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Waypoint Roll Call: Nevada

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Pilots navigate the sky using a route plotted with beacons and waypoints. The waypoints are geographic coordinates usually marked with five-letter, capitalized words that help pilots and air traffic controllers stay on course. The unique things about waypoints, and probably the most interesting to a non-pilot, are the names themselves. This blog series will attempt to… Read more »

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Envoy Spotlight: Crew Scheduling

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Imagine a house of cards stacked to the ceiling. Each card has been meticulously placed so that the tower stays upright. Scheduling pilots and flight attendants for an airline is like that house of cards, in which each scheduler plays their part in staffing every flight, explains Program Manager Zack Hall. “With every round of… Read more »

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Superstar Employee: Captain Neil Kliebert

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He stretched his arms out like jet wings caught in a slipstream. The wheels of his roller skates bumped and bounced on the Louisiana road. Holding on to a rope tied to a fast moving bicycle with one hand and operating a walkie-talkie with the other, young Neil Kliebert projected his future as a commercial… Read more »

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Envoy Curiosity: Taste on A Plane

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There’s a mystery going on. Passengers are ordering tomato juice left and right on airplanes, and actually loving it more than on the ground. It turns out that science – as always – can explain this phenomenon. According to a study published in BioMed Central, loud noises like the droning of an airplane cabin can… Read more »

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Women With Wings: Arpinder Kaur

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Anyone’s first flight has the potential to be a profound one. For the 14-year-old Arpinder Kaur, her flight from India to the United States evoked her desire to be a pilot. As a child, she says she was a “tomboy”. She climbed trees, played cricket and played outside with the boys. Her parents allowed her to be… Read more »

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