A. Rice C.J. Rodriguez* S.R. Rothstein J.P. Ruark W.J. Sablesak R.A. Schultek V.V. Scott M.W. Seal M.A. Segaloff* W.D. Sherrod R.T. Steeneck M.J. Torres R.L. Trujillo A.M. Vegega D.G. Waingrow D.J. Willey J.B. Witvliet* R.J. Wolf* FRIENDS OF ALPA-PAC E.A. Baker* J.A. Cohen L.B. Garver* E.A. Ginsburg E.B. Koby D.J. Krieger Z.A. Mooneyham* M.T. Robbins* G.C. Warner B.A. York President’s Circle The following individuals each contributed $500-$999 to ALPA-PAC in 2014 AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL B.F.
Twomey AIR WISCONSIN J.T. Saylor ALASKA T.P. Casselman S.P. Cassidy P.J. Cullinane S.A. Davis T.C. Devine R.C. Driscoll M.J. Frahm C.T. Glassie S.A. Hansen J.J. Harskamp L.J. Hoggatt L.R. Kauffman R.A. Madden C.J. Notaro S.L. Olson J.C. Schultheis O.R. Shaar J.T. Sluys ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST N.A. Tomlin C.N. Tougas COMPASS J.R. Berg DELTA A.H. Aaron D.D. Adams J.W. Adams R.L. Adler L.C. Albers J.N. Ambrosi W.G. Aten R.M. Banish J.N. Banks S.J. Barr D.R. Barski J.C. Basilone T.L. Bell D.R. Biddiscombe D.M. Biloz T.N. Black C.J. Boblit C.A. Boyajian G.W. Boyd R.M. Brantner N.S. Brown D.N. Burton E.W.
Calzolari B.J. Cantwell B.S. Caplan* M.J. Carino C.D. Carlson B.A. Carpenter T.E. Casaubon M.C. Casebeer J.F. Casey N. Charles- Columbia W.M. Clark W.P. Clettenberg D.M. Collins M.M. Coons J.J. Coutant J.J. Crowley E. David G.L. Davis J.A. Davoll C.K. Dawson L.R. Deist J.W. Diebold K.P. Dietmeyer T.R. Dilbeck S.L. Donaldson J.E. Dwyer B.D. Endler M.D. Ethridge J.J. Faulise S.T. Flanagan M.I. Fletcher D.L. Fox D.W. Freeman B.T. Fries F.W. Furbish E.J. Furches M.A. Geer S.C. Gerstl N.L. Giancola D.H. Goodhue M.W. Grainger T.J. Greenfield K.J. Guthrie P.J. Harney R.B. Harwood M.S. Hayes H.C. Hayward S.P.
Hedge R.C. Henning J.D. Hensler K.S. Hinshaw J.P. Hirsh J.C. Hixon J.D. Hladon N.G. Holt D.S. Howell T.A. Hughes G.M. Januszewski P.S. Jerome H.E. Kallenbach L.K. Kearns M.B. Keene E.M. Keller B.D. Kelly P.E. Kent W.M. Kessler J.J. Kuenzle P.L. La Presto T.O. Lawler N.F. Le Blanc J.A. Leighton C.G. Lindberg D.E. Linnekin K. Locklear A.F. Luce M.C. Lydon+ J.D. Mangie A.M. Marchione 32 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
P.E. Marshall C.A. Mason S.J. Mason S.L. Mayer R.G. McCallum R.M. McCollum R. McDonald M.J. McMahon T.P. McMullen G.E. Mendenhall K.D. Mills D.R. Mims M.R. Moore R.A. Morrell K.A. Morris R.A. Morus E.F. Mueller R.M. Mullis J.K. Murphey S.P. Musmansky R.J. Nadelberg M.E. Noble S.P. O’Neal J.J. O’Connor J.S. Ortlieb L.M. Ott J.A. Owens C.A. Parris J.R. Peterson G.E. Phillips H.K. Phinney G.E. Pinckney M.E. Pinho M.S. Poggi K.M. Powell D.R. Price T.A. Qualls M.J. Quigley S.W. Ramsey S.J. Rees J.A. Riehl G.M. Rizzuto D.S. Rogers K.C. Rogers R.A. Rogers G.D. Rooney C.T. Rosenberg J.R. Rosenberg D.D.
Ross S.T. Sablesak G.M. Salling B.L. Sanborn K.B. Scheider R.E. Schnitzler J.M. Sciaroni D.M. Short R.K. Silberman S.M. Smetana T.E. Snyder V.S. Souther M.J. Spain R.C. Stahl J.J. Stava R.M. Stewart B.A. Stolen P.W. Strople J.G. Sumner J.J. Thomas J.W. Troxel S.J. Uvena D.G. Vander Ende R.B. Vaughn L.M. Warren K.W. Watts G.P. Webb G.G. Weistroffer J.A. Welch S.L. Welch K.R. Welling G.L. Werking T.D. Westling C.J. Whatley J.C. Wiesinger T.A. Williams D.B. Wing P.R. Wingo D.W. Wykoff J.M. Yeisley J.W. Young C.A. Zaldivar EXPRESSJET D.A. Allen* C.N. Belcastro S.R. Landry FEDEX EXPRESS C.D. Alberts S.C.
Alexander L. Anderson M.E. Arcamuzi R.F. Bach J.W. Bailey J. Bailey L.J. Battle C.H. Berwyn K.D. Binder* P.A. Bjornstad C.J. Briant D.G. Bryan T.L. Burson J. Cardaci R. Carpenter T. Carpenter J.A. Casello L.D. Chenoweth B.T. Cone J.E. Corbey K.P. Coryat M.C. Cosner P.C. Crotty A. Cutler K.A. Devall T. Duell D.C. Dwyer C.W. Dyer J.B. Dyer J.J. Fagone M.J. Flood C. Franklin* D.F. Garcia J.J. Garrigan J. Gehringer J.G. Grones A. Hagan B.L. Harden R.J. Harries M.J. Harrison* S.E. Harro S.R. Hein J. Hollingsworth D.D. Holmstrom R. Hughey M.E. Husted P.C. John D.C. Jones N.N. Kassa J.L. King M.R.
Kleine C.E. Kluwe R. Kohlbacher C.L. Konter E.F. Lambert M.J. Lanfranchi T.S. Larsen G.J. Lovan B. Mahoney S.P. Malmquist D.K. Martin P. May K. McAuliffe J.E. McCormick J.P. McGuinness R.J. McKee C. Michl H.A. Monroe S. Morris D.S. Moss J.J. Mumby D. Opp C.W. Owen T.P. Peichel R.J. Pizarek S.L. Price T. Ream P.J. Ryan C.D. Schenk D.J. Shaw R.S. Sherlock R.C. Simms B.W. Soer L.E. Springer S.M. Stratton J. Tegland C.R. Turpen J.V. Walsh W.K. Ward D.L. Webb D.A. Wojtkowski R.P. Zins HAWAIIAN H.H. Fujii J.A. Giddings S.A. Taeu M.L. Tompkins Z.A. Tyler JETBLUE C.M. Kenney D.S. Razler C.D. Ritter A.G.
Scarcella M.A. Sorbie MESA J.J. Clymo* A.J. Hughes M.A. Kolodziejczyk* A.J. Ludwig R.A. Moore* M.J. Sukosky D.M. Williams PIEDMONT T.W. Garbat PSA M.T. Hinczynski SPIRIT C. Amongero R.A. Bowland S.D. Glover R.A. Gunnels J.H. Ledbetter A.R. Michaels E.W. Murch J.V. Rabino D.C. Reading UNITED C.K. Adams A.E. Allen D.M. Alsing M.L. Andrews B.K. Bagenski G.G. Baker J.C. Ball S.J. Batzel T.W. Bates In 2014, United had 18 new-hire classes reach 100 percent participation in ALPA-PAC. Thank you United MEC for setting the example and leading the way! Contact Zack.Mooneyham@alpa.org to learn more about how you can increase new-hire PAC participation on your property.
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ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » President’s Circle - Cont’d D.J. Beattie L. Beck* W.J. Beckman W.L. Benson B.L. Bentzin A.R. Berlinberg J.L. Blackford K.L. Blair M.J. Boccher J.L. Bohl T.R. Bohon M.E. Bowen T.R. Boyens R.M. Brand A.S. Brandano M.T. Branham R.A. Branson R.S. Braunstein F.A. Breidenbach M.W. Brophy D.A. Brown T.D. Brown Z.D. Brown R.H. Buehler S.P. Burry J.S. Burton S.A. Butcher O.F. Caforio A.B. Cameron T.P. Carlson R.P. Carner K.B. Castle R.L. Cauich C.B. Chamberlin D.N. Chantiles D.G. Clark L.M. Cobb M.W. Coil D.H. Colin T.M. Covert S.M. Crampton M.C. Croghan J.N. Crouch S.T.
Curry C.M. Curtice P. Dawson M.J. De Santis G.A. Deboodt R.H. Delong C.F. Dillman C.J. Dolson G.M. Drebo S.R. Dubois J.B. Dudley J.R. Duplantis P.W. Ellis N.J. Esposito R.P. Ferguson K.R. Futrell J.S. Gatchell K.J. Gebhardt J.F. Gezik K.A. Girard M.S. Gittleman J.W. Greco D.E. Hahn B.L. Hart G.C. Hartmann S.B. Hay A.G. Hayes S.A. Head S.R. Heckler T.A. Hensley J.R. Hodge D.E. Holliday M.G. Holmberg* T.C. Hooper M.J. Huckaby E.D. Hunter J.H. Hyde S.C. Jacques L.J. Jaskulka D.R. Johnson K.R. Johnson M.D. Jones R.N. Kallen D.S. Kasindi J.B. Kasindi R.F. Kay M.W. Kelly K.A. Kerns B.J. King J.J.
Kingman G.W. Klopfer J.A. Koehl G.L. Lagerloef P.M. Lara M.S. Larson L.A. Lee N.T. Lemons M.D. Leonard A. Ljungberg T. Loftus P.J. Lomness C.F. Lynch S.R. Lynch P.J. Mackey J. Marroquin R. Martinez D.A. McCabe B.J. McCann B.W. McClintock J.K. McDermott D.L. McEndree D.J. McGann W.K. McGreevy R.J. McGuffin B.R. McIntyre L.M. Meade S.D. Merrick R.H. Miller A.A. Minarcik K. Moncrieff R.H. Monson A.V. Montalto J.R. Moseley K.C. Mueller M.R. Mugerditchian D.C. Nelson S.F. Nemeth R.H. Nunn W.M. O’Connell H.J. Oberndorf N. Ojeda C.T. Oliver B.L. Olson M.T. Olson M.R. Osmers P.S. Otis J.A. Owen B.A.
Pangelinan J.R. Parker S.B. Pascoe R.L. Perry D.E. Petrovich W.J. Philips J.A. Pierce T.C. Pomeroy K.E. Posey S.J. Pritchard J.A. Quero S.J. Radican A.F. Raymer K.D. Reinhardt W.W. Renner J.L. Ristaino I. Rivera C.H. Rose R.B. Rosser B.J. Rubasky D.R. Rumfola S.P. Ruzzier P.L. Ryan B.R. Salley E.L. Santa Maria P.J. Schnur R.M. Schreiber T.M. Schrier L.C. Serrato D.W. Sharp A.W. Shaw R.F. Sherry G.S. Shields T.J. Simard R.R. Sisk D.A. Smith D.E. Smith L.M. Smith M.A. Sodergren T.B. Spratt P.C. Stephen S.K. Stewart B.N. Stull P.M. Suek L.M. Suglio D.C. Swanson S.R. Swena G.M. Thompson E.D. Thornhill D.S.
Tidler P.R. Trosclair R.S. Varvaro P.M. Velzeboer A. Wacker R.N. Waldner D.H. Walker J.S. Warner D.M. Watson P.R. Wessel S.S. Wilcox A.L. Wilson F.W. Yacoub V.B. Zagarella J.A. Zapata FRIENDS OF ALPA-PAC D.S. Baj K.W. Collie M.C. Migliore W.J. Winkler Capitol Club The following individuals each contributed $240-$499 to ALPA-PAC in 2014 AIRTRAN T.S. Baker T.J. Ortscheid K.W. Sailer AIR WISCONSIN R.S. Clarke A.K. Rabe K. Reinert K.A. Shipman C.S. Suhs ALASKA S.P. Amico T.A. Balch N.F. Bohlinger B.L. Bond J.A. Brown B.D. Burks C.H. Butler D.T. Campbell M. Cook C.T. Cummings C.J. Davidson D.J.
De Camp P.M. Eidal R.D. Gallaher S.K. Graham L.E. Haase P.A. Hart T.D. Hill A.R. Hobin R.D. Hoelzen D.J. Hoffman T.D. Jones B.S. Kany W.J. Kellogg W. Korin J.D. Latta V.M. Mason M.G. Mazzoni D.M. McKillop D.C. McLaren S.S. Mikkelson B.P. Moynihan L.A. Murray K. Myrtvedt D.A. Newton E.R. Nielsen J.B. Osborne B.A. Patterson W.S. Powelson M.E. Rife C.D. Ruthruff J.A. Salmon A.B. Schiff M.H. Sears M.C. Spikes P.L. Stuart M.A. Taylor C.C. Weathers ATLANTIC SOUTHEAST R.D. Banks R.A. Bernskoetter D.G. Nieuwenhuis S.C. Roach A.M. Topp L.D. Utley COMPASS B.H. Bergmann R.E. Breznau H.C. Simon DELTA M.L.
Adams R.G. Adams K.D. Adelman D.V. Adler B.D. Ahern J.M. Akers A.A. Akins W.G. Akins D.M. Alfaro C.L. Allen D.V. Allison D.R. Anderson R.C. Anderson S.W. Andrews K.J. Anselmo E.E. Ash S.J. Aue G.R. Averill J.V. Bagley C.P. Baker D.L. Baker P.E. Baliker A.A. Baltis B.L. Banning J.M. Barden K.M. Bartels D.H. Barthold P.R. Bartholomew B.M. Barton W.E. Bates A.J. Bayuk J.T. Beachem W.R. Beerbower R.Y. Ben-Hanania T.R. Bennett D.E. Bieg E.D. Bird D.H. Bishop J.D. Bishop W.K. Blaufuss J.W. Bloyer J.C. Boehm E.J. Bogan T.J. Bohan B.J. Bolte G.L. Bon Omi J.M. Bonomi T.R. Bonsack P.G. Borgstrom J.L.
Bosworth W.M. Bowlby S.L. Bowles K.M. Bransky D.N. Branson C.L. Brantley M.D. Breeding G.R. Breuahn E.J. Brewer G.L. Brillant D.J. Britt M.T. Brock R.S. Brooks M.A. Brothers T.K. Brower C.L. Brown D.C. Brown D.O. Brown M.E. Brown J.F. Bryde K.W. Bubb M.S. Bugden S. Bulwicz D.L. Bumgardner K.L. Burghard G.G. Burnette K.E. Burtner R.D. Burton N.S. Butcher J.J. Butler H.D. Callahan T.J. Callico J.S. Campbell E.M. Carazo H.A. Carlile T.M. Carlin N.E. Carlsen J.D. Casey A.W. Cavitt G.V. Chakerian D.S. Chapman C.S. Charnas G.P. Chase R.W. Chase F.A. Chavet D.E. Chittenden T.S. Choate J.E. Churchill M.W.
Clark D.S. Cleveland R.W. Clifford R.A. Cline B.O. Cloherty R.A. Clutter A.C. Coggeshall G.D. Collins P.J. Combest L.K. Connor 34 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 35 D.R. Coogan T.M. Cook A.D. Cooper G.G. Cooper M.A. Cooper R.T. Copeland M.C. Cordak B.P. Covin R.A. Crawford J.I. Crooks R.M. Cullinan J.J. Culter M.L. Cushman D.W. Cutrell R.C. Dailey J.F. Dalton L. Danchik T.A. Dankenbring S.R. Danzig F.R. Darling J.T. Davidson L.E. Davis J.F. Dawley K.T. Day P. De Rock S.B. Deck A.D. Delarios P.A. Denkler T.E. Denning J.M. Desmond K.E. Devoe R.A. Deweese B.A. Dicks J.R. Dieffenbach S.F. Diehl M.B. Dockman D.S. Dodson J.A. Doherty W.G. Doherty W.H. Dollaway B.E. Dooley S.P. Douds M.E. Doyle A.D. Drop R.A. Duckett B.K. Dunton D.E.
Dunwoody J.T. Durkin M.T. Ecklund E.C. Eichmann D.G. Elkington B.R. Eller N.R. Ellinwood J.K. Engberg J.D. Eriksen S.B. Ernsberger D.E. Evans B.L. Ewald J.A. Faber D. Faulkner E.J. Fayan D.P. Fehrenbacher J.E. Fernandes G.W. Ferree T.E. Fidler J.B. Findlay G.D. Fink J.P. Foley G.J. Follweiler W.A. Ford G.T. Forsyth L.A. Foster C.P. Fowler R.S. Fowler R.N. Frackelton F.G. Frankel R.J. Fredrickson T.W. Friske J.M. Furia P.R. Fust L.J. Gagnon D.W. Galatioto P.J. Garland T.W. Garvin A.D. Gee M.P. Gee C.A. Gerst C.S. Giambusso K.G. Gibson T.C. Gibson D.R. Gieseke M.V. Gilbert E.C. Gillette J.A.
Ginthner M.R. Giuliano A.L. Gizelbach D.W. Gluck S.W. Golbach L.K. Gold M.J. Golding J.G. Gongaware R.D. Goodwin R.D. Gottis W.J. Gregory D.J. Griffiths S.A. Grimstead C.C. Grisamore D.B. Guertin T.J. Gunn P.L. Haake T.H. Haar H.S. Hadland R.A. Hale G.A. Hall K.A. Hall K.L. Hall S.E. Hamilton J.J. Hammer D.L. Hamrock J.C. Handel R.J. Hanley J.D. Hanson D.S. Hanus B.C. Harris M.P. Harris R.C. Hartley F.W. Hatch R.S. Havard S.P. Hayne M.J. Hebert T.M. Heiple S.A. Hellickson C.W. Helling K.A. Henrickson M.D. Hetherington P.F. Heye A.Z. Higginbotham M.R. Hile D.A. Hill K.E. Hill P.B. Hinshaw R.L.
Hoffman R.V. Hoffman T.T. Hofinga J.B. Holbrook M.J. Holley K.F. Holly G.S. Holm P.A. Holzgang J.M. Horie J.G. Houlihan D.W. Houmes D.L. Hudson T.F. Hughes G.A. Hunter D.V. Huntley M.C. Huskison Y. Imagawa J.N. Islin R.J. Jackson S.E. Jangelis R.E. Jenkins J.G. Jerakis A.W. Johnsen D.A. Johnson J.A. Johnson M.G. Jones L.M. Jones W.T. Jourdan J.L. Judy R. Kasamoto W.F. Kauffman J.M. Kearney P.K. Keating D.B. Ketcham R.L. King E.R. King D.C. Kirk J.D. Klas C.J. Klinkmueller R.S. Kohl J.L. Kolkebeck R.A. Koons K.L. Koshiol M.J. Kovasckitz G.J. Krasnov J.C. Kratt R.J. Krenz F.L. Kundrata D.J. Kupiec W.D.
Kurz J.W. Lamar R.S. Lambe A.D. Lambert K.W. Lampe F.A. Lankford E.B. Lantz E.R. Laret A.R. Larson G.B. Larson R.W. Larzelere W.P. Leap M.J. Lefebvre S.D. Lefforge R.L. Lehman E.L. Leierzapf M.C. Leigh D.E. Lervik D.U. Lewis J.M. Lewis P.T. Liston J.L. Littrell T. Locke C.G. Logan J. London B.W. Long M. Loretangeli G.E. Loucks J.J. Lowers M. Luciano A.F. Lundy R.H. Luttgen R.P. Luzynczyk M.W. Lyon K.G. Maas K.M. Mac Donnell S.B. Mackie D.H. Madison K.W. Mahaffey P.D. Mahr W.G. Males K.F. Malone B.W. Maloney D.C. Marble R.L. Marion P.K. Marple S.L. Marquez D.L. Marshall C. Marter D.P. Martin P.A.
Martin J.R. Martin L.R. Martinez R.B. Martz J.C. Mase K.J. Massey D.F. Matcheck D.R. Mateyka M.P. Maze B.L. McAlevey B.J. McAllister L.W. McCabe W.F. McCann J.F. McCarthy J.M. McCarthy C.N. McCartney J.H. McCord P.R. McCurdy S.K. McElhannon M.S. McGee D.J. McGrail M.J. McKee E.T. McKibben M.F. McLaughlin N.B. McSwain M. Meeker J.H. Mella J.A. Messina M.B. Metcalf D. Michals R.L. Middleton J.C. Miller M.S. Miller S.B. Miller S.R. Miller S.H. Minkler D.L. Mixson D.R. Moffett J.M. Molloy P.W. Montgomery W.V. Mood E.K. Morris T.J. Morris J.D. Morrow E.E. Morton R.G. Morton R.A. Moser D.N. Moses F.M.
Mosher R.M. Mudrinich A.J. Murphy B.G. Murray R.L. Myrick R.E. Nedel J.R. Nelson D.R. Neuman R.D. Nevitt D.R. Newcomer E.J. Newman L.B. Newman J.H. Nichols G.C. Nicholson R.G. Nicoll W.J. Nordhausen C.F. Nordin D.C. Norman R.E. Norman D.D. Obermeier W.P. O’Brien B.A. Ogilvie M.S. Olinger K.M. O’Mahoney* D.W. Orr J.K. Ostromecky M.B. Ott D.A. Pacholke J.B. Painter W.F. Palmer J.P. Palsson J.J. Panioto T.R. Parrish R.M. Patchett B.C. Patterson B.W. Payne L.A. Pease R.A. Pepi M.J. Peretto R.C. Perez E.F. Petrella P.T. Pluhar W.V. Polise P.M. Potter J.B. Powers J.M. Prendergast J.S. Prestia L.L.
Preysz D.L. Quessenberry J.A. Quezada T.R. Quinn C.S. Randall S.J. Rehn M. Reichfeld T.J. Reidt T.J. Reilly G.D. Reinhart D.S. Repasky M.S. Retzloff C.J. Rich M.J. Richman R.O. Rickarby M.C. Ritter J.M. Rivera C.A. Roach E.E. Robbins S. Roberson R.D. Robertello N.A. Robinson R.M. Rodgers R.J. Rodriguez K.A. Roehl R.F. Roemer D.M. Rogers R.D. Rogers J.L. Romero D.F. Root R.S. Roper F.D. Rose L.A. Rossi F.J. Rowan C.D. Ruth J.C. Sadler J.C. Saia D.L. Sanders H.A. Sardelli C.H. Sassone R.F. Satikas G.C. Saylor P.C. Schertz P.G. Schilling P.C. Schulz J.E. Schwarz C.W. Scott V.D. Scott W.T. Scott J.R.
Sengstaken J.E. Settevendemie K.N. Sharpe M. Sheehan P.L. Sheppard G.A. Shunneson L.G. Sieg G.L. Skinner R.J. Slizeski F.T. Smart R.J. Smeltzer K.J. Smith P.G. Smith P.L. Smith J.R. Snyder F. Solano G.L. Sondergaard D. Souther M.O. Springer D.B. Stanek W.E. Starbuck M.W. Stefano C.M. Stephens M.D. Stephens M.J. Stevens M.D. Stinson D.W. Stout T.P. Strand G.F. Strehlow G.G. Streit R.M. Styczynski S.G. Suddreth C.E. Swindells D.B. Talaber T.M. Tarquinio D.L. Taylor B.E. Teske J.D. Thacker R.I. Thackray J.E. Thibodeau J.F. Thompson K.P. Thompson J.M. Thornborough J.R. Timmerman T.J. Tinsley T.T.
Tobin C.F. Todaro C.J. Tompkins K.S. Troncalli G.H. Trovillion D.A. Truehart R.T. Turcotte G.A. Tzortzis C.S. Ude R.C. Ullrich H.M. Van Den Brink C.E. Van Hoy W.J. Van Tassel B.A.VanValkenburgh C.D. Vanderbilt R.H. Vannatta S.A. Vargo C.A. Vaughn R.V. Velardi *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
36 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » Capitol Club - Cont’d *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased C.M. Violano S.H. Vogt K.M. Wade B.K. Wagner J.C. Wait C.L. Waples A.D. Watson I.A.E. Webber M.S. Weber S.C. Weber J.E. Wellman B.J. Wenzel R.D. Werner P.R. West M.J. Wheeler J.C. Whitcher D.D. White J.A. White R.C. Whitis F.E. Whitney D.W. Wieland M. Wilcox P.K. Wilke C.D. Willener L.B. Willey L.W. Williams R. Williams S. Williams R.H. Wilson W.F. Wimberly M.D. Wimbish B.G. Winberry J.N. Winter J.R. Woelfel T.M. Womble M.W. Woods J.L. Wortman E.L. Wright Z. Wright C.T.
Yeager W.A. Young M.A. Yutko A.H. Zanganeh A.L. Zaret M.G. Zebrowitz P.W. Zimmerman ENDEAVOR AIR B.L. Easley P.E. Glover N.N. Hillard D.S. Holmes B.R. King M.S. Sturgis T.E. Wychor M.E. Yoder ENVOY AIR A.M. Chernenko E.E. Holman EVERGREEN J. Touchette EXPRESSJET W.C. Blackburn J.C. Demer W.H. Dressler D.C. Dunn W.V. Martin K. Neils S. Nelson J. Williams FEDEX EXPRESS M.J. Abbott R.T. Adams J.B. Alberts T.J. Ambrose J. Amerson D.B. Austin B.A. Avery J.B. Bailey G.C. Barber D.M. Barnwell W.I. Barrant W.D. Batesole S.L. Beckwith M.R. Bender G. Bleech R.A. Bobbitt D.G. Bogart J.P. Bolich H.P. Bolton T.K.
Bonson J.G. Brendel R. Britton P.F. Broda J.S. Broyles T.P. Bull M.A. Burckhard T.W. Buskirk D. Butcher R.P. Butts M.L. Campbell C.J. Carman J.C. Carter J.T. Clark W.W. Clark T.A. Clarke W.A. Conner O.B. Coolidge M.W. Corcoran C.A. Covic J.H. Cowan M.L. Crook D.A. Culp M.D. Culpepper D. Daley J. Danner G. Davis E.J. Dawson R.H. Dearmond S. Detrick J.F. Dickson M. Diedrick S.M. Distin T.J. Donahoe J.C. Doriot S.H. Downs S.P. Dretar M. Dunning D.W. Easter T.J. Ellison M. Evans S. Fenning T.J. Flynn P.J. Folger C.H. Fox J. Frane J. Frazier R. Fritsch M.B. Gandy K. Gardner A.M. Garrick H.B. Gilbert P.G.
Gillette H.C. Glassman A.G. Grady J.C. Greenlees A.H. Gurevich A. Hall J.C. Hall B.B. Hamilton P.D. Hamm W.J. Hammett J.S. Hanson J.A. Harder M.J. Harnish D. Hayes M. Healey S.C. Heid S.L. Heil R. Helland K.J. Herrel J.R. Herron J.H. Heslin V.R. Hill D.G. Hollenbeck M. Hoolihan D.C. Howard E. Hube T.A. Hudgins K. Hughes W.M. Hutchins E. Irizarry S.R. Jensen J.J. Johnson S. Johnston T. Jones S.L. Kelson B. King J.H. Kirkpatrick H.J. Knitter T.M. Koss D.C. Kozak A. Krone J.G. Krosse D.P. Kuck R.A. Ladd S. Lageman R.W. Laird G. Lambirth M.W. Layton T.P. Leddy C.J. Leeuw M.A. Lenke I.J. Llewellyn D.S.
Loepke S.G. Lohman S.J. Looney J.D. Lopas G.S. Lopez M.L. Lowe C.A. MacArthur K.E. Maehler R. Maheas-Smith T.H. Manning C. Manocchia D.B. Martin R.W. Martin L.A. Mauney J.J. May B.A. McCue K.D. McCulloch B.P. McGill K.E. Mears S.A. Meggitt J.T. Melius W.H. Melton D.C. Meyer B.C. Miller A.D. Minney J.A. Mottoa J.J. Moyer M.L. Murphy T. Murphy T. Nave J. Nelson E.J. Nixon M.A. Nixon K. Oldham G.J. Onsel J.T. Osborne P. Osteboe M. Padilla K.B. Parker B.D. Peters P.R. Pinkstaff S.G. Podawiltz M.M. Poynor J.C. Purdy J.L. Purpura T.M. Quinby J.B. Railsback T.D. Randall K. Ray M.R. Richard L.A. Riebeling G.L.
Roeder D. Root G. Rosenberger T.I. Rower D.W. Rufener F. Russell B. Rutberg F.M. Ruthling J.F. Saidy J. Schneider R.P. Sebasco V.J. Sergi J.H. Shaw J.R. Sheairs L.C. Sias R. Silverman R.J. Sklenka R.E. Smith T.L. Sparks G.T. Spatig C.S. Squillacioti J.B. Stark J.A. Stembridge R.L. Stenberg D.J. Stenger P. Stevens S. Stiles M. Streeter T.J. Sullivan M.B. Sundh F. Svensson V.E. Tansey L.C. Taylor C.W. Teeter B.A. Tegge L.J. Thomas B.D. Thometz W. Toft J.G. Twist D.F. Twyman J.K. Tygart R.S. Tymczyszyn C.J. Vilella G.G. Vondriska S.C. Waldruff J. Walter R.A. Watt G.F. Watts J. Weimer R.W. West J.D.
White J.D. Whitehead K.J. Widener D. Wigginton T.F. Wimberly D.B. Wright HAWAIIAN T.E. Dau R.R. Emminger* J.T. Ferandin M.K. Gilliland D.B. Grant J.G. Schnedorf K.R. Sussel R.B. Sweet K.L. Wohlhueter JETBLUE W.J. Clapper J.P. Costello J.A. Ewart R.C. Eyman M. Krakoff D.N. Wilson MESA I.A. Ahmed B.N. Edelson T.J. Gaylord S.H. Goakes R.J. Henry M.J. Hogan K.O. Paris PIEDMONT D.M. Meyer P.J. Nakhoul PSA J.A. Coeling SPIRIT J. Ackerman J.G. Bonney V.G. Brocklebank S.R. Creed C.A. Cueto P.M. De Grenier B.D. Grant T.J. Hirshon* P.W. Hopkins A.C. Kriewall P. Machado D.L. Morlando J.S. Perin C.J. Peterfeso M.C.
Schneider D.G. Sytsema TRANS STATES E.C. Simmons UNITED L.S. Abdu J.M. Abell J.J. Abramson F.A. Adams S.H. Adams P.J. Adornato D.G. Aglio E.R. Aillon C.S. Allen T.C. Allnatt J.A. Altieri D.S. Anderson M.S. Anderson M.J. Ando H.O. Andresen W.A. Anonsen C.D. Arana J.W. Archuletta M.S. Avery W.L. Baer C.L. Bagby S.S. Bailey N.J. Ballack C.R. Bankole R.I. Banks N.L. Barchard C.R. Barnett J.D. Barnes J.H. Baron B.D. Batson D.D. Beachler S.L. Beard G.P. Beining M.R. Benton S.R. Bestul M.L. Beyer S.A. Bickford M.G. Biesecker M.J. Bigelow S.M. Biley E.S. Billys D.R. Bishop S.D. Blackburn H.T. Blake J.J.
Blum D.D. Boal A.W. Boardley M.G. Bockelman B.S. Bogart L.J. Bohnett S.G. Bortel J.P. Bowen T.W. Bowker W.L. Bowman M.M. Boyd J.K. Bradley C.A. Breker J.C. Brett J.L. Briggs S.P. Brookman M.J. Brooks J.C. Brown M.R. Brown K.S. Bryan J.M. Buchanan K.J. Buchar S.P. Buckley J.V. Burdick S.A. Burgess R.R. Butters K.E. Buxton G.L. Cain B. Cairns R.G. Calderon R. Calderon R.E. Caldieri J.W. Caldwell J.H. Call M.W. Callaway D.D. Callender R.M. Campbell C.H. Cannon C.P. Carey A.C. Carrigan J.W. Carroll R.E. Carson M.L. Carter
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 37 M.M. Carter S.M. Cates B.A. Caudill J.C. Caudle J.W. Chandler J. Chapa J.C. Chapman E.A. Chase F.W. Cheeseman A.T. Chen L.A. Cherry D.A. Clark D.R. Claxton S.W. Cloyd W.M. Coffield T.G. Coine J.A. Coleman D.H. Colin C. Connelly D.L. Cook S.R. Cook C.M. Cooke W.J. Cosgrove J.S. Cote J.L. Cotter C.F. Coyne J.S. Craig S.T. Crase J.B. Crawford D.J. Cumins R.A. Daanen C.M. Dahler R.P. Dake P.A. Dalton T.R. Dalton J.J. D’Antonio G.A. Davis J.B. Davis R.C. Davison M.L. De Hart P.J. De Mars M.A. De Vore G.S. Dean D. Deegan T.P. Delaney J.P. Demarino J.G. Dickson P.N. Dicostanzo P.F.
Dietz B.R. Dixon R.T. Donohue M.T. Draper R.M. Dunlop K.E. Duppler I.R. Dutton J.R. Duwve D.T. Earnest D.B. Eastman J.D. Ellis J.J. Ellis P.K. Elvin E.A. Enix E. Erdal D.G. Erdman N.V. Evelich G.E. Everhard M.A. Falter D.E. Fandrei S.P. Farkas S.I. Feldman C.S. Feneley A.F. Fernandes E. Fernandez W.J. Fetterly N.A. Filippov B.C. Fink T.E. Finnegan J.J. Flack W.A. Follin E.L. Folsom R.D. Forbes D.A. Foster R.S. Fox J.H. Francis P.J. Francisco W.H. Franklin A.R. Freeman D.D. French W.F. Gander E.M. Gannon I.I. Garba R.S. Garrett D. Gately A.L. Gentry D.A. George T.W. Geraghty C.R. Gillson M.M.
Ghafouri R.J. Giuda J.D. Gleitz B.J. Goad G.F. Goepfrich K.M. Goetz J. Goldwasser M.G. Goodman R.R. Gordon R.G. Granley M.T. Grant J.A. Gray D.K. Greiner J.A. Grobbin C.E. Grohs P.L. Gurney J.M. Haas M.P. Hall R.M. Hallett M.J. Hamilton E.J. Hannum P.J. Hansen R.P. Hargrove D.L. Harlan A.C. Harris D.M. Harris R.W. Hart T.A. Hartsfield N.E. Harwood B.A. Hayes M.A. Hayes S.L. Hebert R.A. Hebinck S.D. Heckard D.J. Heires S.E. Hempe C.J. Henderson R.K. Henderson B.J. Herron M.A. Herzfeld M.R. Hildebrand J.R. Hill K.A. Hjerpe S.K. Hoefer D.W. Hoeschle G.M. Hofsommer J.M. Hogancamp G.K. Holiday R.L.
Howard M.S. Hudak S. Hughes C.A. Hulen B.P. Hunnewell B. Hunt D.A. Hutchinson J.G. Huyler T.M. Insler L.W. Isabelle S.M. Jacobson G.W. Jenkins K.K. Jenner B.L. Jennings C.A. Jimenez B.S. Johnson J.T. Johnson K.L. Johnson S.K. Johnson D.R. Johnston A.E. Jones C.D. Jones T.F. Jones P.R. Judson S.F. Julian J.H. Kallen K.A. Kardell J.D. Kattau L.A. Keen J.K. Kehlenbach P.M. Kelton M.K. Kemp S.A. Kirsch M.J. Kleman J.D. Knopp K.C. Koenig J.K. Kohlmeyer R.A. Kordek D.G. Kriegsies K.B. Krueger S.A. Kuenzi R.A. Kuhlen C.W. Kuhlman D.R. Kuhn D.L. Kurt S. Lacey B.A. Landon K.M. Lapides B.M. Layden J.N.
Lazear G.W. Lear D.R. Leewood M.T. Leinders C.S. Leiseca M.W. Le Roy M.J. Letellier C.S. Leverone J.P. Lewis M.A. L’Hoir G.J. Liggett E.J. Lincoln S.P. Lindell S.P. Lindemann B.A. Lindsey J.L. Livingston A.R. Loeffler K.F. Lotspeich B.R. Lower D.P. Lucke T.D. Ludwig D.G. Lupo C.L. Luther G.P. Madok D.T. Madruga J.L. Maling K.M. Malone D.S. Marotta M.T. Martin T.J. Martine W.A. Manswell R.N. Mapel I.M. Marcano M.R. Marcinkiewicz H.J. Marcus W.D. Mason J.D. Mauricio P.M. Maus J.N. Mavromatis J.F. Maximov K.K. Mayfield F.L. McCabe P.F. McCarthy R.E. McCartney J.R. McCarty D.J. McCaw C.F. McCleary J.G.
McClellan P.R. McConnell M.A. McCoy J.C. McCullough G.R. McGowan F.J. McGuire W.J. McKenney C.H. McLelland E.C. McManus S.J. McQuaid S.D. Meyer A.L. Miller B.D. Miller E.F. Miller M.D. Miller J.T. Miller R. Milstead R.M. Minarik M.A. Minervini K.E. Mize M.W. Moddeman R.O. Moen G.C. Molidor D.K. Mollot R.L. Monroe G.A. Moore M.K. Morgan E.A. Morse W.J. Morse W.D. Moschella C.S. Moser D.M. Mueller L.L. Muir L.A. Mulei T.M. Murphy M.L. Murray A.A. Namlick J.A. Neal T.P. Nelson W.A. Neveu S.T. Newby S.W. Nicolson F.O. Nisar J.H. Nooger J.K. Norbeck R.G. Norris J.A. Nyaradi E. Obregon P.J. O’Halloran J.D.
O’Neill R.E. Olin H.F. Olsen J.H. Ourso D.M. Palanica C.E. Palmer K.D. Palmer R.L. Pamplin D.S. Pantone A. Pappageorge M.C. Paredes R.B. Patterson T.A. Patton S.A. Patz J.A. Payne D.D. Pengelly D. Peros H. Petersen K.M. Peterson B.T. Petrovich E.R. Phillips G.D. Phillips E.T. Pickner J.L. Pierce W.A. Pirani M.C. Pistole F. Pizzonia J.A. Porter G.S. Poulos B.D. Powell E.S. Price J.M. Prince P.D. Purkey T.B. Purvis P.J. Quigley G.S. Quick G.A. Quist M. Raffino J.I. Raices C. Rappa W.A. Redman* B.R. Reed B.L. Revoir C. Reynoso J.D. Ricciardi R.N. Ridenour B.A. Riggs C.D. Rihm C.M. Riley J. Roberts J.S.
Rock J.G. Rockwell P.T. Rockwell V. Rodrigues K.J. Roedema T.B. Rosenthal A.D. Ross S.M. Rossetter A.J. Rubbo M.P. Rucando T.C. Rudl P.A. Ruegger R.J. Ruley J.F. Ruonavaara A.L. Russell M.R. Russell N.A. Rutberg J.A. Rutherford P.H. Ryan J.M. Salvini B.A. Sanders J.A. Sanders C.A. Sands J.A. Santiago D.J. Sarfati S.W. Savold A.L. Schaff S.D. Schindler E.D. Schmitz D.G. Schultz N.S. Schwartz M.J.Schwinghammer R.H. Seabury D.A. Searles M.A. Seest M.C. Segeren D.P. Sewell M.A. Shapiro J.M. Shea J.A. Sherck R.A. Sherlock W.R. Shivell M.H. Shupp R.W. Siegfried M.D. Sienkiewicz J.W. Silcott K.J.
Simecek G.A. Simmons J.T. Simons E.D. Simpson C.V. Sizemore A.J. Skilbred G.K. Skoropada M.M. Skretta G.S. Slocum R.C. Slovitsky J.W. Smart J.K. Snider B.E. Snyder K.A. Sommers C.C. Spencer C.H. Spencer D.E. Spieth J.P. Spilman K.R. Sprague J.J. Starr C.S. Stimson F.O. Stoddart B.G. Strickler E. Striegel D.L. Stroup R.F. Stumpf J.D. Sullivan V.G. Sullivan G.M. Sumner K.G. Sund M.C. Swenson J.R. Swindell N. Swindells J.M. Tatro W.L. Teaff K.L. Terry G.Z. Thiessen H.A. Thomas T.A. Thornton* D.M. Tidler A. Tinjar E.S. Tinkl D.C. Tornabene J.L. Trainor R.L. Trinque D.A. Trotter M.J. Uhlenbrock R.P.
Ullman M.W. Upson J.C. Van Essen S.D. Vaughan E.B. Vaughn A.T. Vedock R.A. Veenstra R.J. Ventura K.M. Vicars C.L. Viers D.W. Villareal C.H. Voeghtly H.A. Wachs M.L. Wagner D.K. Walker *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
38 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » Capitol Club - Cont’d C.R. Wallis M.L. Walters T.J. Watters P.B. Weber W.B. Wheeler K.K. White S.D. White D.P. Whitworth M.P. Wickman J.G. Wiens J.P. Williams D.L. Williamson N.J. Wilson J.S. Wilson D.J. Winquist D.L. Winters D.M. Witter J.B. Wolfe S.K. Wong D. Wood W.W. Worster T.N. Wredberg G.L. Wright J.S. Yackus S.S. Yamamoto M.J. Zablocki H.F. Zapf D.E. Zapp G.S. Zientara D.B. Zinda P.H. Zumdieck FRIENDS OF ALPA-PAC E.E. Davis A.R. Eno R.J. Harrell S. Hodgson C.A. McCarthy E.M. Philbin C. St. Denis S.B. Vereb* Century Club The following individuals each contributed $100-$239 to ALPA-PAC in 2014 AIRTRAN K.S.
Badger T.V. Giovannelli M.J. Hatten AIR TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL T.L. Rogers AIR WISCONSIN R.H. Burgess M.L. Chadwick M.V. Cleveland R.C. Donoghue M.S. Fritchen C.M. Gallagher E.P. Johnson B.M. Keider T.V. Kosloski J.D. Krieger M.J. Leland S.C. Nachod M.J. Perrizo K.C. Poley J. Rodriguez B.M. Terry J.A. Wirth J.A. Woodham R.L. Zaiman ALASKA M.C. Airis T.J. Aldrich J.D. Allard J.P. Allison M.F. Allmann M.C. Althen K.C. Arrol J.N. Ballweber T.C. Barker S.A. Bass R.D. Benner C.G. Bentley S.E. Brodersen K.E. Brougher J.M. Browand F.L. Brown G.L. Bruce P.J. Carpenter C. Carswell M.J. Catherall P.L.
Caylor S.M. Chabert K.E. Coville J.E. Dixon B.J. Donaldson M.E. Dotson J.M. Doyel M.R. Duettra R.A. Duplain R.M. Elmer P.H. Emmert B.K. Farwell T.S. Figenskau P.F. Fitzpatrick C.L. Flowers G.W. Funk J.P. Geddis J.R. Haldeman T.J. Heacox S.J. Hebert J.L. Hinz D.R. Holmes J.C. Hopper D.L. Hoyt T.F. Hubble B.J. Jacobson A.C. Johnson J.K. Jones J.E. Jordan D.A. Kempf E.E. Knierim D.W. Koehler A.C. Kullick T.A. Lannoye P.C. Larson L.C. Long P.G. Lotakis T.F. Lyon J.C. Malsby N.S. Mangat J.L. Marty W.P. McQuillen J.J. Mikos M.O. Miles G.J. Miller S.R. Mokos O.K. Myklebust S.K. O’Connor G.D. Osmond H.R.
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Behr B.J. Freeman H.S. Hammer J.M. Jarvi M.S. Jefcoat C.S. Mankamyer K.P. O’Neal J.P. Payne S.T. Prescott J.A. Stratton G.E. Wickline T.E. Zerbarini COMMUTAIR J.D. Bassett W.S. Hoffee COMPASS L.R. Bagato A.J. Boutin G.A. Bywater J.E. Forst R.C. Grove J.A. Kremer C.D. McCreight J.L. Pinkerton S.D. Press T.J. Rice M.L. Sexton P.M. Storost S.T. Veith M.F. Wright DELTA T.J. Aberle L. Abernathy S.K. Abery R.N. Ackland T.M. Ackman E.R. Addy R.J. Adomi P.M. Aiesi G.J. Alario J.T. Albright J.A. Alcorn C.J. Alem S.D. Allan E.R. Allison R.A. Altobelli J.C. Andersen D.R. Anderson K.B. Anderson L.J. Anderson R.S.
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Becker G.L. Becker J.D. Becker D.M. Beckler D.G. Begin P.R. Behrens F.S. Bekker J.H. Bell K.L. Bellairs B.E. Belt K.E. Bender T.E. Bender L.J. Bendoski G. Berdini J.S. Bergert T.F. Bergfalk C.M. Bergin J.W. Berlin F.H. Bernard P.D. Bernstein K. Bettencourt K.S. Betts B.L. Biglands M.L. Birdsong R.W. Birdwell J.M. Bishop L.K. Bishop L.W. Bishop G.J. Bitter R.E. Bitzer S.W. Black J.D. Blacker A.M. Blankenship R.E. Bliss M.P. Blomquist C.E. Blomstrom J.S. Blonsick S.R. Bohlander T.N. Bohman A.G. Bonutti G.C. Bopp S.E. Bosecker R.L. Bostad J.W. Bothe K.M. Boudreau N.G. Bourdua J.D. Bouvet B.A.
Bowman J.M. Bowman L.G. Boyes S.D. Boyle P.C. Bradshaw D.S. Brady M.R. Brady R.M. Brady R.M. Brawley G.A. Bray C.C. Bree L.G. Breton B.J. Brinzo T.T. Brobst E.M. Brock S.A. Brodersen G.F. Broker D.D. Brook R.A. Brook D.M. Brown D.R. Brown G.C. Brown K.M. Brown M.D. Brown M.E. Brown R.H. Brown T.D. Brown J.L. Brummett S.H. Bruning N.J. Bryan K.A. Buchberger B.F. Buck R.B. Buehler V.J. Bulach H.H. Bunchman D.L. Burke C.J. Burns O.A. Bush J.R. Butler W.R. Byrd C.F. Calamoneri W.C. Callahan S.B. Calvert J. Cammarota J.H. Cannan R.A. Cannon D.W. Cantrell K.J. Cantrell J.M. Carbine J.R. Cardarelle T.R.
Cargill M.J. Carlos M.S. Carnahan J.F. Carvajal *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 39 J.S. Castle J.S. Cavalier T.S. Cavill D.T. Censullo J.J. Cercone S.P. Chambers D.M. Chandler B.C. Channon M.J. Chappell S.R. Charles E.C. Chavez M.C. Chelf P.K. Chesek R. Chesnut M.J. Chester F.A. Chierici D. Chies J.S. Child R.L. Childs J.L. Christensen A.E. Christian T.S. Christjans M.D. Christopher A.R. Cicheskie G.N. Clark J.A. Clark P.O. Clarke B.F. Clementi D.M. Cohan D.J. Coisson D.J. Colbacchini C.E. Cole D.R. Cole R.A. Coleman D.L. Collett H.L. Colon J.L. Combs V.M. Compagno P.A. Connelly M.J. Connery C.R. Connors J.E. Conrad D.G. Cook J.P. Cook R.J. Coopman K.E.
Copley R.D. Copley B.J. Corcoran C.J. Cote J.W. Cottam R.W. Cottom D.E. Cowan R.B. Cowart B.P. Craig J.L. Crumley S.A. Cullop S.W. Culver C.W. Curry S.C. Daniel J.K. Darrow C.M. Davis E. Davis L.L. Davis M.R. Davis N.D. Davis R.T. Davis B.D. Davison H.Q. De Oliveira G.C. Dean D.K. Dearlove J.J. Deblock C.A. Deck B.N. Decker S.J. Decker R.L. Degroot D.K. Deming B.A. Denham D.M. Denning D.T. Dennis G.M. Dennis S.P. Derda R.J. Dial C.W. Dickerson S. Dieffenbach M.T. Dietsch L.D. Dillon G.S. Dishart J.E. Dixon B.A. Doberstein G.C. Doherty G.R. Dolson W.A. Domke M.E. Don Carlos R.B. Donaldson B.J.
Donnellan W.W. Doonan P.J. Dorais R.S. Dowst R.S. Doyle S.W. Doyle J.M. Dozet J. Driscoll W.N. Drury T.B. Duer J.M. Duff R.D. Duffie M.S. Duncan S.P. Dunkle J.N. Dunn J.S. Dunne S.G. Dweck D.M. Dybas S.T. Dyer W.D. Dyerly G.P. Eberlein J.R. Echols J.B. Eden M.G. Edison J.P. Edmunds M.J. Egan D.A. Ehlert S.T. Eldert M.D. Elliott J.S. Elliott M.N. Elrod J.E. Elsey M.C. Emerson L.A. Empie J.T. Engle M.S. Englebrecht J.S. Erb A.E. Erisman W.M. Ermolovich A.G. Erwin G.D. Evans+ T.A. Eyre S.E. Fabian M.A. Fairley D.B. Fallon M.E. Falone M.C. Faraone S.D. Farish P.A. Farrell R.T. Farrell R.B. Farren L.B.
Fay M.S. Fedor L.A. Felmlee J.W. Fergus L.P. Feuerhelm S.R. Fiechtner S.H. Fielder D.C. Fields D.C. Fink P.J. Finley K.M. Finn J.F. Fisher L.H. Fishpaw D.G. Fitzgerald J.P. Fitzgerald T.P. Fitzpatrick T.K. Flaherty P.J. Flanagan D.M. Flannery S. Floco C.N. Flolo R.K. Flowers T.J. Foley S. Fongeallaz N.S. Fooks B.A. Ford B.R. Ford M.F. Ford C.T. Forrester E.C. Forsgard M.J. Fortanas J.H. Foss D.W. Fowler J.C. Fox G.R. Frandsen S.A. Frazer G.N. Fredericka G.A. Freeman P.L. Freese M.A. Frey P.D. Frey P.S. Frey C.K. Fromm C.F. Fruge W. Fuchs S. Fuller M.L. Gajeski T.M. Gallagher R.W. Gallup J.F.
Gannon D.J. Garcia T.G. Garcia F. Garcia, Jr. D.G. Gardner L.D. Gardner M.W. Gardner R.L. Gardner G.R. Garretson R.A. Garrett M.P. Geddie J.S. Geeting G.J. Gempler D.C. George D.R. George J.J. George G.R. Gerace T. Gerundo B. Gesenhues K.A. Gibson M.K. Gibson S.A. Gibson R.D. Gill J.P. Gillen D.K. Glenday M.J. Glenister J.M. Glenn T.D. Godfrey J.M. Godwin M.D. Good W.A. Good G.M. Goodhand K.R. Goodwin E.A. Gore G.W. Goss J.L. Gossner D.J. Gradwohl J.H. Grady J.K. Grady M.M. Graney K.D. Gravesen S.J. Greenwald F.S. Griffin S.M. Griffin J.J. Griffith S.P. Griffith S.B. Grim S.E. Griswold J.S.
Grushkin M.L. Gudmundson W.G. Guenther J.S. Gulliver P. Gustason D.A. Guth R.F. Guthrie D.M. Gutierrez K.R. Haas C.G. Habbick W.B. Hackett K.F. Hagedorn T.P. Hagman M.C. Haizlip G.D. Hale D.C. Hall R.L. Hall R.J. Halley C.V. Halli J.P. Halligan L.F. Halverson S.D. Hamann S.A. Hammond R.T. Hammonds D.D. Hancock D.A. Handy M.J. Hanifen A.B. Hankins W.P. Hanna J.D. Hannah J.K. Hanohano J.B. Hansen K.J. Hansen J.L. Harber C.B. Hargraves L.S. Harlan D.L. Harmer D.M. Harper D.W. Harper P.J. Harrell J.L. Harris D.C. Harrison J.D. Harrison S.C. Hart C.S. Hatfield B.R. Hathaway R.J. Hay D.N. Hayes T.P.
Healy T.M. Heatherman P.G. Hebert D.A. Hecht E.W. Heckler J.P. Hedrick W.G. Hedstrom D.C. Heiden J.S. Heilborn E.V. Heilman K.T. Heine S.A. Hemmingson K.F. Henabray C.D. Hendershot C.E. Hendrix R.L.W. Henry S.B. Henry B.D. Hertel R.E. Hess D.D. Hethcock T.E. Hibbetts R.A. Hibbs D.R. Hickey J.A. Hickox R.K. Hicks D.W. Higgins R.H. Hightower J.H. Hill J.L. Hill P.K. Hill R.C. Hill S.L. Hill K.M. Hindes J.C. Hinkle M.H. Hint J.M. Hippler T.O. Hocking D.A. Hodek M.W. Hodge J.P. Hodges P.L. Hoekenga L.W. Hoffmann K.R. Hohorst P.G. Holaren M.P. Holland P.G. Holmes M.J. Holt M.E. Holzer T.A. Hoogland G.W.
Hooper M.R. Hopgood D.A. Hopkinson J.J. Horn J.A. Houck W.E. Hourin J.B. Houseman A.G. Howell A.H. Howes R.T. Hoyer J.J. Hudnall D.J. Hudson D.M. Huey M.R. Hughes P.K. Hupperich G.D. Hurley S.D. Husted R.W. Hutchins D.W. Hutchinson H.E. Hutchison D.E. Hutson R.T. Hyatt W.T. Ice J.A. Ilioff M.S. Iogha J.J. Iovine A.A. Ireland D.G. Ireland D. Israelite S.M. Israels D.L. Jackey R.S. Jackman D.R. Jackson M.A. Jackson F.J. Jacobsen D.E. Jacobson T.L. Jacobson R.J. Jaeckel R.B. Jaeger A.C. Jaffe M.E. James D.S. Jameson J.K. Janisch J.A. Janka P.A. Jarck T.R. Jarman R.M. Jenkins S.M. Jesionowski D.E.
Jewell J.G. Joern A.E. Johnson B.L. Johnson D.R. Johnson H.M. Johnson J.C. Johnston M.G. Johnson P.M. Johnson R.A. Johnson R.J. Johnson S.A. Johnson S.M. Johnson B.K. Jones G.D. Jones L.D. Jones M.K. Jones M.S. Jones T.L. Jones J.J. Juhola J.J. Jurecic S.J. Jurek K.A. Kaht S.H. Kale M.J. Kane J.H. Kannapell D.K. Kaplafka L.F. Karp J.S. Kasper C.A. Kastelein D.R. Kato J.J. Kauza D.B. Kay J.W. Kellogg G.E. Kelly T.B. Kelly J.R. Kemp J.R. Kennedy T.V. Keohane M.J. Kerekes L.F. Kerian D.J. Kerley R.P. Kewley S.A. Khan C.W. Kidd J.L. Killen M.A. Kimutis K.K. Kindschuh C.C. King J.N. King J.P. King J.S.
King S.D. King T. King K.R. Kingsley M.L. Kirar G.A. Kirchoff F.A. Kirkland G.D. Kirkland B.K. Klinger W.C. Knott *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
40 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » Century Club - Cont’d T.R. Knutson J.M. Kobitz K.L. Kobs W.F. Koch J.T. Kohler S.R. Kolasinski B.W. Korish J.J. Korn M.A. Korosi K.C. Korsmo L.D. Kough G.J. Kowall S.J. Kramer T.R. Kramer L.D. Kranz E.W. Krikorian A.J. Kronzer J.L. Krull M.R. Kuester V.P. La Penna J.K. Lake D.L. Laman W.B. Lancaster A.M. Lancia D.J. Landry R.W. Landsberg W.J. Lang C.J. Laquidara B.P. Large D.R. Larsen M.D. Larson S.A. Larson B.J. Lasher G.C. Lauth K.J. Lauver M.H. Lawless R.J. Lawless J.P. Lawson R. Lawson J.B. Lee S.S. Lee R.M. Lehle B.O. Leines R.R.
Leitzen S. Lemos W.D. Lenz T.L. Lesmeister T.D. Letson M.C. Levitt C.J. Lewis J.T. Liederbach D.C. Lincoln T.D. Lindsey E.T. Linhof A. List R.A. Lloyd D.W. Lonczak J.M. Long J.W. Loud C.A. Lowder J.S. Lowe M.A. Lowe P.E. Lucke J.C. Lunger J.F. Luper J.M. Luther M.S. Luther P.D. Lycan R.N. Maddox F.E. Madsen G.J. Magee R.W. Magill R.W. Magill D.L. Magro I. Makonnen R. Malagrifa T.G. Maloof S.P. Manley M.E. Manning S.J. Manning P.C. Marcin B.M. Marin R.A. Marqua C.J. Marsh D.L. Marshall S.V. Martell G.D. Martin J.M. Martin L.S. Martin T.R. Martin P.L. Marxsen C.R. Mason M.G. Mason R.W. Mason J.J.
Matar M.G. Mathews M.R. Mathison S.R. Matsen R. Matthews G.A. Mavity W.P. Maxwell S. Mazzola R.L. McBride V.P. McCauley D.J. McChesney S.J. McCormack G.J. McCoy K.K. McDaniel M.C. McDonald K.M. McElligott J.M. McElravy A.C. McFarland J.R. McGee P.T. McHugh K.E. McKay P.S. McKee M.D. McKenney D.E. McLeish R.L. McLeod R.C. McMillian D.M. McMinn K.M. McNamara C.E. McNutt K.M. Meador G.S. Meadows M.K. Meakins M.S. Mehl L.A. Meitrodt B.L. Merritt J.A. Metzger M.W. Metzger S.B. Meyer S.E. Milam J.F. Miles J.P. Miller K.J. Miller K.L. Miller L.R. Miller M.T. Miller O.C. Miller T.S. Miller D.R. Millspaugh J.M.
Mitsuoka J.K. Mitzelfelt B.A. Miyares C.D. Moffat P.L. Moffett L.R. Moffitt R.K. Mohar B.R. Molzahn R.J. Mongillo S.K. Monjeau K.S. Montgomery M.W. Montgomery J.E. Moore S.D. Moore W.V. Moore R.L. Moran K.J. Morgan R.P. Morlier B.H. Morris G.R. Morris R.R. Morris R.D. Morrison S.B. Morrison G.O. Morton M.S. Moss B.W. Muetzel D.J. Muhlenberg K.S. Muldrow S.W. Mungle S.M. Murray D.N. Myers H.M. Myers R.G. Myers M.A. Naro D.D. Neal R.L. Nelke E.C. Nelson G.K. Nelson J.P. Nelson M.S. Nelson S.A. Nelson M.J. Neumeyer M.J. Nichols M.W. Nichols T.C. Nichols F.E. Nickel R.E. Nickels R.N. Nickerson P.K.
Nielsen W.L. Nix L.M. Noe P.F. Nolen B.K. Nordheim M.A. Norelius B. Norman K.L. Norris N.L. Nuckolls B.K. Nunnally G.T. Nylander J.M. Nypaver G.P. Ochenkoski K.B. O’Connell M.T. O’Connor T.M. O’Connor S.E. Odland K.D. Ogston N.T. Ohr D.G. Olbrich B.R. Olmstead D.P. Olsen J.B. Olson J.C. Olson L.R. Olson M.J. O’Neil S.J. Orchard D.L. Orndoff J.A. Osborne D.M. Owen G.J. Pabst T.M. Paczolt J.L. Painter J.A. Palmer R.P. Panter P.D. Pappas N.H. Parker J.T. Parsons M.A. Pass R.H. Patch N.S. Patel S.W. Patellos M.A. Paul J.M. Pearson S.P. Peatross T.A. Pelczynski M.J. Peltz M.D. Petak K.S. Petersen M.S.
Petraszko L.A. Petrulio T.J. Pettinger M.M. Petty G.L. Pfeiffer G.R. Pheasant C.A. Phelps S.B. Phillips J.W. Pichert J.C. Pick L.E. Pierce D.H. Pierce A.C. Pierson D.J. Pietruszewski F.X. Pignone G.A. Pihl W.T. Pimentel T.A. Pinnell H.M. Pinsky J.M. Piribek S.D. Place R.D. Plugge K.J. Plunkett J.L. Pollard J.H. Polo G.V. Pool J.C. Porter S.H. Potter J.W. Poulter S.M. Powell J.P. Poynton A.W. Prato R.W. Pratt C.E. Price B.C. Pryor G.C. Psaros D.J. Puchalski D.D. Putnam R.D. Quarles G.J. Quinlan W.A. Racette R.R. Rada E.R. Rappold T.G. Raymer R.J. Razin W.D. Records S.E. Reed J.T. Reeman G.J.
Reese H.H. Reese T.D. Regeski L.E. Rehr K.E. Reiersgaard W.R. Reif M.R. Reilly J.M. Renard T.M. Renaud J.J. Rentschlar J.P. Restaino R.F. Reynolds R.J. Reynolds D.R. Rhodes J.R. Rice D.E. Riesselmann J.S. Riffle R.S. Riggins B.E. Riggs D.M. Ritzenthaler P. Rivas B.D. Roach R.D. Robbins S.A. Roberts P.D. Robinson T.E. Robinson M. Rockey G.F. Rogers J.A. Rogers R.W. Rogers W.S. Rohde A.R. Rohloff E.E. Roman S.B. Roman P.J. Rooney R.J. Roorda P.N. Rose G.S. Ross A.A. Rossano J.F. Rossi R.L. Roth M.J. Rourke C.S. Rowan K.G. Rowan C.G. Rowley J.P. Rozneck R.B. Rubens C.L. Rucker C.C. Rude M.V. Ruggiero B.S.
Rushing K.R. Ruth R.A. Rutter R.L. Sage D.L. Salmon G.A. Samels C.P. Sanden E.F. Sands L.J. Sanlorenzo M.E. Saul E.W. Saunders S.S. Saunders S.C. Sayler G.L. Schank R.M. Schank J.R. Schlosser J.F. Schneider M.E. Schneider J.C. Scholtz K.G. Schramm M.J. Schulter B.E. Schulthess R.R. Schultz R.E. Schwartz A.P. Scontras B.D. Scott T.L. Scott J.D. Sear K.L. See A.J. Seeberger M.A. Seifried J.C. Shaak J.J. Shafer D.B. Shagena R.J. Sharadin E.W. Sharadin L.L. Sharp J.D. Shaw W.M. Shaw T.C. Shellenbarger R.M. Shepherd M. Sherman E.H. Shiembob K.O. Shockley T.J. Shriner A.B. Shropshire K.W. Shular M.A.
Sidlow D. Simmonds B.N. Simmons N.T. Simonds A.S. Simpson J.F. Singletary D.L. Sinner J.C. Sinsabaugh R.G. Siok J.P. Sittler S.L. Skeeters G.A. Skonberg S.K. Sloan F.J. Slyfield A. Smark B.E. Smith B.K. Smith C.A. Smith D.T. Smith D.W. Smith K.S. Smith M.A. Smith M.E. Smith M.S. Smith S.J. Smith S.M. Smith T.J. Smith T.C. Smithwick A.N. Smyrnios F.E. Snyder R.A. Solik M.R. Solomon C.B. Sorenson T.R. Sorensen F.C. Spagnuolo C.R. Spitler M.A. St. Denis C.L. Stack T.M. Stainner D.E. Stallard K.P. Stapleton T.V. Starkey F.C. Starr R.B. Staub C.E. Stephens R.B. Stepp P.L. Stevens M.A. Stocker J.R.
Stoller J.W. Stone S.C. Stone D.W. Stoor M.J. Strasberg C.C. Strauss G.R. Strong H. Suda D.H. Summers F.S. Summers F.P. Sundloff R.L. Surrett P.J. Svensson S.L. Swantz R.C. Switzer S.R. Tarves *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 41 C.A. Taylor M.E. Taylor R.F. Taylor R.G. Taylor W.S. Taylor L.A. Tessler R.T. Tessnow G.T. Tetrault W.K. Thibault P.R. Thieschafer P.B. Thomas D.M. Thompson M.P. Thompson R.H. Thompson T.A. Thornton M.E. Thwaites P.C. Tibbetts S.L. Tidler J.G. Tovani W.C. Trainor R.F. Travitz A.S. Treon M.J. Troiano A.L. Trout K.S. Troxler A.F. Turner G.R. Underhill B.H. Underwood W.E. Underwood O. Unger D.J. Ureda M.J. Vaisvil G.M. Valvo V.H. Van Den Bosch D.M. Van Zandt R.E. Vandiver G.A. Vaughan T.W. Velasco J.A. Venable R.J. Verner C.S. Vernon S.J. Vester G.O. Vilardi J.J. Villers S.R.
Vincent J.P. Vincze W.R. Virata A.J. Vivinetto C.R. Voisinet J.M. Vrtis G.M. Vujnovich C.L. Wagner+ R.J. Wagner S.G. Waite J.A. Wakefield D.B. Waldman C.S. Waldmann W.E. Walker W.V. Walker A.R. Wall C.D. Walsh G.P. Walsh W.F. Walsh W.L. Walters T.R. Ward N.J. Warthen B.D. Watkins S.J. Watkins J.K. Watson P.B. Watson J.A. Weatherman J.J. Weaver T.D. Weaver C.A. Weber G.J. Weber T.C. Weber D.J. Webster G.R. Weddick D.L. Weekley R.A. Wegner A.C. Wegrzyn S.D. Weigel M.E. Weinkrantz R.D. Welch K.W. Welty B.A. Wentz R.A. Wesolowski P.R. Westerlund V.C. Western M.C. Wheeler R.C. Wheeler D.L. White F.E.
White K. White L.D. White M.W. White S.R. White C.M. Whitworth S.L. Wilberg L.J. Wilchynski P.A. Wilcox B.C. Wild J.R. Wilder P.D. Wilder G.W. Wildermuth S.F. Wiley D.M. Williams T.J. Williams D.J. Williamson D.R. Williamson J. Willows J.M. Wilson M.N. Wilson P.M. Wilson A.M. Wilton H.M. Wisdom D.G. Wisniewski F.T. Wojie L.A. Wolf D.T. Woodbury D.A. Wooley P.C. Working D.A. Wright J.D. Yancy D.C. Yarbrough D.D. Young D.L. Young G.S. Young R.L. Young W.D. Young T.C. Zarnowski W.M. Zatezalo C.G. Zayac P. Zeeman J.R. Zerbo P.S. Zielinski S.C. Zink E.J. Zumbrunnen J.R. Zupon ENDEAVOR AIR J.E. Allen T.M.
Bluhm C.J. Bohannon J.R. Bonnville B.W. Burkemper M.S. Burris A.T. Busch J.A. Campbell D.K. Camper H.W. Christie T.E. Coltharp S.K. Dahlager M.A. Digges D.L. Drexler S.W. Edwards J.J. Englund R.F. Formanack S.K. Gates M.D. Harris R.G. Harris S.J. Harris R.P. Hartman P.W. Haub K.L. Knisely M.A. Kunz M.A. Lorenz G.M. Lubenau J.A. Lux* J.A. Marzell B.M. McQueen M.A. McRedmond J.R. Moran S.G. Moyer K.M. O’Reilly R.M. Piechotte M.M. Pierce C.B. Renk S.G. Robinson C.J. Rust D.S. Schilling W.R. Speer C.B. Stermer D.C. Szurgot L. Thrysoe L.K. Venberg C.M. Ward C.M. Widman D.C. Wines ENVOY AIR F.A.
Alvarez D.N. Clark P.J. Couture F.A. De Filippo R.A. Ely J. Eppard J.Q. Fletcher J.E. Funderburk D.A. Gibbs J.H. Glenna P.D. Heffley V.R. Jester S.R. Johnston J.E. Magee* H. Mark A.M. McKee G. Olmeda J.G. Pool C.W. Ramirez S.B. Rowe D.A. Ryter C.L. Smith B.P. Sweep R.J. Thomas E. Vazquez EXPRESSJET D.E. Altier L.B. Coco J.D. Cowieson* D.L. Eccles C.W. Grable B.M. Holmberg C.R. Johnson C.C. Keithley M. Kupetz R. Meier D. Oeswein L.A. Putzeys S. Rocha P.D. Ryder P.N. Sanker M.L. Simmons R.D. Ward M.T. Wilcox FEDEX EXPRESS P. Abrams C. Adams T.J. Agha R.T. Ahlstrom M.E. Albritton D.A. Aldrich A.L.
Allen C. Anderson P.M. Andress M.L. Andrews J.R. Arnett S.D. Arrington J.J. Aylward C.E. Baker L.A. Ballard S. Ballard J.K. Bangma R.D. Baron A. Bartlett H. Baumstark J.A. Beach J.A. Belt J.L. Bennett M.R. Berkowitz B.C. Bernett N. Berra L.J. Bertus D.H. Besecker B. Birchem V. Bonasso T. Borowiec C.T. Bradshaw J. Brelsford J.M. Brennan R. Bright R.J. Brown B.A. Browning C.W. Brubaker G.H. Bruckmeier J.C. Bryant P.F. Buckley D.J. Budzinski F.W. Burke B. Burns G.A. Bynum K.M. Callahan J.E. Cardenas E.S. Carl J. Carman K.W. Carrow C. Carter M.E. Casey R.F. Caulk R.H. Chandler D.C. Chase C.L. Chenoweth T.D.
Christ S.A. Cline J.E. Cobb D.L. Colwell J.D. Connolly L.M. Cooper N.B. Cornwell P. Cover A.D. Coward M.P. Cruff A. Crum S. D Anna R.E. Dahl M.W. Danielson G. Dawson T.J. Deau H. Debruhl D.T. Degavre D.M. Dennis E.D. Dertien M.C. Domeyer E.A. Donat F.J. Donohue S. Donovan J. Dorchak W.S. Dorman Jr. K.A. Dubinsky F.J. Dubuisson G.E. Duncan G.D. Dunne M.E. Durant J.K. Durden A.J. Dziki P.A. Eagle S.C. Eckert S.C. Edward M.H. Eidson K.R. Eissler B.K. Elmore S. Emswiler B.J. Endres B. Etherton J. Ewen F. Farina R.J. Fielding J.M. Filice C.B. Fitz M.J. Foley K.A. Forste M.E. Fox S.A. Fracasso J.T.
Frankl A.D. Franklin* S.F. Frati M. Frye J.S. Gastrock B.J. Gebhard S.N. Gibbs D.L. Good J. Good B.K. Gottsacker J.L. Gourley J.W. Grant M.A. Grassie P.L. Greene J.A. Greenhall S.M. Gregov P.L. Grey J.A. Gshwandtner L. Guichard W.J. Gulowski A. Gutierrez P. Hagerty U.R. Hajari E.C. Halvorson W. Hammack D.K. Haney F. Hanna J.L. Harlow M. Harrington G. Harrison M. Harsh C.E. Hart D.J. Healy C.E. Henry R.M. Henry M.K. Hepler T. Herring J. Hickey G.J. Higney B. Hoffman C.M. Holland F. Holloway D. Holmes R.D. Hora S.L. Horn T.J. Hornyak R.G. Horton W.D. Hubbell D.S. Hubin J.M. Ingalls M.S. Jamieson G.A.
Janelli C.I. Jessup D. Jeter A.B. Johnson D. Johnson J.P. Johnson J.S. Johnson S.H. Johnson M.S. Jones P.J. Jones R. Jones P. Julien K. Karsell B.M. Kebely D.N. Keddington R.J. Kelley K.M. Kelly L.R. Kelly M.S. Kelly R.A. Kendall S.L. Kennedy S. Kieffer R.E. King J.W. Knox W. Kodama J.M. Koontz M.J. Krebs L.S. Laine W.M. Lane J.W. Lawson M. Leavitt P.R. Lenz B.S. Lessin V.G. Liberti T. Lipscomb A.C. Littlejohn G.E. Livaditis W.L. Lowe P.A. Lucas R.P. Lundquist C.J. Lutat B.R. Machinski P. Madden K.A.Mahoney-Littell T. Mancini W. Martin R.F. Matthews A.J. Mattos W. May D.K. Mayes F.P. Mazzone S.A.
McCabe *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
42 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » Century Club - Cont’d W.C. McCann K. McClelland T.N. McKee K. McMillin M.J. McPhee P.C. Meagher P. Meehan T.S. Meiselwitz T. Melton D.J. Mendez P.A. Metzger R. Michaud P. Micou B.A. Miller L.R. Milsap J.R. Mitchell W.R. Mitts J.D. Mock R.P. Moe R. Monju B.L. Monshor C.J. Moran J.B. Morrison R.J. Morrison J.D. Morton P.M. Mullen D.T. Nanney M. Newsome S.J. Nicolia D. Nix M.J. O’Connor P.M. O’Dair S. O’Leary G.R. Oliver J.D. Oliver J.H. Olson J. Omey B. O’Rourk J.P. Pasowicz D.A. Patton J.E. Paul M.A. Paylor T.M. Payton C.J. Pearson J.P.
Perkins J.F. Perry M.J. Peters M.F. Phelps H.G. Pilcher M.J. Plowman W.R. Pope G.W. Powell M.J. Pusch T. Quinn J.M. Quirk A. Radtke S.L. Ramsey E. Reed S.E. Reid T. Rentz R.J. Reynolds B.R. Ridder B.G. Ridgway D.G. Risch J.D. Rogness K.K. Rosche B.R. Rosko R.A. Rothstein T.M. Royston P. Rupple D.K. Rusk M.E. Ruth G.J. Ryan R. Salazar D.S. Sammons D.R. Sampson P.B. Sanchez M. Schiffer D.A. Schlichting D. Schloth T. Schmidtke J.M. Seabold A.E. Shew M.B. Shideler K.W. Shields D.M. Shinn R.E. Shiver G.L. Simmeth L.K. Smith S. Smith S.G. Smith S.S. Smith D.E. Snyder J.D. Staley M.J. Steadman M.A.
Steger J.S. Stephens J.R. Stewart K.A. Stokes D.A. Strandberg T.E. Stroud B. Stuart D.S. Swiatkowski T.R. Talbot J. Tavrytzky D.A. Taylor W.J. Tetlow W.G. Tew V.J. Thal-Slocum B.H. Tilp D. Tippett W.P. Tompkins D.W. Tuck T.P. Turley V. Tyber B.R. Tyndall D.L. Underhill D.S. Urich T.R. Van Deman J. Vaskovich M.B. Vaughan G.R. Viggiano P.A. Villem D.A. Vincent P.P. Vu M.G. Wade J.P. Wahleithner J.S. Wahleithner V. Walker B.P. Warcup H.E. Waters T. Weckerling M.M. Wedl E.M. Weingram D.G. Wells M.L. Wells A.P. Wember W. West D.M. Whittemore P.D. Wilkerson A. Williams D.H. Williams L.B. Wood J.
Woods R.R. Yeats E.T. Yee P.G. Zahner R.M. Zesbaugh HAWAIIAN P.J. Adams C.R. Aldrich M.A. Anderson R.L. Baldwin I.K. Bouret J.E. Chellin A.N. Doles M.E. Drake L.T. Edel C.M. Elley P. Fata K.M. Fujimoto B.M. Furrow S.M. Gaudino A.K. Higa R.C. Hoopai J.T. Jones C.J. Joyce R.M. Kozacik D.T. Kurihara K.S. Martin K.W. McBride J.D. McLaren K.R. Murase L.H. Nakabayashi M.C. Naval W.T. Paige B.W. Peacock J.C. Petrides B.S. Richardson E.A. Roth B.E. Roy P.C. Searl D.J. Story L.D. Terrell T.R. Wheeler D.F. Worthen* ISLAND AIR M.R. Vories JETBLUE R.T. Chapman G. Rivera G.D. Schwend P.J. Smith A.P. Vanvoorhis P.S.
Walsh R.J. Wanes MESA L.W. Clark D.P. Cox J.C. Cullum D.W. Fitzgerald D.C. Frazier T.P. Gilleran W.W. Glass D.E. Griebel E.A. Guido L.B. Hart A.M. Hill T. Hryniw R.S. Kemp W.J. Knapp E. Larsen C.C. Marshall C.S. McNeely S.L. Oler S.K. O’Neal R.E. Redfern A.T. Russell G.V. Schindler D.L. Tolleson R.S. Varney R. Vera J.A. Weingart K.J. Wilson PIEDMONT M.B. Berson B. Freedman M.S. Jarosz R.B. Leggett R.B. Schultz PSA A.J. Dechter T.S. Gruber W.C. Mathieson P.P. Meyer P.H. Moffitt SPIRIT S. Arango G.G. Aschebrenner J.C. Baumgardner T.M. Camman P.J. Doroba M.B. Duailibi H.M. Ferry D.I. Fuller G.A.
Gallego P.G. Guerra J.F. Hann S. Hatchwell B.P. Johnson E.B. Jones S.W. Justmann J.W. Kennedy C.J. Kirin G.R. Lopez M.R. Lorusso C.B. Mencel C.S. Murashige R.K. Neibert A.T. Nelson M.D. Nowell D. Poletti P.I. Prada M.E. Roberts D.E. Rosenstein E.D. Rosenthall J. Ruark J.M. Ryan E.M. Sager J.G. Sanford T.E. Schneider R.D. Schooley P.W. Slotten A.R. Sodano S.J. Stevenson R.F. Symanski J.C. Thompson A.E. Turner D.N. Vetter T.W. Wheat M.P. Wickboldt R.A. Willis J.J. Wolf SUN COUNTRY T.A. Matson J.A. Scheffler J.J. Yockers TRANS STATES J.L. Hunt C.D. Lent J.P. Trimbell UNITED R. Aaronson S.C. Abbruzzese J.H.
Abegg T.B. Abel T.M. Abendroth M.J. Abrams A.W. Adam M.S. Adam C.D. Adams C.T. Adams M.J. Adams R.D. Adams S.T. Adams C.J. Ainsworth A. Alcazar D.S. Aldrich J.R. Alexander D.M. Alfonso D.A. Allan S.R. Allen J.B. Almond L.E. Ambrose C.M. Andersen- Briscoe A.S. Anderson S.J. Anderson M.D. Andreasen M.A. Andrews S.E. Antonacci L.G. Appelbaum C.J. Arnold K.S. Arnold R.W. Aronsson P.J. Arrington M.L. Askew C.C. Athan C.A. Axell M.D. Babcock W.L. Bader E.M. Baker S.A. Baker C.P. Bales W.A. Bales R.M. Ballard N.C. Balovich A.T. Banks J.S. Barath S.A. Bargas J.R. Barkley B.A. Barlow C. Barlow C.J.
Barnes J.A. Baron P.J. Barrera W.G. Barrett C.P. Barsamian D.P. Bartlett O. Basaran M.F. Batts R.B. Bautista S.C. Bays P.E. Bear B.A. Beck M.S. Beguelin K.D. Beltrano R.H. Beltrano A.A. Benedetti C.L. Berkeley B.A. Berman A.A. Berrett D.A. Bertellotti M.J. Betelak J.W. Betik P.A. Bickelmann S.A. Biondo D.L. Bishop G.D. Black D.E. Blackard M.M. Blissard S.E. Blomgren W.H. Bold M. Bomber S.C. Bonnington W.R. Bookheimer D.L. Boone K.W. Borchelt J.T. Bost M.A. Boswell D.M. Botta S.P. Bottoms B.A. Bouffard J.R. Bouley M.M. Bradley W.P. Brady G.V. Brandenburg P.J. Brandmeier A.B. Brandsoy D.E. Brandt T.A.
Branscom B.D. Brant S. Brashear S.D. Brashear A.A. Braun D.E. Bray S.A. Brazao D.J. Brazeel M.D. Breckbill J.M. Breedlove T.E. Breem E.J. Brennan D.L. Briggs F.M. Bringhurst R.R. Bristow T.G. Broderick W.B. Bromley D.A. Brothers D.D. Browdie A. Brown D.C. Brown G.A. Brown J.D. Brown J.R. Brown M.A. Brown R.B. Brown J.W. Brucato J.P. Brucia J.L. Brunette J.L. Buch S.L. Buckner G.R. Budenaers E.C. Buescher D.W. Bullard D.M. Burke K.F. Burkhardt C.J. Burnett A.L. Burns B.P. Burns K.D. Burnstein J.F. Buseman+ K.L. Bustle S.M. Butler A.J. Byers M.W. Byron J.P. Calderon J.A. Callaway C.R. Calnan *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 43 K.K. Calori M.O. Camacho T.P. Campbell F.X. Capano T.C. Carefoot J.A. Carmichael M.J. Carpino R.J. Carter R.J. Casey D.A. Cassell C.T. Castelli B.E. Castile L. Castillo D.B. Castro D.M. Catalano B.E. Catarra R.T. Catarra A.R. Cerbins M.G. Champion G.A. Chandler R.S. Chandra B.R. Chapman F.R. Charmforoosh M.D. Chase J.E. Chipman B.N. Christensen M. Christian G.R. Cieszynski O.L. Cisneros J.R. Clark J.S. Clark K.A. Clark D.A. Clavey C.J. Clay S.D. Claypool S.L. Cloud B.J. Coakley B.A. Cohen B.A. Colby D.R. Coleman R.R. Coleman D.M. Collins M.A. Collins T.J. Colucci D.O.
Colvard D.R. Colwell S.M. Combest A.M. Combs D.A. Comey S.M. Como M.J. Compton M.P. Conboy M.E. Connell B.W. Conner P.J. Connolly T.L. Connor J.R. Cooper C.C. Copping G.M. Corey T.D. Cornett D.B. Cornwell P.L. Costello A.L. Cottrell M.B. Covington J.J. Cowen L.J. Cox M.R. Cox J.P. Crail C.D. Crosby J.P. Crytser A.W. Cummings J.S. Cundiff S.E. Cunningham W.W. Cunningham J.L. Cyr G.R. Dahl D.E. Daniel T.A. Dardis W.J. Davenport W.J. Davidson C.C. Davies J.E. Davis T.M. Davis W. Davis D.L. Dawson D.M. De Bolt D.M. De Sutter R.T. Decker J.A. Denton D.G. Detwiler M.D. Detzler G.C. Dieckmann J.W.
Diesing K.W. Dilillo J.D. Dingess R.W. Dixon D.L. Dobias R.J. Domaleski R.C. Donahue S.B. Dorman M.P. Douglass P.O. Dow M.W. Down J.D. Drexler D.J. Duckett B.R. Duden J.E. Duetsch M.L. Duetsch J.I. Duncan C.W. Dupon R.E. Dutcher C.K. Dyson R. Dziaba J.A. Eanes H.G. Earle M.H. Easterbrook W. Eby A.D. Eckert S. Edmond N.A. Edridge N.R. Edson I.R. Egap J.P. Egli B.B. Eide T.H. Einemo D.A. Emery S.R. Encinas C.A. English D.G. Erazo H.M. Erskine M.T. Ethington D.P. Evans R.M. Evans M.A. Everist J.A. Faivre C.S. Fath C.L. Faust D.K. Featherston J.M. Fernand J.L. Ferrari A.G. Ferrell M.L. Fick R.K.
Fields L.G. Figari G.M. Filippone H.M. Fink B.L. Finley M.J. Finley M.C. Fischer C.P. Fisher J.M. Fitch S.E. Fitch J.W. Fitzgerald B.F. Fitzpatrick M.R. Flanagan J.W. Fletcher K.L. Fletcher W.C. Fletcher S.D. Flood G.A. Forrest M.R. Foster G.M. Fox J.K. Fox J.W. Fox R.D. Franklin G.D. Freeman J.S. Freeman K.E. Frickelton G.M. Friedrich M.F. Frische T.E. Frost R.G. Fuchs T.R. Fulford T.J. Gallagher K.D. Galloway G. Gallucci K.D. Gardner A.E. Gaspari D.K. Gasperino S.M. Gatzulis J.A. Genovese M. Gerhard C.P. Gersbach D.A. Giese J.C. Giglio G.W. Gil T.B. Giles B.Y. Godlove G.K. Godshall S.R. Gomen R.L.
Gomez G.F. Gonzalez J.L. Goodman M.S. Gordon D.J. Gorman R.W. Gorski D.W. Grabb M.T. Grafton C.R. Grant T.F. Grant B.J. Graver R.E. Graves M.J. Green W.Y. Greenlea J.L. Gregory K.A. Greimel D.A. Greywacz M.L. Griffin E.C. Grinnell D.C. Grinton F.W. Groff V.P. Gualtieri J.R. Guibault K.L. Guilfoyle S. Guletsky G.C. Gulliver J.D. Gunning S.L. Gustafson C.R. Hagan D.K. Hagendorn R.L. Hain R.A. Haislup M.A. Halstead G.L. Hamilton R.B. Hamilton M.Y. Hancock K.D. Haney S.E. Hansel P.E. Hansen M.M. Hansson D.B. Hardee J.W. Hardie J.S. Hargrove F.P. Harper K.B. Harrigan B. Harrison D.R. Hartman J.W.
Hassell D.J. Hassenger J.T. Hassett J.P. Hassinger A. Hawkes L.D. Hawkins C.E. Hayes T.D. Hayes P.L. Hayward C.M. Hearn P.D. Heath R.L. Hefner M.A. Hegg J.J. Hegseth D.W. Heinrich G.G. Heitmann R.E. Hencey T.W. Henning R.J. Heyman M.R. Hightower S.A. Hildreth R.E. Hill M.J. Hitchcock C.J. Hiza D.A. Hobbs E.C. Holmgren R.A. Hoops L.P. Horn E.W. Hostage C.M. Hoza L.D. Hubacher E.S. Hudson J.M. Hudson K.M. Hueftle J.K. Humbles B.D. Humphreys M.T. Hure K.P. Hurst B.J. Hutchens M.R. Hutchinson J.L. Illing T.M. Ingersoll J.D. Inman E.L. Introligator J.T. Irlbeck M.D. Irvine J.R. Jacaruso C.G. Jackson D.M.
Jackson R.T. Jackson B.J. Jacobs M.A. Jacobs T.D. Jacobs D.A. Jacobson K.A. Jacobson J.J. James B.A. Janssen M.T. Jarocki J.K. Jarreau A.E. Jayo L.D. Jeffries D.W. Jenkins J.L. Jensen R.D. Jethwa K.J. Johansson W.R. Johnson B.R. Jolley D.C. Jones G.L. Jones K.H. Jones J.M. Jordan R.P. Jordan R.K. Juhl K.M. Kahn B. Kalom T.C. Kane T.F. Kapikian M.W. Kappes B.T. Karren R.J. Kashur K.L. Katte J.R. Katz T.K. Kaufman D.A. Keehn K.M. Keller J.J. Kelley W.C. Kellis D.G. Kelly D.H. Kelly K.R. Kennedy M.J. Kennedy M.J. Kenney T.C. Keohane J.M. Kesner M.C. Kessler S.L. Kidder W.J. Kilano P.D. Kincart C.J.
King C.L. Kirby S.P. Kirik M.V. Kirkner R.R. Kjerstad L.S. Klauer D.H. Klein K.M. Kleinberg L.A. Knechtel T.L. Knight B.J. Knopsnyder J.T. Knudsen P.T. Koch R.L. Kocken N.S. Koizumi K.P. Kokal W.H. Konrad G.J. Kons J.K. Kost G.M. Kowalski K.W. Kraley M.J. Kramer V.A. Kranian D. Kroushinsky K.K. Krumm T.R. Krupa R.D. Kuiper J.S. Kulski S. Kumar T.W. Kunstorf K.W. Kunz E.M. Kvittem J.A. La Canfora L.E. Labrec R. Lamar S.T. Lambrick C.S. Landen C.L. Landolt G.E. Lane J. Larosa D.C. Larsen D.R. Larson K.S. Larson R. Lasater L.G. Latimer C.A. Lawrence S.P. Lee J.E. Lehrke D.J. Lemoine F.C. Lenihan J.V.
Lenihan P.F. Lenihan R.B. Lentz D.E. Lewis W.A. Licht E.A. Linforth M.T. Lloyd D.F. Lockwood L.M. Logan D.J. Logisz T.L. Lombardo E.R. Lopeman M.J. Lopes S. Losavio S.N. Luci T.B. Lucius L.T. Lumpkin P.R. Lumsden R.E. Lutes D.W. Lyman E.P. Lyon A.R. Macino D.E. MacDonald D.J. Madden J.E. Magette J.D. Magnani H.W. Maguire F.D. Malko J.C. Malone P.B. Malone C.L. Mamzic C.J. Manning J.L. Marchildon K.M. Margetts W.E. Marker T.L. Marther R.C. Martin R.T. Martinez J.J. Martino K.R. Marty J.K. Marut E.F. Massad P.C. Mathis K.A. Mattson P.C. Mattson J.B. Mayer P.R. Mazzola E.D. McCarthy K. McChesney E.T.
McClusky M.H. McCormick D.K. McCoy M.J. McCracken J.K. McCrone A.F. McCullough M. McDermott J. McDonald J.G. McElligott T.J. McEntee M.J. McGagh J.S. McKain P.R. McKee J.A. McKenna *Project Wingman Flight Lead +Deceased
44 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA-PAC ROLL OF DISTINCTION 2014 » Century Club - Cont’d M.C. McNeill D. McQueen G.L. McQueen J.D. McRitchie M.S. McSheehy M.J. McSoley D.L. Meek A.P. Meisner J.A. Melilli B.P. Menke W.J. Mentink G.A. Mercier A.F. Merone T.M. Messer J.H. Mestman J.I. Meyers C.H. Miller L.D. Miller T.A.MillerCampbell K.L. Millerick M.G. Milo V.V. Minissale A.J. Mispagel T.F. Misselwitz D.H. Mitchell J.R. Mitchell M.R. Mitchell D. Mochocki S.H. Moloney S.D. Moltzan R.M. Mondora K.A. Montague D.L. Montgomery D.C. Moore J.C. Moore H.J. Morales T.W. Morrison R.W. Morrow W.E. Mosley L.D.
Mote B.D. Mowery K.E. Muhlberger D.A. Murray J.C. Mutchler J.R. Muus M.E. Myers R.A. Naert D.V. Naman P.K. Nanninga M.A. Nastri R.M. Nealon M. Neff M.E. Nelson R.M. Nelson J.M. Nesheim T.M. Neumann J.J. Newberry W.F. Newland C.E. Newton W.J. Newton B.H. Nichols M.E. Nichols R. Nichols S.J. Nichols D.L. Nicoletti S.J. Nicoletti P.C. Nielsen W.M. Niemi W.E. Norteman B.P. Noyes O.R. Nuila M.J. Nywening T.J. O’Brien D.A. Odell* R.G. Odneal D.A. Oliver M.F. Olsen R.S. Olson T.S. Olson D.G. Opseth P.T. Ota P.F. Ottenstein P.C. Palazzolo G. Palm F.W. Palmer L.W. Paparella M.J. Parisi L.K. Parsons J.M.
Pascual D.F. Patrick W.B. Patterson K.B. Paulson T.J. Pavlik R.L. Payne-Ryan P.V. Pellegrino M.F. Pelletier K.M. Pellicore M.A. Penning P.S. Perdue H.M. Perry M.T. Peters D.W. Petersen R.R. Petersen T.M. Peterson J.A. Phelps M.T. Phillips T.D. Pignotti A.J. Pisculich J.S. Pocock J.R. Porter J.G. Preedy D.A. Preshlock R.L. Prothero J.V. Przygocki W.S. Rafuse P.B. Raheja J.G. Raleigh P.A. Ramdial R.E. Ramstad R.N. Randall T.R. Rasmussen P.A. Rea K.C. Redmond T.R. Reeve S.J. Regan C.E. Rehberger D.A. Reily A.D. Rennecker E.J. Rennekamp S.L. Renno W.L. Ressler D.A. Reynolds J.G. Reynolds J.O. Rhoades C.N.
Rhodes G.F. Ricciotti E.E. Rickman B.K. Riegel T.A. Rijke G.B. Rings J.C. Rivet C.L. Roberts J.B. Roche R.P. Roche J.R. Rodriguez M.S. Rodriguez F.J. Roeper D.M. Rogers M.M. Rogers D.M. Romcevich M.D. Romerein K.A. Rose D.T. Roseberry A.E. Ross D.B. Rossetter D. Rouse W.J. Roy C.M. Ruff J.F. Russell R.R. Ruterbusch F.P. Sackett D.L. Sacoman A.A. Salameh S.P. Sanchez M.A. Sanderson L.T. Sandford D.R. Savage B.L. Saxton M. Scarafile T.J. Schaefer G.N. Schallow C.A. Schermacher N.B. Schleicher C.P. Schnake C.W. Schoenneman M.J. Schubert J. Schuchat T.S. Schultz C.R. Schuyler J.A. Schwart A.J.
Schwartzman D.K. Scott G.C. Scott J.K. Sedin E.C. Segaar A.P. Segarra F.A. Self S.L. Senegal M.M. Senft D.A. Senior M.M. Seybert F.P. Shaffer S.P. Shaffer S.A. Shah Y. Shani N.C. Sharber J.H. Sharp D.L. Shavers R.F. Shay W.I. Shelton S.I. Shiff E.C. Shipman D.L. Siebold E.L. Siegel V.S. Sikora M.P. Sills C.A. Sims B.D. Skanron P.A. Slajus D.B. Smeltz A.W. Smith D.J. Smith J.J. Smith M.K. Smith M.S. Smith R.W. Smith E.W. Snelgrove G.L. Somerton W.M. Spence J.W. Spolarich G.E. Spooner P.K. Srichantra T.G. Staats J.E. Staffieri K.E. Stahl R.B. Stark J.G. Statler J.J. Stauffacher A.D. Stavropoulos S.C.
Stebbins G.A. Stegmeier S.T. Steindorf D.D. Steinfield J. Stern A.R. Stevenson D.P. Stevenson R.W. Stevenson B.G. Stewart B.G. Stocker J.R. Stoll W.T. Stovall M.J. Strasfeld K.R. Strickland- Sargent M. Strittmatter E.W. Strotz L.E. Stuber D.A. Studebaker S.M. Stuetzer R.D. Stults A.A. Suarez D.F. Sullivan P.V. Sullivan R. Sullivan T.H. Sullivan W.I. Summers J.S. Sunde S.B. Sweeney S.A. Sweet D.D. Swift J.H. Talbert A.B. Tanaka J.D. Tate T.R. Taylor R.E. Tedstrom E.R. Temple M.J. Testa B.D. Teubel S.H. Theumer M.S. Thornton G.R. Thorson A.A. Thrasher L.R. Tiahnybik S.W. Tibke T.E. Tinsley J.D.
Titus M.J. Tobin J.T. Toivola D.L. Torigian G.M. Towers K.W. Treptau C.A. Tringali M.C. Trojak V.R. Trotman S.J. Trotta M.R. Tungett A.D. Turner K.P. Turpen K.J. Tyburski B.W. Tyler W.J. Umbach K.A. Usher R.S. Van Bebber P.A. Van Den Heuvel J.L. Van Wormer A. Vandermolen P.E. Variali S.P. Varinsky M.J. Vasquez M. Veleda R.L. Velez J.P. Vick D.F. Vidovich S.K. Vidruk S.D. Vinson S.B. Vogtritter M.D. Voss C.R. Wachtman D.S. Wagoner R.P. Wahl C.R. Wallace W.R. Wallace B. Wallis T.C. Walmsley D.L. Walsh J.R. Walter J.B. Waltrip C.E. Ward R.C. Ward C.D. Warren J.E. Warus T.M. Waterworth J.R. Watson C.D.
Weatherly P.D. Webb D.L. Webster A.J. Weggemann S.P. Weiler E.A. Wentz D.J. Wenzel L.R. Wersky E.O. Wevik J.M. Wharton C.N. Wheatley B.L. White D.J. White J.D. White D.L. Whitley D.L. Whitman T.D. Wicklund R.D. Widholm R.C. Wiedenhaefer R.R. Wien K.B. Wilder C. Wildi J.W. Wilhelmi R.M. Wilkerson M.E. Williams R.M. Williams B.D. Williamson D.C. Wilson D.E. Wilson S.H. Wilson T.F. Wilson J. Wolff G.P. Womack J.C. Wood A.M. Worster G.J. Wright P.A. Wright T.M. Wright T.R. Wright M.D. Wrobel G.A. Wroblewski R.G. Yauchzy B.L. Yoder J.R. Young J.P. Yoviene E.D. Zahn W.B. Zane C.S. Zellner R.J. Zerr R.J.
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46 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 By Capt. Paul Ryder (ExpressJet), Chairman, ALPA Fee-for-Departure Committee, and Capt. Spencer Rowe (Envoy Air), National Coordinator, ALPA Furloughed Pilots Sup- port Program C rew resource management (CRM) is an essential part of our jobs and is used primarily for improving avia- tion safety. As pilots, we are trained to be technically proficient in flying and to use all available resources in both normal and abnormal situations. Now let’s apply a similar concept to our careers. For those pilots looking to move to another carrier, start thinking about career resource management.
ALPA, through its Fee-for-Departure (FFD) and Membership Committees, is your extended team working to aid in your progression to a large-jet airline. Several new tools are available to help you navigate the process and get you to your final destination.
ANEWWEBSITE The FFD Committee launched a new, members-only website, ffd.alpa.org, that has a robust list of issues and programs dedicated to our pilots. Chief among them is a career-progression section that provides detailed information on a wide variety of topics to help pilots prepare for the pilot-selection process at their carrier of choice. This includes a list of the airlines that are hiring, their minimum qualifications, hiring data, and links to apply. The site will continue to be updated and expanded.
HELPFORFURLOUGHEDMEMBERS For our furloughed members, ALPA has continued to develop and expand its Furloughed Pilots Support Program (FPSP) since its inception in 2008.
The FPSP has an established network that provides members with information and resources to help them manage their career progression while in a holding pattern. Its goal is to aid pilots in their journey back to the flight deck. GOINGTOANINTERVIEW? The skills and training of ALPA members are unmatched, and we want to help you be suc- CRM for Your Future Visit ALPA’s Fee-for-Departure website, ffd.alpa.org, frequently for up-to-date hiring data, interview workshops and events, and additional resources. “For those pilots looking to move to another carrier, start thinking about career resource management.”
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 47 cessful. So we’ve partnered with the leading interview-preparation consultants in the industry to of- fer workshops to our members at no cost. Each event will include a presentation from our partners about what it takes to get hired and the best practices for successfully interviewing with a large-jet operator. These work- shops will be held around the United States and Canada, and event dates will be posted to the FFD Committee website as details are finalized. APPLICATIONS101 Also on this website is an interview sec- tion in which members can learn about the application and selection process at various airlines.
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OPENHOUSEOPPORTUNITIES Last month, the Alaska Master Executive Council (MEC) hosted an open house for 125 ALPA pilots to give them valuable insight into the hiring process and op- portunities to network with Alaska’s pilot recruitment team. The event, held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Wash., was a tremendous success, and many pilots secured follow-up interviews as a result. We thank the MEC and Alaska Airlines for organizing this open house and look forward to working with them again. We plan to expand this program and hold similar events at other airlines that have ALPA-represented pilots.
DOYOURPART As you continue to prepare for your next career move, it’s important to safeguard the one you have now. Our industry is facing many threats, and we need to work together to protect our current employment as well as our long-term prospects. If we don’t, we may not have an airline to advance to. Get involved in ALPA’s Government Affairs initiatives. Consider donating to ALPA-PAC—the most bipartisan labor PAC in the country. Also, take part in ALPA’s Calls to Action and other efforts to effect positive change for our members and our profession. Current advocacy campaigns address the pilot pay shortage, state-owned airlines, the need for secondary cockpit barriers, the Fly America Act, taxes and retirement, and FAA reauthorization.
Log on to the FFD Committee website and go to the Government Affairs section to learn more and find out how you can make a difference.
It’s your turn. ALPA developed a com- prehensive career resource management program to help you stand out in a hyper- competitive hiring environment. Now it’s up to you to take advantage of these resources, prepare, and plot a course for success. This is the final article in the career-progression series. The first two articles (“Landing Your Dream Job” in March and “Prepare, Practice, Succeed” in April) provided information and techniques to help ALPA pilots prepare and apply to a large-jet carrier.
What you’ll find at Schwab is a company with a 40-year record of challenging the traditional Wall Street model to create a bet- ter way to serve investors like your pilots.
Q.At what point in a pilot’s career should he or she begin think- ing about the future and finances? A.When it comes to in- vesting, there are three principles to keep in mind. First, have an investment plan that’s based on your personal risk tolerance. Second, don’t try to time the markets. And third, keep your expenses and fees as low as reason- ably possible. We believe you should start planning—and more importantly, start sav- ing and investing—as early as possible. It sounds simplistic, but it’s very powerful: the more money you can save and invest, and the longer you can keep that money invested, the less dependent you’ll be on the performance of the markets to reach your goal.
Q.Are there better or worse times for someone to start invest- ing or to increase invest- ments in the markets? A.In hindsight, you can always find times when it appears more advantageous to either get into the market or sell based on its dips and peaks, but they’re nearly impossible to predict. In our experience, the amount of time you’re invest- ed in the market is far more important than timing the market perfectly. And waiting can be the riskiest strategy of all since that could have been time spent growing your money. Of course, you want to be realistic about your spending needs, how much you’re truly able to save, and be clear about what you’re saving and investing for.
That’s where planning comes in and why it’s so important to start early.
Q.What’s your advice for individuals who’ve put off saving or investing? A.It isn’t too late to get started, though the older you are, the more important it is to minimize Air Line Pilot Q&A » SCHWAB 48 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Executive Services (a separate service offered by Charles Schwab &Co., Inc.) is not intended to be a substitute for specific individual tax or legal advice. Schwab does not provide tax or legal advice and does not provide tax or financial planning services for assets held in a qualified plan. Where more specific advice is necessary or appropriate, please consult an attorney, qualified tax advisor, CPA, financial planner, or invest- ment manager.
with Charles Schwab’s Walt Bettinger QA & By ALPA Staff A LPA’s National Retirement & Insurance (R&I) Com- mittee, made up of line pilots from various ALPA pilot groups, has fostered and provides oversight for relation- ships with outside service providers it believes lend value to all ALPA members. Since 2009, the committee has endorsed Charles Schwab as a preferred vendor that provides comprehensive per- sonal financial services to ALPA members. Early on, Schwab President and CEO Walt Bettinger saw the value in cultivating a relationship with the Air Line Pilots Association, International as airline pilots are typically savvy and financially responsible professionals.
The R&I Committee and Air Line Pilot asked Bettinger about the importance of the Schwab/ALPA relationship, the specific services tailored to ALPA members, and why it’s never too early (or too late) to think about your financial well-being.
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 49 your spending and maximize the amount of money you’re investing because you have less time to build your sav- ings for retirement. You may need to consider working a few more years to allow more time for your investments to grow, and you might want to be less aggressive with those investments to better protect what you’re saving.
Also, if you’re 50 and older, you’ll want to think about making “catch up” contributions to your 401(k) and IRA. Q.What are the most important consider- ations for those who are taking steps to plan for their future?
A.I always encourage in- vestors to be as honest as possible with themselves in some key areas: be clear about your goals; be realistic about how well can you stom- ach short-term losses in your portfolio in exchange for po- tential growth; be confident about your ability to meet savings and spending goals that your plan relies on; and make sure you understand your plan and the assump- tions it’s built on, including the investment costs associ- ated with the plan. Think about the level of ownership we take in other areas of our lives—whether it’s the amount of time we spend researching a signifi- cant purchase, helping our kids pick the right college, or selecting the right contractor to perform home renovations.
Our financial futures really deserve a similar or even greater investment of time and level of ownership. Q.What advice would you give airline pi- lots in order to make the best investment decisions?
A.Over our 40-plus years of providing investment services, we’ve been fortu- nate to experience investing through the eyes of millions of investors, and to devote considerable resources here at Schwab to studying what works and what doesn’t. It’s also been the life passion of our founder and chairman, Chuck Schwab. Based on that experience, we believe in an approach rooted in the principles I mentioned earlier: have a plan, stick to it and don’t time the markets, and keep your costs as low as possible.
Q.What are the keys to a successful invest- ing plan? A.Two things are really important: diversifica- tion and asset allocation.
Make sure that the invest- ments you choose are diversi- fied across a range of invest- ment vehicles and economic sectors that tend to move in opposite directions as mar- kets change. Asset allocation is the process of making sure the mix of assets you hold reflects the trade-off you’re comfortable making between the risk you can tolerate and the reward you seek. If you’re in doubt about how to achieve the right level of diversifica- tion and asset allocation, consider getting high-quality, objective investment advice and financial planning help. Even if you’re a highly inde- pendent person who likes to research and pick your own investments, you can benefit from the perspective of a financial consultant to sort through the increas- ing variety of investment choices in the market and the growing complexity of our markets.
Fortunately, ALPA mem- bers have the ability to take advantage of our Charles Schwab Executive Services team for advice and guid- ance. I would encourage all ALPA members to leverage the team’s experience and expertise. Q.As a partner with ALPA to provide services for its members, why should ALPA mem- bers choose Schwab? A.We appreciate that ALPA members have many choices when it comes to financial services pro- viders. What you’ll find at Schwab is a company with a 40-year record of challenging the traditional Wall Street model to create a better way to serve investors like your pi- lots.
Our strategy is encapsu- lated in three simple words— Through Clients’ Eyes—which mean we operate our business with the interests of our clients at the top of our minds. We strive to provide superb value, advice that you can understand and use, a wide choice of investments and how you work with us, and transparency in what you pay and in the thinking behind our advice. There are no hid- den agendas here! We believe the trust our clients place in us is reflected in the fact that our firm has more than doubled client assets—to $2.5 trillion—in the last six years. And it’s a level of trust we never take for granted.
Q.What about airline pilots compelled your organization to tailor services specifically for ALPA members? A.We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve ALPA members. Pilots are in many ways are our ideal clients: goal-oriented, methodi- cal, independent, and demand- ing perfection. We appreciate that many of your members want a choice in how they work with a financial services provider, and we’re happy to provide as much or as little help and advice as our clients would like. We have a variety of solutions for investors who want ongoing management of their investments, or we can act as a partner and copilot for those who want to remain more independent and self- directed.
We’re thrilled and honored to be of service to your members.
Walter W. Bettinger II, 54, has been president and CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation since October 2008. Schwab is one of the world’s largest financial service firms with $2.5 trillion in client assets. He leads a workforce of approximately 14,600 full-time employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, Calif., and branch offices in more than 325 locations across the United States plus London, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. Bettinger has been recognized throughout his career as a leader in financial services, including selection in 2014 to Fortune magazine’s Businessperson of the Year listing.
50 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 ALPA@work Advancing the Profession…Pilots & Staff Making a Difference— Behind the Scenes A LPA’s Pilot Assistance Forum, held April 1–2 in Washington, D.C., brought together just some of the many pilot volunteers who contribute to the Association’s Aeromedical, CIRP (Critical Incident Response Program), HIMS (Human Intervention Motivation Study), Profession- al Standards, and Canadian Pilot Assistance groups that provide peer support to help pilots facing challenges in their personal or professional lives. Together with officials from government, industry, and labor, these pilot vol- unteers shared stories and networked to broaden their pool of resources.
Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA’s president, welcomed the forum’s 170-plus attendees and spoke about his own experi- ence with atrial fibrillation several years ago and the complex process he endured to regain his medical certifica- tion. “This room is filled with pilots whose work affects our members most when they need your help, support, and guidance most,” Canoll said. “Your stories represent the very heart of our union, and for that I thank you.” “You’re at your best when we’re at our most vulner- able,” said Capt. Joe DePete, ALPA’s first vice president and national safety coordinator, who recounted the challenges of losing his 25-year-old son in 2006.
DePete expressed his sincere appreciation for the exceptional support he received that “helped make a hard road less hard.” Outlining the forum’s packed agenda, Capt. Jerry McDermott (United), ALPA’s Pilot Assistance chairman and forum moderator, noted, “We have two full days planned. We’re not going to get any rest, but I think we’re going to be able to keep your interest.” HELPISAVAILABLE Presentations touched on important considerations for current-day problems and case studies of events that saved pilot careers. Dr. Joanna Regan, from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and Heidi McFarlane, from Aviation Workhealth & Emergency Services Products Worldwide for Medair, used last year’s Ebola outbreak to examine inflight responses to potential public health risks.
Regan noted that the CDC has performed more than 40 assessments involving airline flights since July 2014 but most have not required seri- ous follow-up.
Dr. Naved Ali, medical director for Stepping Stones Concurrent Disorder Services, explained that what a person experiences in traumatic situations is due in large part to chemical reactions, adding, “The stress response you’re having is not in your head; it’s in your body.” Patricia Wells, with the American Red Cross Animal Therapy program at Wal- ter Reed National Military Medical Center, brought to the forum several dogs that have been used successfully to reach those suffering from severe trauma who are other- wise nonresponsive.
Dr. James Fraser, the FAA federal air surgeon, and Dr.
David Salisbury, director of medicine for Transport Canada, discussed obstructive sleep apnea, pilot screening processes, and what over- the-counter medications are acceptable for flight duty. Other presentations dealt with the evolution of ALPA’s Professional Standards and HIMS groups. Two members talked about personal chal- lenges they had to overcome to return to the cockpit and the extensive support the As- sociation provided. ACKNOWLEDGING ACHIEVEMENT “Tonight we celebrate the dedication of some of our own,” said Canoll, welcoming attendees to the awards dinner to cap off the conference.
F/O Thomas Thornton (Delta) was presented the 2014 ALPA Pilot Assistance Award for his 17 years of work as a Professional Standards Committee member and chairman. Thornton was honored for improving relations between pilots and management, and for develop- ing the Delta Pilot Assistance Network Committee.
Capt. Heather Ducimo (PSA) received a presidential cita- tion for upgrading her pilot group’s Pilot Assistance Com- mittee from virtually nonexis- tent to fully functioning. Capt. Craig Korsgard (United) was presented a presidential cita- tion for his work as an Em- ployee Assistance Program/ HIMS Committee volunteer for his Master Executive Council, and for his assistance with merging the Continental and United HIMS programs. —John Perkinson, Staff Writer “You’re at your best when we’re at our most vulnerable.” CAPT. JOE DEPETE, ALPA FIRST VICE PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL SAFETY COORDINATOR SUPPORT STRUCTURE As part of the Pilot As- sistance Fo- rum awards dinner, F/O Mark Segal- off (United), ALPA’s Pilot Assistance vice chairman, talked about serving as a new Master Executive Council chair- man at Colgan Airlines in 2009 during the time of the Flight 3407 accident.
With no committee structure in place, Segaloff turned to ALPA national for help. “While it was an unpleasant experience to go through, I am thankful to have had such fantastic volunteers surrounding me, helping the pilots navigate this try- ing time.”
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 51 ALPA’s Security & Jumpseat Councils Meet T he price of freedom, it’s been said, is eternal vigilance. In that spirit, the ALPA pilots dedicated to keeping the air transportation system free from malicious acts and airline pilots free to use jumpseats for commut- ing to work (and captains’ authority to control jumpseat access) remain vigilant in their defense of those freedoms. ALPA’s Security Council and Jumpseat Council met in ALPA’s Herndon, Va., Con- ference Center April 7–9 to discuss their recent, current, and future activities. “You are the point men,” said Capt.
Joe DePete, ALPA’s first vice president and na- tional safety coordinator, to the group. He spoke at length about the Association’s current avia- tion security priorities, adding that to be successful the union will need to apply “steady, incremental pressure.” Capt. Fred Eissler (FedEx Express), ALPA’s Aviation Secu- rity chairman, led the event. He reviewed the work of ALPA’s Board of Directors Delegate Committee 3, describing the committee’s directives as “our marching orders.” Eissler noted that he feels that the most important BOD directive is » to improve air- and ground-based threat education and mitigation strategies by engaging with industry and government security agencies.
“We need to stay ahead of the bad guys and their evil intentions,” said Eissler. “Pilots are the weapon, and the best tool we have is what’s between our ears. Forward thinking and training are essential to maintain our security.” Fred Gerow, a Transporta- tion Security Administration field intelligence officer at IAD, discussed current civil aviation security concerns, potential weapons (especially “artfully concealed” improvised explo- sive devices), and the evolution of aviation security procedures since the 1960s.
“Thethingthatkeepsmeupat nightisterrorism,”DePetecon- fided.“Absolutelynumberone. Whatkeepsyouupatnight?” “The insider threat,” respond- ed one of the Security Council members. “Caterers, cleaners, mechanics—the lone wolf.” “If you’re an all-cargo pilot, it’s even worse,” DePete said. “Your operation can be outside the SIDA [security identifica- tion area], which doesn’t have the security protections that the SIDA provides.” Capt. Len Empie (Delta), his pilot group’s Master Execu- tive Council vice chairman, noted, “A lot of our airlines are refleeting; it appalls me that, 14 years after 9/11, we don’t have secondary cockpit barriers in- stalled in these new airplanes.” Capt.
Robert Hamilton (PSA), ALPA’s National Security Council chairman, reported that the Security Council’s achievements during the last 12 months include » overhauling ALPA’s Secu- rity Training Course (STC), » adding Eissler and Capt. Darrin Dorn (Alaska) as STC instructors, » developing ALPA’s Hotel Security Course, » improving enforcement of federal laws against illuminating aircraft with lasers through its excellent working relationship with the FBI’s Criminal Investiga- tion Division, and » lobbying on Capitol Hill for ALPA’s security priorities. The Security Council passed motions to add crewmember self-defense training to ALPA’s Basic Security Course and the annual ALPA Air Safety Forum and continue to produce videos about crewmember self- defense and personal security.
Last year, ALPA’s Security Group produced videos on survival mindset, the “go bag,” and hotel security.
In other presentations, Jay Wells, an ALPA senior staff at- torney, explained legal aspects of laser strikes and remotely piloted aircraft security issues; Jordan Austin, an ALPA Gov- ernment Affairs representa- tive, discussed the Association’s lobbying efforts regarding aviation security; and Anne Ward, a Northwestern Univer- sity Ph.D. candidate, briefed the pilots on sophisticated methods for screening insiders for malicious intent. DougEsposito,amartialarts instructoranddefensivetactics instructor,gavethepresenta- tion“Prefense:The90Percent Advantage.”Thisholistic approachtopersonalsecurity wasdevelopedbyhislong-time associateandmartialartsguru, SteveTarani.“Ifyou’vegoneto guns,”Espositoasserted,“you’ve failed.That’syourlastsolution.” After Eissler, Hamilton, and Dorn gave a short course on how to assess a hotel’s security, the Security Council members visited a local hotel where they received a briefing from the hotel management on that subject.
They finished with an insider’s tour of the hotel’s multiple layers of security.
—ALPA Staff ON THE HORIZON: INTERNATIONAL JUMPSEATING F/O Rich Odbert (FedEx Express), ALPA Jumpseat Council chairman, reported, “A huge achievement we finished last year was attaining approvals for international jumpseating. The regulators are on board; now it’s up to the individual airlines to implement.” During a breakout ses- sion, the Jumpseat Council met separately to further discuss expanding interline jumpseating on foreign airlines. Odbert also talked about the council’s structure and goals, and stressed the importance of captains thoroughly vetting jumpseaters per the FARs and CARs.
“Forward thinking and training are essential to main- tain our security.” CAPT.
FRED EISSLER (FEDEX EXPRESS), ALPA’S AVIATION SECURITY CHAIRMAN
52 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Sounding an International Call to Action By Barbara Gottshalk, ALPA Strategic Mem- ber Development & Resources Department C apt. Don Wykoff (Delta), president of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), opened the 70th Annual IFALPA Conference by sounding a powerful call to action. “We need to advocate together for things that work,” he urged the more than 200 member association delegates. After a moment of silence for the victims of the Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 ac- cident, Wykoff said, “We must learn from this event. Our voice is relevant.” He then asked for collective, international action by IFALPA pilot leaders to bring the global pilots’ voice to bear at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and with policymakers and regulators worldwide.
Several other speakers also stressed the importance of pilot advocacy and collabora- tion among labor, management, and govern- ment when strategic priorities are aligned— the themes of the Global Pilots’ Symposium held the day before. Both meetings were held in Madrid, Spain, in April. Among the reports given by the Executive Board, Capt. Rod Lypchuk (Jazz Aviation), executive vice president (EVP) administra- tion, membership, and finance, assured del- egates that the federation is well-positioned to advance its new and expanded strategic objectives. “Through our efforts to retool IFALPA, control the budget, and further develop our motivated staff, I am confi- dent we can successfully carry out Capt.
Wykoff’s call to action,” he said. REPRESENTING PILOTS IN NORTH AMERICA ALPA, International is unique in that it rep- resents two IFALPA member associations— ALPA Canada and U.S. ALPA, which together make up the North American (NAM) region. Capt. Chris Lynch (United), EVP NAM, re- ported that ALPA’s Board of Directors, at its biennial meeting last October, had approved and adopted a new strategic plan that in- cluded a number of priorities and initiatives that focus on developing strong relation- ships with government and management representatives and other industry stake- holders to help shape government policy that promotes U.S.
and Canadian airlines and the airline piloting profession. “As my colleague and friend, Capt. Mark Seal, once said, ‘If you’re not at the table, you’re prob- ably on the menu.’ At ALPA, International, we are leveraging these vital relationships to ensure that pilots have a strong voice at the table and on Capitol and Parliament Hills,” he said. Lynch highlighted several examples, including ALPA’s staunch advocacy for science-based flight- and duty-time rules for airline pilots, both cargo and passenger, in the United States and Canada, and the As- sociation’s lead role in promoting national aviation policies and programs that create a level playing field for all U.S.
and Canadian airlines and aviation workers so that they can compete globally.
At the NAM meeting, Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA’s president, and Capt. Dan Adamus (Jazz Aviation), ALPA’s Canada Board president, detailed the challenges facing pilots in North America. Canoll discussed ALPA’s State of Our Skies and Deny NAI campaigns, which shed light on the threat of state-owned/state-supported enterprises and flags-of-convenience schemes. Adamus talked about Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which is taking away airline job opportunities from Canadian pilots. Capts. Mike Pinho (Delta) and Alfredo Suarez (United), along with former U.S. SCROLL OF MERIT At the gala awards dinner, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) honored five pilots with the Scroll of Merit for serving the federation “with loyalty, honor, and distinction, and contributing to the achievement of the objectives for which the federation was founded.” Among the honorees were three ALPA members.
Capt. Greg Wolfsheimer (Delta), IFALPA region- al vice president (RVP) US/CEP from 2002–2014, was honored for helping to increase operational safety through the implementation of new technologies and pro- cedures such as data link and SATCOM within the Pacific and South Pacific regions. Capt. Terry Lutz (Northwest, Ret.) was recognized for his work on the Tech Ops Com- mittee, which was instrumental in the Winter Operations Ac- cident Reduction Project. This initiative resulted in signifi- cantly reduced winter runway excursions.
Capt. Ray Gelinas (Jazz Avia- tion) was honored for his outstanding work as RVP Canada/Arc- tic from 2001–2013. An ALPA Air Safety Award honoree in 2010, Gelinas exhibited strong leadership during the 9/11 crisis when many transatlantic flights were diverted to Hali- fax International Airport. GlobalView
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 53 Ambassador to ICAO Duane Woerth (a for- mer ALPA president), further detailed the threat of the growth of Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar and the call for the U.S. government to enforce Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.
Representatives from several other regions voiced similar con- cerns, and all expressed their determination to coordinate efforts to address this threat going forward. IFALPAELECTIONS During the conference, airline pilots from around the world elected Capt. Martin Chalk (British Airways) IFALPA’s 18th president. In accepting this position, Chalk answered Wykoff’s call to action: “Unity. We all talk about it—we must live it and breathe it. Let’s get to work.” IFALPA delegates unanimously elected Lynch as the federation’s deputy presi- dent. Pinho was elected the EVP NAM to fill the remainder of Lynch’s term.
Lyp- chuk was unanimously reelected as IFALPA’s EVP of administration, mem- bership, and finance. Capt. Mike Hynes (United) was reelected regional vice presi- dent for IFALPA’s North Atlantic region. UNIFIEDVOICE At the end of the conference, the IFALPA pilot leaders, as one unified voice, issued the following statement regarding the Germanwings accident investigation: “Any accident investigation has to be performed according to internationally agreed principles as laid out in ICAO Annex 13. So far, this investigation has not met those standards…. Only the final outcome of the investigation will allow firm conclu- sions to be drawn and to identify adequate solutions.
The process of drafting such solutions has to be done in a combined effort by investigators, regulators, the aviation industry, and the community of pilots. This is a prerequisite to ensure that our passengers can continue to trust in the highest level of safety in air travel.” Capt. Joe DePete, ALPA’s first vice presi- dent, invited conference delegates to New Orleans, La., April 15–18, 2016, for the 71st IFALPA Conference to be hosted by U.S. ALPA.
ALPA RECOGNIZED FOR ASIANA SUPPORT EFFORTS During conference meetings, the Asiana Pilot Union rec- ognized ALPA for its support following the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 incident last sum- mer. Heishu Kanemitsu, the union’s international affairs director, presented Capt. Tim Canoll, ALPA’s president, with a plaque to show the union’s gratitude for ALPA’s efforts. Outgoing Officers Recognized During the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) 70th Annual Conference, several ALPA pilots stepped down from their IFALPA offices after many years of dedicated service.
IFALPA delegates recog- nized Capt.
Don Wykoff (Delta), outgoing president, for his “hard work, lead- ership by example, and creating stability within the organization.” As president, Wykoff expanded IFALPA’s influence with international policymakers, most notably through the move of its headquarters to Montreal, Que., the home of the Interna- tional Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). IFALPA is one of only two organizations granted permanent observer status at ICAO’s Air Navigation Commission. In a point of personal privilege, Capt. Ron Abel (United), U.S. ALPA’s IFALPA director, recognized Wykoff’s “more than 20 years of service to the Delta pilots, the pilots of North America, and the pilots of the world.” He highlighted Wykoff’s “ground-breaking work in the area of flight-time regulations,” spe- cifically as chair of ALPA International’s Flight Time/Duty Time Committee and as co-chair of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemak- ing Committee for FAR Part 117 in the United States.
He also noted Wykoff’s work as federation president and deputy president. “He has transformed the organization, expertly relocated it to Montreal, and his singular leadership has positioned us well for future success.” Also recognized were Capt. Craig Hall (Jazz Aviation), below left, outgoing chairman of IFALPA’s Security Commit- tee, and Capt. Bill de Groh (Envoy Air), below right, who chaired IFALPA’s Aircraft Design and Operations (ADO) Committee.
Capt. Don Wykoff (Delta), president of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations, addresses the more than 200 member association delegates at the 70th Annual IFALPA Conference. Heishu Kanemitsu (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Tim Canoll.
54 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Photo: iStockphoto.com Health Watch Arrhythmias: Causes, Treatment, and FAA Policy By Dr. Quay Snyder, ALPA Aeromedical Advisor Editor’s note: The following information, the first of two columns on abnormal heartbeats, is adapted from an article available at www.AviationMedicine.com.
T he efficiency of the human heart is related to three primary fac- tors—the strength of the heart’s muscular contractions, the resistance of blood flow across the heart valves, and the coordinated, rhythmic pumping of each of the heart’s chambers. Special- ized muscle cells that act as electrical conduits through the heart and natu- ral pacemakers determine the heart’s rhythm. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is commonly used to record the electrical activity of the heart.
Pilots must submit an ECG with their first application for a first-class medical certificate after their 35th birthday and annually after their 40th birthday. The ECG must be submitted electronically to the FAA ECG library by an FAA-designat- ed aeromedical examiner (AME) at the time of the physical examination or by a company medical doctor during the 60 days before the physical by the AME. NORMALRHYTHM The normal adult heart rate is 60–100 beats per minute (bpm). Heart rates out- side the “normal” range may indicate a healthy heart or malfunction and disease. Some blood pressure medications such as beta blockers and diseases such as hypo- thyroidism (low thyroid activity) can slow heart rate.
Heart disease can also create an abnormally slow rate. A fast heart rate may reflect the effects of medications (decon- gestants, diet pills, thyroid medication, etc.), exercise, or diseases such as adrenal tumors, hyperthyroidism, lung disease, imbalances of blood electrolytes, dehydra- tion, and anemia (low blood count). Irregular heart rates—arrhythmias or dysrhythmias—generally require extensive evaluation to exclude underly- ing heart disease, the most common cause. ECGs or more extended monitors of heart rhythm are used to determine a diagnosis. CAUSESANDTYPESOFARRHYTHMIAS Many noncardiac conditions and medica- tions can affect heart rate and rhythm.
The common element in most of these is the ef- fect they have on nerves going to the heart. Disease of the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle, may damage the rate- and rhythm-setting elec- trical myocardial fibers. Congenital ana- tomical defects of the heart and diseases of the heart itself, such as myocarditis, sarcoidosis, and pericarditis, may cause dysrhythmias. In many cases, particular- ly in younger patients, no specific cause is ever discovered.
Some arrhythmias are benign. Bradyar- rhythmias (too slow) generally arise from failure to conduct signals in the normal sequence or through normal pathways. Frequently, these failures to conduct signals are termed “heart blocks.” Tachyar- rhythmias (too fast) result from various aberrant conduction pathways. ATRIALFIBRILLATIONANDATRIALFLUTTER The most common arrhythmia in pilots requiring an FAA-mandated cardiovas- cular evaluation is atrial fibrillation (AF). Approximately four percent of the adult population will experience AF in their lifetime.
In AF, the upper chambers of the heart (atria) fibrillate, or quiver, rather than contracting sequentially.
The atrioven- tricular node receives multiple inputs from many locations in the atria and sends frequent, irregular signals to the ventricles (lower chambers) to contract. If the signals are transmitted rapidly, the resultant ventricular rate is very rapid and blood flow to the body is reduced because the left ventricle contracts before it can fill with blood. A person with AF may note a very irregular heart rate, usually somewhat fast. In more serious cases, he or she
May 2015 Air Line Pilot » 55 may become lightheaded, have extreme fatigue, feel extreme anxiety, have chest pain, or lose consciousness. AF also puts a person at risk for clots forming in the heart, which cause strokes when the clots break loose and move to the brain. TREATINGAFANDATRIALFLUTTER AF and atrial flutter, which is very similar to AF, can be treated several ways, often depending on associated heart conditions, tolerance of the arrhythmia, and response to medications. The FAA will waiver each of the treatment options after control of the arrhythmia and exclusion of underly- ing heart disease are documented: » » Spontaneous conversion: The first op- tion is to allow the AF to spontaneously convert to a normal rhythm.
Many instances of AF are short-lived (min- utes to hours) and return to a normal state. Often no medication is required to sustain normal rhythm.
» » Pharmacologicalcardioversion:Doses of intravenous or oral medication may convert AF to normal rhythm. If this treatment is successful, often long-term medication is not required. For recur- rent AF, many medications can be used to control heart rate and/or rhythm. » » Electrical cardioversion: Using direct electrical current (electrical cardiover- sion), with or without medication, is the fastest way to return the heart to a normal rhythm. All cardioversion requires an eight- week observation period followed by repeat Holter testing.
» » Pre-conversion anticoagulation: Sometimes a person with AF may not experience significant symptoms, or may not convert to normal rhythm with medications, but have a con- trolled ventricular rate (less than 90–100 bpm) while using alternate medications.
In these cases, the recom- mended course of treatment may be several weeks of anticoagulation with a blood-thinning medication, usually Coumadin or Xarelto, while possible provocative factors are investigated. The anticoagulation prevents clots from forming in blood stagnating in the atria. These blood clots could break loose and travel to the brain, causing a stroke, or to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.
After adequate anticoagulation and documenting absence of atrial clots, elec- trical cardioversion is performed. With use of antiarrhythmic medications before the cardioversion, one or two electri- cal shocks may be enough to achieve a normal rhythm. If the normal rhythm is sustained for several weeks on antiar- rhythmic medication, anticoagulation is discontinued and blood clotting times return to normal in one to two weeks if using Coumadin. Occasionally, these treatments fail to convert the AF to normal rhythm. Three additional options exist: 1. Atrial fibrillation with anticoagula- tion (rate control): If the heart rate can be maintained at normal rates (60–100 bpm) with medication, permanent anticoagulation to reduce the risk of strokes and emboli may be necessary.
Because Coumadin is very sensitive to many foods and medications, regu- lar monitoring of its blood-thinning effects is necessary. Xarelto and Eliquis are other anticlotting medications that the FAA allows that do not require as frequent monitoring as Coumadin. Even people who convert from AF to normal rhythm often are placed on as- pirin, a weak anticoagulant, to reduce the risk of stroke if AF recurs. Whether to use aspirin, Coumadin, Eliquis, or Xarelto depends on the risk factors present in the patient.
2. Ablation: Mapping the electrical pathways of the heart is increasingly common in evaluating arrhythmias. In an electrophysiologic study, a catheter is inserted into the blood vessels of the inner thigh and guided into the heart. If an accessory tract, or alternate pathway, that may conduct electrical signals abnormally through the heart is discovered, the electrophysiologist will try to eliminate the pathway by radiofrequency ablation. Successful ablation permanently creates an electrically dead area in the heart—a “roadblock” for the ar- rhythmia. Not all ablations eliminate arrhythmias, but those that do gener- ally allow the person to stop using antiarrhythmic medication.
The FAA requires a three-month observation period after ablation before requesting a special issuance medical certificate. 3. Pacemaker: Inserting an electrical pacemaker “overdrives” the heart, which causes it to beat at a fixed rate, making it less susceptible to the multiple stimuli originally causing the arrhythmia. This technique has been used with increasing frequency, and the FAA may grant a special issuance after two months if the results are successful. Some newer pacemakers include an automatic internal cardiac defibrillator (AICD). Current FAA policy does not allow certification for any rhythm if an AICD is used, no matter how good the control.
If the pacemaker is turned off and the pilot’s heart rate while sitting drops below 40 bpm, or if he or she becomes lightheaded during a three-minute monitoring strip, the FAA views the pilot as “pacer depen- dent.” Pacer dependency results in restric- tion to a third-class medical certificate. A surgical technique in treating refrac- tory, symptomatic AF is the Maze proce- dure. This heart surgery involves making a long incision in the heart and sewing it back together. The healing incision blocks irregular heartbeats by creating an electrical dead zone of scar tissue. A newer form of the Maze procedure uses a radiofrequency ablation catheter instead of open-heart surgery.
The FAA has granted waivers to pilots who have undergone the Maze procedure to control AF successfully. A six-month observation period is required after treatment. Next month—Arrhythmias: Meds and FAA Certification (Rhythm Control) ALPA members can contact the Aero- medical Office at 303-341-4435, Mon- day to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. mountain time, or at www.AviationMedicine.com.
56 » Air Line Pilot May 2015 Our Stories www.alpa.org/ourstories Jazz Pilot Crosses The Atlantic to Help Boys in Need By John Perkinson, Staff Writer Y ou may be one person in this world, but to one person you may mean the world. That sentiment could easily apply to any one of a number of boys who live in a special youth home in the Republic of Uganda and the rela- tionship they’ve developed with F/O Dave Piitz (Jazz Aviation). When he isn’t flying Q400 trips from his home base in To- ronto, Ont., Piitz is raising funds for The Sanctuary and planning his next visit to ensure that this far-off charity receives the attention and support it deserves.
In one of the poorest nations in the world, The Sanctuary takes children liv- ing on the streets and gives them a home. Piitz is planning a third journey later this summer to visit with boys like Mike, who one day dreams of being a pilot, and Ambrose, who has helped establish Life Step Ministries during the time he has been at The Sanctuary to help other local needy children.
MAKINGTHECONNECTION “Visiting Uganda was just one of those trips I had always wanted to take after college, but the stars just never really aligned,” says Piitz. In 2012 Piitz flew a trip with a flight attendant who told him about her travels to Uganda to work with local charities and what an enjoyable and rewarding ex- perience it had been. Her stories piqued his interest, so he took all of the vacation time he could and bought a plane ticket. He flew to the capital city of Kam- pala, where he got in touch with the network of charities the flight attendant had worked with. Piitz soon learned of The Sanctuary and ventured east, just outside the city of Jinja, to visit the youth home.
He met Melissa Maertens, a fellow Canadian and The Sanctuary’s director, and was immediately im- pressed with the charity and the boys it supports. The Sanctuary’s mission is to aid vulnerable youth by meeting their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
“Many of the youth homes in Uganda appear to be a Band-Aid situation. By the time the kids are 18, they’re back on the streets,” says Piitz. In addition to food and shelter, The Sanctuary offers education and mentoring. “The program pays for the boys to get a high school education, which is rare in this country,” he notes. “It prepares them to be self-sufficient adults.” While there, Piitz spent time with the kids, helping them with their homework and playing soccer with them. He also cleaned, painted, and provided other maintenance services.
NOTANEASYROAD The Jazz pilot observed that each day the boys walk six miles over rough terrain in the heat (Jinja is virtually on the equator) to get to the school, followed by another six miles to return to The Sanctuary.
He remembered waking up one morning on a day the sky was pouring down rain. Despite the inclement weather and no transportation, the boys were excited and had big smiles on their faces as they headed off to school. He said that it was inspiring to see this kind of enthusiasm for something so many of us take for granted.
Back in Canada, Piitz runs an annual charitable golf tournament to support The Sanctuary. And this July during his visit, Piitz will take along a filmmaker. “We plan to videotape and profile several of the boys to promote the idea of sponsoring them individually,” he says, as a way to raise donations. Keeping the home up and running is a constant struggle. It’s a challenge to generate contributions when so many others are in need closer to home. But this doesn’t deter the Jazz pilot. Just seeing the faces of the boys he has come to know has made this a very personal cause, one Piitz will continue to support.
Meet the Boys of The Sanctuary Visit ugandastreetkids.org to meet Justin, Marvin, Steven, Tom, and many others and learn more about The Sanctuary, becoming a volunteer, and making a donation. Top: All of the boys living at The Sanctuary, Melissa Maertens, several volunteers, and F/O Dave Piitz (Jazz Aviation) on his last night in Uganda in April 2013. Above: From left, Dave Piitz with Marvin and Ronnie on a break from preparing Ugandan greens for a din- ner at The Sanctuary.
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