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LGA base closure

Earlier this evening Air Wisconsin announced that it will be closing our base at LGA in January, 2017. The Company has committed that it will be following our contract regarding displacements. As the Company provides more details we will follow up regarding the pilot impacts.

This news from the company is unfortunate but not completely unexpected. Even more unfortunate is the fact that we do not know at this time whether American intends to keep AWAC flying the same block hours, or reduce our flying. The mainline’s actions in the weeks and months to come may provide clues as to their future plans for our airline. Your MEC intends to continue engaging Air Wisconsin’s senior management as to the plan to secure flying for the future.

In the meantime, we continue to urge all pilots to keep an eye on their own futures: Visit ALPA’s Fee for Departure Committee webpage, review the material there, and fill out a Career Progression Form. Keep your resume, logbooks and other records up to date, and take advantage of ALPA’s interview preparation workshops and other career programs.  Using these best practices to secure your future makes sense at any time, but these efforts will be especially important now for pilots during these times of great change in our industry.

Ken Reinert, October 26, 2016




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LGA base closure

Earlier this evening Air Wisconsin announced that it will be closing our base at LGA in January, 2017. The Company has committed that it will be following our contract regarding displacements. As the Company provides more details we will follow up regarding the pilot impacts.

This news from the company is unfortunate but not completely unexpected. Even more unfortunate is the fact that we do not know at this time whether American intends to keep AWAC flying the same block hours, or reduce our flying. The mainline’s actions in the weeks and months to come may provide clues as to their future plans for our airline. Your MEC intends to continue engaging Air Wisconsin’s senior management as to the plan to secure flying for the future.

In the meantime, we continue to urge all pilots to keep an eye on their own futures: Visit ALPA’s Fee for Departure Committee webpage, review the material there, and fill out a Career Progression Form. Keep your resume, logbooks and other records up to date, and take advantage of ALPA’s interview preparation workshops and other career programs.  Using these best practices to secure your future makes sense at any time, but these efforts will be especially important now for pilots during these times of great change in our industry.

Ken Reinert,




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