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Beating the odds and coming out a winner

Ten years ago, Ground Instructor Jeffrey Morse went to the doctor with a migraine headache that spiraled into emergency surgery for an aneurysm, suffering a spinal stroke as a result of the surgery and waking up paralyzed from the neck down. Given a 25% chance of survival, doctors gave him no hope of walking again …
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Five Reasons Pilots Choose Piedmont Over the Competition

Fact: Piedmont Airlines Pilots are the highest paid in the regional airline industry.  Does your pilot career path feel turbulent? It may be time for a course correction. Here are some clues that it’s time to switch airlines:  You want to be paid what you’re worth. Piedmont offers industry-leading salary, bonuses, and high-quality affordable healthcare benefits. …
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Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a day to come together, reflect on the past and look to the future as we celebrate the freedom of formerly enslaved individuals. The occasion is filled with overwhelming pride, reflection and remembrance. It is a time to reflect on this nation’s history of slavery and the impact of systematic racism that still …
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Leading the younger generation from dawn to dusk

Eric Conway, a former teacher and part-time Ramp Agent in Bangor, Maine (BGR), starts his day by working the departing flights before beginning his full-time job as a trainer at a bank. Whether working with his fellow agents on the ramp or training new hires at the bank, Eric takes pride in mentoring the younger …
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Setting the example and inspiring young aviators

By age 17, First Officer Courtland Savage had graduated early from high school, obtained his private pilot license, and welcomed his first child into the world. Successfully supporting his son was Courtland’s priority and motivation to pursue a career as a pilot. From his military service to earning his bachelor’s degree and commercial pilot license, …
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Piedmont Airlines, ALPA ratify contract with industry-defining pay, benefits

Company builds for the future, sets sights on regional competitors  (SALISBURY, Maryland) Piedmont pilots woke up Saturday to industry leading pay and benefits they didn’t know were coming. A deal reached Friday evening between Piedmont and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) increased first year Captain pay from $78 per hour to $146 per hour …
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Celebrating Pride Month

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month – a month to pay tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots, to bring awareness to the ongoing pursuit of justice, equity and inclusion for all, and a time to celebrate the love and diversity that makes our world a better …
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5 Questions to Ask in Your Pilot Interview

Questions about pay, bonuses and bases are at the top of your list. But what else do you need to know before you advance to your next pilot job? Is the airline quick to furlough when times get tough? How soon can you get a seniority number? (Hello, recession.) Here are five questions you need …
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National Paper Airplane Day

Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day

May 26 is National Paper Airplane Day – a day to appreciate the simple aeronautical tradition that inspires the wonder of flight. Making paper airplanes is a centuries-old activity that sparks nostalgia and creativity and ignites an interest in aviation. For some, paper airplanes are simply a class distraction. For others, building a paper airplane …
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Running to remember

Mother’s Day is difficult for Lynchburg, Virginia (LYH) General Manager Gaynor Drablos. In June 2019, Gaynor’s 27-year-old son Joshua was killed in a skydiving accident. Although Gaynor perseveres through her loss, she credits her team members at her station for supporting her grief journey inside and outside of work. “After my son was killed in …
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