Are you heading to Oshkosh next week? Join members of the Delta MEC, fellow Delta pilots and ALPA at the 2019 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Convention & Fly-In and be among the 500,000 aviation enthusiasts from more than 80 countries who participate each year.
Connect with ALPA at Oshkosh
Stop by the ALPA booth (#3026) located in Exhibit Hangar C in the EAA Four Corners area. Booth hours are 9am-5pm daily.
ALPA volunteers will be promoting the profession by leading hands-on activities for kids at KidVenture. Located at Pioneer Airport, KidVenture will be open Monday through Saturday from 9am-3:30pm and Sunday from 9am-2pm.
Delta MEC Pilot Unity Building (PUB) & ALPA Events
Attendees are welcome to come each night to the ALPA tent area in Camp Scholler at the intersection of Deischer and Lindbergh. Equipped with a fire pit, tables and chairs, the tent is a great place to mingle with fellow ALPA pilots. The Delta Pilot Network and the Delta MEC are hosting a Pilot Unity Building (PUB) event at the ALPA tent Thursday, July 25, 6-10pm. If you are planning to attend the airshow, please put the ALPA tent and the Delta MEC PUB on your list of things to do!
Presentations by ALPA Members: Held at EAA Forum Plaza
Learn What Airline Pilots Do
Friday, July 26
Location: EAA Forum Plaza, Stage 9—Appareo Aviation
Presenter: F/O Costas Sivyllis (United Airlines)
Crave an exciting, rewarding career with office views that can’t be beat? Become a professional airline pilot! From planning to landing, airline pilots are involved in every aspect of the flight. They also have many other duties and responsibilities to ensure each flight is safe and secure. While no two flights are the same, we’ll give you an inside look at a pilot’s “normal” work schedule. Get ready for takeoff—you’re Cleared to Dream.
ALPA Women Fly
Friday, July 26
Location: EAA Forum Plaza, Stage 1
Presenter: F/O Kandy Bernskoetter (FedEx Express)
In many ways, the life of an airline pilot is very different now than it was years ago. Whether it’s sharing parental duties, caring for an elderly family member, or managing a household, today, a pilot’s day may not end when he or (increasingly) she comes home from a trip. As a result, quality-of-life issues have taken on greater significance for women and men entering the profession. A panel of pilots from different airlines, who are in different phases of their careers, will share their experiences and strategies for striking a healthy balance between work and home life. Questions from the audience are highly encouraged!
From Classroom to Cockpit
Saturday, July 27
Location: EAA Aviation Museum, Vette Theater
Presenter: Capt. Mike Arcamuzi (FedEx Express)
When folks see the smiling face of their newly minted Young Eagle, they want to know more about the profession, more about college options, and how much it is going to cost. The current pilot hiring boom is exciting, but a successful career depends on getting a good seniority number. The sooner you start building for the future, the better your chance for success. Join us to learn the quickest routes to go from classroom to cockpit, including what you can do in high school, college selection, finding financial aid, and analyzing regional choices.
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