“Five By Five” is designed to help keep the pilots who fly for American Airlines up to date on the issues affecting their professional careers. Produced by the Allied Pilots Association, “Five By Five” features the union's leaders and subject-matter experts who work on the members' behalf.
Episode 26 - More on the Federal Mask Mandate and Provisions for American Airlines' Check Pilots (03-31-2022)
This episode features APA President CA Eric Ferguson and CA John Owens, Communications Committee Deputy Chair, addressing the federal mask mandate. They also discuss the need for updated contractual provisions for American Airlines' Check Pilots, whose services are vital to ensuring a smooth, safe operation.
Episode 25 - More on 5G (01-21-2022)
In Episode 25 of our “Five By Five” podcast, APA President CA Eric Ferguson and Safety Committee Chair FO John DeLeeuw discuss the specifics of the potential threat to aviation safety posed by 5G, as well as the need for our pilots to be compensated for the level of pre-flight preparation that the 5G situation has required.
Episode 24 - 5G: The Latest Developments (01-20-2022)
In Episode 24 of our “Five By Five” podcast, APA President CA Eric Ferguson and FO John DeLeeuw, Chair of the APA Safety Committee, discuss the latest developments concerning 5G.
Episode 23 - Targeted Approach (1-13-2022)
In Episode 23 of our “Five by Five” podcast, APA President CA Eric Ferguson and CA John Owens, Deputy Chair of the APA Communications Committee, discuss the targeted approach to Section 6 bargaining and how it differs from the early openers APA passed across the table in 2019.
Episode 22 - Helping Parents Navigate Family Leave (12-10-2021)
In Episode 22 of our “Five by Five” podcast, CA Jeff Holt and FO Barbara Carroll discuss how the Compass Project's support system for new mothers has broadened to help all new parents – moms and dads – navigate family leave.
Episode 21 - Breaking Down the LOA Rejection (11-12-2021)
In Episode 21 of our “Five By Five” podcast, APA President CA Eric Ferguson and CA John Owens, Deputy Chair of the APA Communications Committee, discuss several aspects of the Board of Directors' decision to reject Letter of Agreement 21-006 – what led to that decision, the membership's response to the Board's vote, and what to expect in the weeks to come.
Thanks for producing the podcast and for keeping it short and to the point.
Thanks for putting this together..I appreciate the quick update that allows us to get info while we’re on the run. More of these please!
Three X Three
As is often the case with podcasts produced by non-professionals, the broadcast quality is mixed at best—some dialogue is loud and clear, some is weak and barely readable, and the listener’s hand on the volume knob determines the result.
As for content—informative, somewhat predictable (this is a labor union podcast), and a little infuriating. In the first episode you will learn, for example, why you as a pilot-member cannot be trusted with the results of a polling survey you paid for: because the company might discover that pilots generally want more pay for less work. Who knows what management might do with THAT insider information! Overall a 3x3. But keep up the good work, it can only get better.