43 episodes

Recount an exciting chapter in aviation history and the beginnings of the Air Line Pilots Association, the world's largest pilot union and nongovernmental air safety organization, through an abridged retelling of the book by George E. Hopkins, "Flying the Line." Narrated by Corey Kuhn.

Flying the Line Air Line Pilots Association, International

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    • 4.9 • 85 Ratings

Recount an exciting chapter in aviation history and the beginnings of the Air Line Pilots Association, the world's largest pilot union and nongovernmental air safety organization, through an abridged retelling of the book by George E. Hopkins, "Flying the Line." Narrated by Corey Kuhn.

    Chapter 25 - The Rise of J.J. O’Donnell

    Chapter 25 - The Rise of J.J. O’Donnell

    ALPA’s fight against skyjacking is taken to the next level, as an unorthodox tactic is deployed to raise public awareness in the wake of continued violence.

    • 34 min
    Chapter 24 (Part 2) - ”Skyjacking”

    Chapter 24 (Part 2) - ”Skyjacking”

    A surge of skyjackings tears through the industry. Armed with experience, ALPA mobilizes to halt the advancing threat despite significant pushback. 

    • 25 min
    Chapter 24 (Part 1) - ”Skyjacking”

    Chapter 24 (Part 1) - ”Skyjacking”

    The pilots of Eastern Airlines strike and ALPA is forced to walk a fine line with management. 

    • 24 min
    Chapter 23 (Part 2) - ”Jets and Thin Ice”

    Chapter 23 (Part 2) - ”Jets and Thin Ice”

    The transition of pilots and airlines to the jet age becomes a major trouble spot for all, and the rising tensions result in some pilots taking matters into their own hands with an unauthorized strike.

    • 21 min
    Chapter 23 (Part 1) - "Jets and Thin Ice"

    Chapter 23 (Part 1) - "Jets and Thin Ice"

    As ALPA enters the jet age, technological improvements open the door to progress. But much like every major leap in technological progress before, the transition to jets isn't without problems or controversy.

    • 18 min
    Chapter 22 (Part 2) - "American Airlines Goes It Alone"

    Chapter 22 (Part 2) - "American Airlines Goes It Alone"

    The dissidents of American Airlines mount their challenge, and decide on their future, with or without ALPA.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Chappie1660 ,

Flying the line II.

Any plans for the second book?

33years of flying the line. ,

Every airline pilot needs to know our history.

Fly the Line is a must read for all pilots. If you don’t know history you are bound to repeat it. So many sacrificed so much for us to get were we are today, don’t let their hard work go to waste.

sderigne ,

History Repeating Itself

Very interesting. It’s amazing how history repeats itself in the airline industry and the problems of the first generation of pilots are almost still the same today

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