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March 5, 2013

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In This Issue:

FAA Issues Clarification on Flight, Duty, and Rest Requirements
The FAA has received numerous questions from ALPA and other industry groups as to how Part 117 (Flight, Duty, and Rest Requirements) would be applied in practice. Today the FAA responded to those practical questions in the Federal Register. See the response.


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Be in the Know with “ALPA Daily”
The aviation industry is changing faster than ever before. The “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.

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Want the Scoop on: 787 Dreamliner, Foreign Pilots in Canada, and More? Watch The FlightDeck.
Hear how dozens of pilot reps headed to Herndon, Virginia in January to attend ALPA ground school. Find out what controllers have to say about what it’s like to manage air traffic on a daily basis. Hear the latest on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner investigation. Plus, find out what ALPA Canada Board President Dan Adamus has to say about some Canadian airlines using foreign pilots to augment their rosters on a seasonal basis.

Remember that you can sign up for our video podcasts of The FlightDeck via iTunes.

Tell us what you think about this latest edition at We also welcome your suggestions for future stories.

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Check Out Union Plus for Product and Service Discounts
The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits. With Union Plus benefits, your union membership “pays” at work and at home.

By using the collective buying power of unions, we are able to offer valuable, discounted products and services exclusively to working families.

Visit for more information.

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We Want Your Photos
We want to see what you see. Share your pictures from the line, and give us some context (i.e., let us know what we’re looking at).

Air Line Pilot encourages you to submit your high-quality prints from a developer or high-resolution digital images. Your photos could be featured in a future magazine!

Send your photos to Thanks.

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Teens Learn About Other Cultures by Taking Part in IYE
Many of today’s teens are very interested in international travel and having the chance to learn more about other cultures. These young people are the ideal candidates for an International Youth Exchange (IYE)—a program designed specifically for airline families.

Here is how the exchange works: IYE matches kids, ages 14–19, with a similarly aged youth in another country. Using the family airline benefits, participants travel to spend two weeks in each other’s homes—most often over summer break.

Read more.

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Hooters Air, operated by Pace Airlines, began offering service on March 6, 2003. The inaugural flight flew from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach, S.C. However, Hooters Air lasted only three years.

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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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