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Hacked By Imam with Love

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Why APA Should Petition For a Writ of Certiorari With the Supreme Court

Roe vs. Wade Jacksonville Bulk Terminals vs. Longshoremen Allied Pilots Association vs. AMR Corporation Why APA Should Petition For a Writ of Certiorari With the Supreme Court “Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can … Continue reading

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Decoding the “Acute Shortage of Pilots”

Decoding the “Acute Shortage of Pilots” The Wall Street Journal printed an article describing an impending “acute shortage of pilots.”  It featured quotes from many industry insiders giving the impression that this “crisis” caught the entire industry by surprise and … Continue reading

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United Pilot Explains How His Life Has Changed

United Captain Rick Cauich explains how his life has been altered by the post-911 airline bankruptcy gambit. Please support legislative change to prevent another round of forced concessions and further outsourcing of valuable pilot resources to foreign airlines.  All unions … Continue reading

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Who Is Afraid Of The Big, Bad TRO?

Who Is Afraid Of The Big, Bad TRO? “A man must work in order to live. If he can express no control over his conditions of employment, he is subject to involuntary servitude.” (Senate Report 163,72d Congress, 1st Session, p. … Continue reading

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Guest Editorial From an American Airlines Pilot

  Open Letter to the Unsecured Creditors of AMR Corporation   You trusted them.  You invested your money.  You expected a return ON your capital. They lied to you.  They lost your money.  You now want a return OF your … Continue reading

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Is American Airlines the Waterloo for Airline Management?

Is American Airlines the Waterloo for Airline Management? “Vae victis.” (Woe to the vanquished.) -Motto of the US 9th Infantry Regiment. (For a PDF of this posting, CLICK HERE) In a stunning turn of events, the US bankruptcy court denied … Continue reading

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Right Now…Pilots Are Under Attack

This video was sent to us. How much longer will we tolerate the war on airline pilots?

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Who Wants To Play To Win?

Who Wants To Play To Win? “Aut viam inveniam aut faciam.” (I will either find a way, or make one.) -Hannibal (addressing his generals that insisted the Alps were impassable.) (For a PDF of this posting, CLICK HERE.) FACT: The … Continue reading

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Better Them Than Me

Better Them Than Me “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -Martin Luther King (For a PDF of this posting, CLICK HERE) When management and government came after the American Airlines pilots, and … Continue reading

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A Declaration Of War

A Declaration Of War Embraer Goes For The Kill (To read the original Aviation Daily article, CLICK HERE) (To read this posting in PDF, CLICK HERE) Do you wonder why Delta, American, and United have suddenly, and seemingly in unison, … Continue reading

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Shiny Objects Syndrome – Part I: The Delta Tentative Agreement

The Devil Went Down To Georgia (Airline Pilot Version) (For a PDF of this parody, Click HERE) (For a PDF of this posting, Click HERE) THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA, HE WAS LOOKING FOR SOME SCOPE TO STEAL. HE … Continue reading

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D-Day Approaches: “We know why you wildcat strike.”

  D-Day Approaches:  “We know why you wildcat strike.” Why is OPERATION ORANGE going through the effort to change the laws? Is it nothing more than a petulant grab for what we legitimately lost at the bargaining table, or is … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Virtual Airline

Commercial aviation industry analyst, Michael Boyd, penned a fantastic article in his April 30th edition of the “Monday Hot Flash.” He arrived at the same conclusions we did in our February 2012 entry on the OPERATION ORANGE website entitled, “Our … Continue reading

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Welcome To OPERATION ORANGE

 Welcome to OPERATION ORANGE  Mission Statement: Protecting the Flying Public; Restoring the Profession The purpose of OPERATION ORANGE is to change the laws governing the piloting profession for part 121 operations, so as to continue to attract the best candidates … Continue reading

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Welcome Pilots. Here Is What To Do For The SOS.

 (To read this entire post in a PDF format, click HERE) Mission Statement:  To protect the flying public and restore the pilot profession by changing the current laws and industry practices which are in opposition to those ends.  This will be … Continue reading

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Air Canada Pilots Are Seeing ORANGE

 Air Canada Pilots are Seeing ORANGE OPERATION ORANGE has touched nerves outside the confines of the United States. In fact, it is safe to say that wherever there is collusion between government and airline executives, for purposes of gutting pilot … Continue reading

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New Video To Send To Every Pilot

Send this video to every pilot you know. Post this on your FACEBOOK page. More videos will follow in the next few weeks.

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The Failure of the Railway Labor Act

The Failure of the Railway Labor Act (To read this posting in PDF, click HERE) 120 years ago, the rail industry was linking American cities and promoting American commerce. This vital national resource was necessary for the growing, post-war nation … Continue reading

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Basic Strategy

  BASIC STRATEGY:  THE WAY WE SEE IT (To read this post in its entirety (PDF), CLICK HERE) There are essentially four types of pilots as it relates to implementing a nation-wide “sit down” protest of the current regulatory paradigm. … Continue reading

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The “One Level Of Safety” Charade: It Isn’t Just Pilots

The “One Level Of Safety” Charade: It Isn’t Just Pilots  With all the clamor over the issue of pilot fatigue, resulting from the Colgan 3407 crash, the FAA and industry were able to divert attention away from the consequences of … Continue reading

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Revenue Shifting: The Airline Version of the “Shell Game.”

  Revenue Shifting: The Airline Version of the “Shell Game.” Does anyone find it curious that whenever an airline finds itself in contract negotiations with its airline pilot union, the airline’s revenues drop, while at the same time, and in … Continue reading

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Senator Xenophon’s Speech to Parliament

Senator Xenophon’s Speech on 23rd Aug 2011 to Parliament   [Australian Senator Nick Xenophon had some interesting things to say to the Australian Parliament concerning the events at Qantas, the Australian national airline. The effort by airline management to trash … Continue reading

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Our Future….If We Choose To Allow It

  Lift Contracting: The Future Of Commercial Aviation…Should We Choose To Allow It (For a PDF of this posting, click HERE.) What is the “end game” with all these bankruptcies, outsourcing, and new features of the FARs? Is it all … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO THE PILOTS OF AMERICAN AIRLINES

OPEN LETTER TO THE PILOTS OF AMERICAN AIRLINES For a PDF of this letter, click HERE. This goes to show that no matter how much you care, or how much you sacrifice, you cannot stop your executives from filing for … Continue reading

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Are You Smarter Than The NTSB?

The NTSB published its report on the Continental Connection / Colgan Air 3407 crash.  This event, and the NTSB report that followed, has served as the pretext for the overhaul of the flight time and duty time limitations by the … Continue reading

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A Chill Wind Blows In Dallas

  …and we are not talking about American Airlines. (For a PDF version of this post, click HERE) Gary Kelly, CEO of Southwest Airlines, recently penned a letter to his “warriors” at the “maverick” Southwest Airlines. It started out as … Continue reading

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Injunction Junction, What‘s Your Function?

  Injunction Junction, What‘s Your Function? A review of the US Airways Injunction “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”      -various attributions. For a PDF of this posting, click HERE. The … Continue reading

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Secure Communications During The End Game

    Secure Communications During the End Game How can one small committee communicate securely, across an unsecured medium, monitored by a hostile adversary with almost unlimited resources,  with as many pilots who care to engage?  How can the thousands … Continue reading

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First Amendment -vs- RLA: What governs?

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition … Continue reading

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