Month: December 2017

Understanding Your Union: MEC Meetings

This is the fourth installment in a series of posts designed to explain the structure and function of your union. Knowing how your union works and who to contact when you have questions or issues you want addressed will help you make the most of your career. Today we’re looking at the inner-workings of MEC Meetings.

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Want to test the iPad EFB? Here’s How

Last month the rumor that the iPad is coming to the Delta flight deck became fact. We detailed what we know and the initial questions we had here, and now we’re here to update that information and share how you can become a tester and “super user.” What we know now Here’s what we know so far about the next generation of EFBs for Delta pilots: EFB will be the Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch 256 GB Includes AT&T cellular plan Expected rollout in May 2018 with testing beginning in January Device will be unlocked, and its use controlled with...

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Vacation Bidding Tips & Resources

Whether sipping cool drinks on the beach, exploring a new locale or simply spending time with your family is your idea of relaxation, we can all agree that vacation time is important. Bidding for the April 2018-March 2019 vacation year for Delta pilots is open. Here are some tips and resources to help you make the most of your vacation bid: Primary Bidding: Available weeks will be posted January 1, 2018, and the bid window will close on January 8. Primary awards will be posted by January 12. Vacation Bidding Guide: The Scheduling Reference Handbook includes a vacation bidding...

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Holiday Ties Support Cancer Research

Show your holiday spirit and support childhood cancer research with this year’s holiday tie! The Delta Pilots Charitable Fund (DPCF) partners with the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research to give kids a chance to design a holiday tie for our pilots. The talented artist behind this year’s “snowman” design is 8-year-old Grace, who is battling eye cancer. Want your own “snowman” tie? They’re available now in your Chief Pilot Office. The recommended donation is $20 (or more!) which can be paid online. Pilots can also enroll in direct deposit donations to DPCF. 100% of donations benefit the Rally Foundation. Last...

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