Month: July 2017

Two Delta Pilots Recognized at ALPA’s Air Safety Forum

ALPA held its 63rd Air Safety Forum last week in Washington D.C., where two Delta pilots were recognized for their outstanding achievements and efforts in enhancing safety for pilots. Captain Scott Hammond and First Officer Matt Clark were awarded the Presidential Citation for their tireless commitment to advancing the Association’s security and safety work. In addition to his work with the ALPA Safety Council, Capt. Hammond also serves as chairman of the Delta ALPA Central Air Safety Committee where he has been a diligent advocate for all things related to aviation safety. His work in advancing safety-reporting programs has...

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Consider Open Speaking Time During the MEC Meeting

If you’re new to ALPA or haven’t followed along with live updates from a Regular MEC Meeting, here’s how it normally goes: The officers and committee chairs present reports, Delta leadership or a guest speaker talk with the group and answer questions, the MEC discusses and votes on resolutions, and other ALPA business is completed. Pilots are welcome to attend the meeting, which helps you stay informed about your union’s business and understand pressing issues affecting the pilot group. But stepping up and presenting at an MEC meeting during open speaking time gives you the opportunity to affect change...

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4 MEC Highlights from June

Stay up to date on news from the MEC Meeting The MEC met in regular session June 5-9 in Cincinnati. Summaries of each day’s meetings are available here, and the official meeting minutes and resolution tracking are available on the Delta MEC website,, on the Secretary’s page. Additional daily summaries are available on our Delta MEC Facebook page, and live updates were shared in real-time on our Delta MEC Twitter account. New digital tools available to pilots Both the Digital Flight Plan and the Flight Weather Viewer Plus app launched in June, providing pilots a step forward in technology on the flight...

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Recent Tweets

  • Capitol Hill Brief 18-05 updates progress on H.R. 4, the House #FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
  • Check email:Capitol Hill Brief 18-04. Prompt action necessary! Protect your employee benefits and multi-piloted cockpits.
  • RT @DALMECgov: Updated Capitol Hill Brief 18-04 calls on Delta pilots to contact key Congressional offices NOW regarding negative proposed…
  • The Delta MEC Government Affairs team returns to Washington this week, advocating to stop faulty late amendments…KO
  • Chairman Bill Bartels concluded the meeting with closing remarks and the meeting adjourned at 4:10pm.