The Air Line Pilots Association is a union representing 50,000 airline pilots at 50 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Founded in 1931, it is chartered by the AFL-CIO. The mission of the Air Line Pilots Association is to promote and champion all aspects of aviation safety throughout all segments of the aviation community; to represent, in … Continue reading Air Line Pilots Association
The EAA Young Eagles Program wants to offer you the chance of a lifetime--to turn your dreams into reality. EAA wants to offer everyone between the ages of ages 8 and 17 an opportunity to fly in a private airplane with a qualified pilot. It's safe. It's fun. It's free. And it's fantastic! By experiencing … Continue reading EAA Young Eagles
For more than 50 years, the Civil Air Patrol has aggressively performed the missions Congress mandated in 1946: Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs, and Emergency Services. CAP has a program to provide ab initio flight training for their cadets (Young folks from 14 up to 21 years of age). 1. CAP offers yearly flight encampments on … Continue reading Civil Air Patrol
Two summers ago, a British Airways crew found themselves unable to provide roll control to their Boeing 747-136 as the 28 year old aircraft carried some 300 passengers from Detroit, Mich., to London, England.