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JUNE-JULY2016CONTENTS
                                                                                               VOLUME 85, NUMBER 5

COMMENTARY                                                                                    ABOUT THE COVER

5 OUR UNION                                                                                   Air Line Pilot commemorates
                                                                                              85 years of the Air Line Pilots
‘It’s Not Bragging If You Can                                                                 Association, International.
Back It Up’                                                                                   Cover design by
                                                                                              Susan Boulter.
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CULTURE                                                        42 OUR STORIES                 L4T 0A9.
22 MY FIRST FLIGHT
23 85 YEARS INTRO                                              Going for Olympic Gold                                 36
24 THE ‘FRONT OFFICE’
28 BUILDING CRITICAL                                           44 THE LANDING
MASS
32 PILOT HEALTH AND                                            Air Line Pilot Chronicles the
WELLNESS CHALLENGES                                            Evolution of a Profession

28                                                             46 WE ARE ALPA

                                                               ALPA Resources and
                                                               Contact Numbers

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                               See Who’s on the List

                               34 ALPA TOOLBOX

                               Equipping Pilots to Succeed in
                               Negotiations; P4P Helps ALPA
                               Family Weather the Storm

                               36 ALPA@WORK

                               Four Reasons to Log into
                               ALPA’s All-New Member
                               Website; ASO Trains the
                               Next Generation of Accident
                               Investigators; ProStan
                               Volunteers Convene, Confer
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