Fall 2018 Widget Magazine

The Fall 2018 edition of the Widget magazine is now out! This edition includes three feature pieces—C2019 Prep, Winter Ops and Serving our Changing Demographics—along with articles on government affairs, fume events, the iPad EFB, DPN events, committee highlights and more. Review the mobile version or download the PDF.

Dots on a Map Episodes 4 & 5

The popular MEC-produced scope podcast Dots on a Map, focused on Section 1 of our PWA, has two new episodes available:

  • Episode 4: “Let’s Talk About RJs” focuses on the history of regional jet flying and features an interview with a former regional airline pilot. Follow along with the show notes as you listen.
  • Episode 5: “JV vs RJ: What We Can Learn” covers three primary parallels as the hosts compare Delta’s JV international/transborder expansion model to the DCI feeder carrier model. Follow along with the show notes as you listen.

Listen today on the DALScope website or on iTunes, Google Play Music or Overcast (search “Dots on a Map”).

R&I Roadshow Live Video and Wrap-up Podcast

A live video from the Atlanta Retirement & Insurance (R&I) Enhancement Roadshow is now available to all pilots. To assist you in finding relevant areas of interest, here is a time-stamped table of contents. In addition, the R&I Working Group answer the most common questions received at the Roadshows in a wrap-up podcast. Questions about retirement enhancement options or other R&I topics may be directed to dalri@alpa.org.

47th ALPA Board of Directors- Washington D.C. October 15-18

The Board of Directors, the highest governing body of ALPA, is made up of representatives from every local council within ALPA. Delta has 19 local council reps who serve on the BOD, and there are currently more than 200 BOD members representing 35 ALPA member airlines and over 61,000 pilots. The BOD is responsible for amending the Constitution & By-Laws and electing national officers, among other things.

At the October meeting, the BOD elected the ALPA National leadership for the 2019-2022 term.  Join us in welcoming the following ALPA National officers:

  • ALPA President: Captain Joe DePete, FedEx
  • First Vice President: Captain Bob Fox, United
  • VP – Administration/Secretary: Captain Bill Couette, Envoy
  • VP – Finance/Treasurer: Captain Joseph Genovese, United
  • Executive Vice President (Delta): Captain Andrew Massey


Hurricane, Wildfire and Natural Disaster Support

From hurricanes to tornadoes, earth quakes, wildfire, flooding and more, much of our country has been impacted by natural disasters this year. If your home has been affected, your union is here to help. The Delta Pilots Furlough/Emergency Relief Fund and Pilots4Pilots are available to provide relief in the form of grants or no-interest loans to pilots who have directly suffered the effects of natural disasters. If you need assistance, please call the office at 800-USA-ALPA during normal business hours to apply for assistance from the fund.

November Regular MEC Meeting—Atlanta

The Delta MEC met in Atlanta for the November Regular MEC Meeting. In attendance at the meeting were all of your LEC reps as well as MEC committee chairs. These Regular Meetings give the MEC committees an opportunity to update the MEC reps (and all pilots) on their works-in-progress and upcoming efforts. Notable topics covered included: preparations for upcoming Section 6 negotiations, scope challenges and opportunities, scheduling issues and much more. The MEC also works to review resolutions, give direction (as needed) and discuss current issues. The meeting summary, committee reports, resolutions and presentations can be found on the MEC Secretary’s page at alpa.org/dal. All pilots are invited to the attend these meetings.

Support the Delta Pilot Charitable Fund with Amazon Smile

The winter holiday season is almost upon us and you can support the Delta Pilots Charitable Fund (DPCF) or Pilots for Pilots (P4P), the ALPA Emergency Relief Fund, by shopping for your loved ones. When you make a purchase on Amazon, visit Smile.Amazon.com instead. You’ll find the same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com with the added benefit that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to DPCF/P4P. If you intend to take advantage of the online holiday sales or any time you’re shopping on Amazon, it takes no extra effort to support charitable efforts. Register with the “Delta Pilots Charitable Fund” or “ALPA Emergency Relief Fund” to direct your giving.

Delta Pilots Give Back this Holiday Season

Many of our pilots are involved in a charity or cause. We want to help all pilots get involved this holiday season, so we’re sharing opportunities to support our local communities. Click here to see charities and volunteer opportunities that are special to your fellow pilots. If you have additional suggestions to add, contact dpn@alpa.org.