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January 10, 2013

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DAL Pilots Sign Joint Venture Protocol Agreement

Delta pilots, including MEC chairman Capt. Kingsley Roberts, traveled to Rome to sign a pilot protocol agreement among the Air France, KLM, Alitalia, and Delta pilots with respect to their airlines’ transatlantic joint venture.

The agreement ensures cooperation among the pilot groups and a mutual commitment to maintain a fair share of flying for each pilot group in the joint venture. The agreement also contains important provisions regarding mutual assistance, information exchange, and production balances.

In the photo, seated left to right, are Evert Van Zwol, with the KLM pilots, as represented by Vereniging van Nederlandse Verkeersvliegers; Giovanni Galiotto with the Alitalia pilots, as represented by Associazione Nazionale Piloti Aviazione Commerciale; Jean-Louis Barber with the Air France pilots, as represented by Syndicat National des Pilotes de Ligne, Air France ALPA; and Kingsley Roberts, ALPA MEC chairman for the Delta pilots.

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Back the PAC in 2013

One of the most effective ways ALPA pilots garner influence with the U.S. political community is through our political action committee: ALPA-PAC. By pooling donations from ALPA members, we are able to help elect pro-pilot members of Congress who support our union’s legislative agenda regardless of political affiliation. Our goal is to ensure a pro-pilot majority in the House and the Senate. ALPA-PAC also helps educate members of Congress about who we are, what issues are important to us, and how Congress’s decisions affect our lives.

ALPA-PAC is funded 100 percent by voluntary contributions from ALPA members. No dues money is used for political contributions. Every year, thousands of ALPA members demonstrate their commitment to the PAC and its goals through their contributions. Some make annual donations by personal check or credit card. Others sign up for ALPA-PAC checkoff—the easiest and most efficient way to contribute.

ALPA-PAC is your voice in D.C. and across the country. If you have concerns about the PAC or have a candidate you believe we should support, let us know. All of our decisions are informed by ALPA members, and your input is an essential part of the process.

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Stay Connected
Stay connected with your union, your profession, and your industry by reading Air Line Pilot and watching monthly episodes of The FlightDeck.

Read what ALPA Aeromedical advisor Dr. Quay Snyder has to say about hearing loss on page 51 of the January issue of Air Line Pilot magazine.

On the 21st installment of The FlightDeck, catch a group of FedEx pilots on their visit to Hope House.

Remember that both Air Line Pilot and The FlightDeck can also be accessed from the members-only portion of the ALPA website at

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Happy with Your Bank?
The Air Line Pilots Association Federal Credit Union was established in 1947 as a member-owned financial institution serving airline pilots and their immediate family members.

Because it is a not-for-profit organization, after payment of expenses and provisions for reserves, the credit union returns all of its income to the members in the form of share dividends and low rates on loans. To learn about the many services the ALPA Credit Union offers, go to

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Get the Scoop! Read “ALPA Daily”
The aviation industry is changing faster than ever before. The new “ALPA Daily” feature at will keep you informed of the latest industry developments and analysis from around the globe. Check it out each day to stay up-to-date on the news that affects pilots and the piloting profession.

ALPA members can sign up to receive ALPA Daily in their e-mail:

Visit this link.
• Log in with your ALPA member number and password.
• Select “E-mail Distribution Lists.”
• Check the box for “ALPA Daily.”
• Submit your request.

According to Morningstar, U.S. airlines’ average fuel cost per gallon for scheduled flights rose 2.8 percent in November from the year-ago period, although it declined from October. Read more.

Travel and Tour World reports that Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has unveiled an interactive kiosk that explains NextGen, the next generation air traffic control solution from the FAA. Read more.

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On January 11, 1902, Popular Mechanics magazine, the inspiration for generations of pilots, was published for the first time.

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Feedback & E-mail Address Changes
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If you don’t have access to the members-only section of, you can e-mail your requests by sending them to Be sure to include your member number or enough other information so that we can identify you in the membership database, and tell us what information needs to be updated.

Please note that it is not sufficient just to notify your LEC or MEC of these changes—you should register them with the ALPA Membership Department in Herndon.

Can’t remember your member number or how to log in? Need information about your ALPA insurance programs? These and other questions about ALPA services can be answered by contacting

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