Author Archives: The Committee

A Cockpit Divided Over Age 65: Can OPERATION ORANGE Bridge The Gap?

In 2007, when the career seemed to be at its darkest hour, the government and ALPA stepped in and rubbed salt in the wound. Age 65 was forced upon us. Not only did the lower half of the seniority list … Continue reading

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OPERATION ORANGE: Who wins? Who loses?

“What is in it for me?” Why should I support or oppose OPERATION ORANGE’s “Fair Treatment of Experienced Pilots Act – Part 2?” Almost all legislation has “winners” and “losers,” and this is no exception. The general rule of thumb … Continue reading

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Charge More, Merge Less, Fly Better

You can read the original NY Times editorial here. THIRTY years ago this fall, Congress passed the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. Since then, America’s airline system has greatly deteriorated. Our airlines, once world leaders, are now laggards in every category, … Continue reading

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Do Sleepy Pilots Threaten Air Safety?

http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/02/10/do-sleepy-pilots-threaten-air-safety/ by Fran Golden Two years after a fatal commuter jet crash in Buffalo that was blamed in part on sleepy pilots, pilot fatigue continues to be widespread, experts say. Having a place to sleep may be part of the … Continue reading

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NTSB Probes Safety of Airline Partnerships

  NTSB probes whether regional airlines are being held to the same standards as major carriers By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON October 26, 2010 (AP) The regional airline industry says safety is its top priority, in part because accidents … Continue reading

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OPERATION ORANGE is Now On FACEBOOK

OPERATIION ORANGE now has its own page on Facebook.  We have linked to it on the sidebar of this blog. Pass the link to your pilot friends on FACEBOOK.  All commentary should be directed to FACEBOOK.

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PGP Links

PGP Corporation has been recently purchased by Symantec Corporation.  This does not present a problem  with the PGP software, keys, or any feature needed for the implementation of the SOS.  However, Symantec Corporation will be changing the links to the … Continue reading

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Captain Sullenberger Testifies Before Congress About State of Piloting Profession

Expertise such as this does not come cheap and the American Public can not expect to continue to have this kind of talent with declining wages and working conditions. Continue reading

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60 Year Old Pilot Dies In Flight

The FAA allowed this to happen and now they wish to put fewer pilots on these flights.

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go! Airlines Pilot Pushing – Honolulu

go! Airlines is exposed for pilot pushing. Continue reading

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FLYING CHEAP – PBS FRONTLINE

FLYING CHEAP is a hard hitting and accurate documentary on the state of the passenger airline industry and the dangerous trend to outsource in the interest of cost containment. Continue reading

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Regional Airlines: You Get What You Pay For

Regional airlines use underexperienced pilots for the sole purpose of controlling costs. Safety is expensive and managers are not willing to invest in such precautions. Continue reading

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