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Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The Executive Board spoke clearly this afternoon. ALPA
pilots will be fully engaged in shaping any rule
Source: Capt. John Prater, president of the Air
Line Pilots Association. In a significant departure from its
longstanding opposition to changing the FAA's Age 60 mandatory
retirement rule for pilots, the Executive Board of the Air Line
Pilots Association, International (ALPA) voted Thursday by an
overwhelming 80 percent margin to end the union's longstanding
support for the current rule.