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Tuesday, Mar 16, 4:30 PM EDT · 3 hours 55 minutes


March 16, 2021 at 04:30:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

10th Annual Global Pilots’ Symposium
Rethink, Reimagine, Reset
Pilots Helping Pilots
2021 will mark the 10th Global Pilots Symposium. Hosted by IFALPA and the three global pilot alliances: Association of Star Alliance Pilots (ASAP), Oneworld Cockpit Crew Coalition (OCCC) and SkyTeam Pilots’ Association (SPA), the tenth edition of the GPS will be virtually held on Thursday 18 March 2021 from 1300-1530 UTC. Use the link above to enter the symposium.

The symposium will be divided into two parts. The first part will feature compelling stories of how the world's pilots have helped other pilots throughout the last year, specifically in areas of safety, COVID-19 support, pilot redundancies, and the work of the IFALPA Response Team (IRT). The second half of the symposium will feature a panel discussion moderated by IFALPA Professional and Government Affairs Vice-Chair Capt. Karine Gély. She will be joined by pilot leaders from IFALPA, ECA, ALPA, and the three pilot alliances – ASAP, OCCC and SPA – and she will invite them to address many topics including our global response as pilots to the challenges presented by the pandemic including restructuring the industry, our profession and working towards a financially, socially and environmentally sustainable industry.

We invite all IFALPA, ASAP, OCCC, and SPA Member Associations to join us on 18 March and we encourage you to distribute the meeting link amongst your membership.

  • Welcome to GPS 2021
  • Introducing Capt. John Sluys - GPS 2021 Moderator
  • Avianca/ACDAC Colombia Rebuilding relationships Captain Jaime Hernandez Sierra – ACDAC Colombia President Anko van der Werff – CEO Avianca
  • Aeromexico/ASPA/KLM/SPA Spreading a positive safety culture Captain Mike Wilkinson – Safety Committee, Delta MEC, ALPA-I (USA) Captain Francisco Gomez Ortigoza – Former Technical Director, ASPA de Mexico Captain Piet-Hein Eldering – Chairman, SPA Committee, VNV Netherlands
  • PIA Pakistan/PALPA Facing multiple issues beyond the pandemic Captain Maqsood Ahmed Bijarani - PALPA Vice-President Captain Majid Akhter – PALPA Executive Committee Member
  • IFALPA Response Team (IRT) A New Approach Ana McAhron-Schulz – IFALPA Consultant Captain Kelly Ison – OCCC/APA Chairman International Alliance Committee Captain Brian Shury – IFALPA PGA Director
  • South African Airways/SAAPA/ASAP Pilot Alliances helping their members Captain Grant Back – SAAPA President Captain Craig Malcolm – ASAP Chairman
  • Martinair/VNV/APLA All pilots are our pilots Captain Piet-Hein Eldering – Chairman, SPA Safety Committee/VNV Netherlands Captain Guillermo Jose Masnata (Retired) – Safety Chair, APLA Argentina Captain Pieter Daniëls – Martinair Board Member, VNV Netherlands First Officer Dara van Langen – International Affairs, VNV Netherlands
  • Kalitta Air/ALPA/HKAOA Quarantined in Hong Kong and caring for every pilot like they are your pilots Captain Tad Hazelton – HKAOA Chairman, Hong Kong Captain Jeremy Keyes – Kalitta Air MEC Chair, ALPA-I (USA) First Officer Robert Banks – Kalitta Air, ALPA United States Captain Jeff Sterling - Kalitta Air MEC CIRP Chair, ALPA-I (USA) Captain Colin Jervis – HKAOA Board Member, Hong Kong
  • Alaska Airlines/ALPA Early retirement: a father passes on his legacy to his daughter Captain John “Big Bird” Knierim - Alaska Airlines, ALPA-I (USA) First Officer Sara Zieske - Alaska Airlines, ALPA-I (USA)
  • Panel Moderator: Captain Karine Gély – IFALPA PGA Committee Vice Chair - ECA Professional Affairs Director Panelists: Captain Jack Netskar – IFALPA President Captain Otjan de Bruijn – ECA President Captain Bob Fox - ALPA-I First Vice President Captain Kevin Judkins – OCCC Chairman Captain Jason Ambrosi – SPA Chairman Captain Craig Malcolm – ASAP Chairman
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Webinar Price: Free
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GPS2021 webinar platform hosts GLOBAL PILOTS SYMPOSIUM 2021
The Global Pilots Symposium presented by IFALPA