Flying the Line

Chapter 17 (Part 2)- “Safety and Crew Complement in the 1950s”

January 29, 2021

A prank by a pilot in the jumpseat on a scheduled passenger flight highlights the need for more stringent standards on who should be afforded the right to have a seat on the flight deck. But this battle with federal regulators over crew complement would set the foundation for what would be the toughest and most painful period for ALPA in the years to come.

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