Typhoon Hato and Tropical Storm Pakhar - 8/27/17
Typhoon Hato and Tropical Storm Pakhar - 8/27/17


Just days after Typhoon Hato caused serious flooding, damage and even death in Hong Kong, tropical storm Pakhar hits Hong Kong and Macau bringing strong winds and heavy rain. As with any major weather event that can create a devastating impact in the area where our pilots may live, we would like to remind you that if you need assistance, please contact our Pilot Assistance Committee Chairman Captain Lance Glidden at In addition, there are two emergency relief funds available to crewmembers who may need assistance.

First, the MEC established the FedEx Pilots Emergency Relief Fund in 2004. If you would like more information about this relief fund, please contact MEC Secretary-Treasurer First Officer Richard Zins at

Second, the ALPA Emergency Relief Fund is available to crewmembers as a resource intended to provide for the immediate needs of ALPA pilots and their families who fall victim to a natural disaster or other large-scale catastrophe. You can apply for assistance by visiting ALPA's website at and selecting the "Pilot Resources" link on the menu bar.


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