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Become an airline pilot

Jolanda Witvliet

Jolanda Witvliet is a published author and flies for a major airline and holds an ATP with type ratings in the Boeing 737, 757, 767, and 777.  She has served extensively in various capacities involved in pilot training programs, including serving as a manager of instructor training, simulator instructor, and line check airman.  She has also served broadly as a volunteer for the ALPA, serving as a council representative in addition to advocating for issues in union membership including access and participation, diversity and inclusion, as well as parental issues and new hire mentoring.

Become an airline pilot

Richard Swindell

Richard Swindell made his own transition to the airlines after leaving active duty military service, and flies for a major airline.  He holds an ATP certificate with type ratings in the Canadair CL-65, Boeing 737, 757, 767 and Airbus 320.  For over a decade Captain Swindell volunteered extensively with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), serving in multiple capacities including the national Professional Development Group Chairman, working to advance membership benefits, provide aviation educational outreach, assist veterans transitioning to airline flying, delivering union leadership training, and assisting with the furloughed pilot support network.   On his days off from flying, Dr. Swindell teaches in the department of aviation technology at a university in his home state of Indiana.  When he is not flying or teaching, Richard is an avid mountain biker.

Become an airline pilot

Andrew Ross

Andrew Ross is a pilot at a major airline flying the Boeing 757 and 767 domestically and internationally.  Andrew has served as a union representative, committee chairman, and is a member of the National Education Steering Committee for the ALPA.  He has also served as an airline check airman and is a Gold-Seal Flight Instructor.  Andrew is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Board of Directors, furthering collegiate aviation education through competition all over the US.  Andrew holds his masters degree in organizational leadership with a focus in non-profit management and executive coaching and counciling from Lewis University.  He currently runs his own coaching and consulting firm.  He is also a published author.

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