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3.05.18 – APFA Annual Convention 2018 Recap, and More News

APFA Annual Convention 2018  Recap

The Board of Directors (BOD) approved the annual budget and received detailed briefings from the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee (JSIC) and the APFA National Department Chairs and Representatives.

The BOD elected one Ad Hoc Member to the Executive Committee to fill the vacancy of Place #5 created when Paul Hartshorn Jr. was appointed as APFA National Contract Chair. Patrick Hancock will serve out the remainder of the current term ending on March 31, 2018. He was also elected to serve for the full 3-year term beginning April 1, 2018 and ending on March 31, 2021.

Ad Hoc Members of the Executive Committee:
Place #1: Steve Watson (DFW) – Representing DFW, MIA, SFO
Place #2: George Price (CLT) – Representing CLT, DCA-US, RDU
Place #3: Jennifer McCauley (BOS) – Representing BOS, LGA, PHL
Place #4: Kerstin Conners (DFW) – Representing LAX, PHX, STL
Place #5: Patrick Hancock (DFW) – Representing DCA-AA, ORD

The BOD also appointed the members of the National Ballot Committee and the Budget Committee. Paul Hartshorn Jr. was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Budget Committee. That term will end on March 31, 2018.

National Ballot Committee:
Cindy Horan (MIA)
Nicki Kirkeby (PHX)
Kent McDougal (MIA)
Tim O’Connell (LAX)
Avis Rives (RDU)

Budget Committee:
Erik Harris (PHL)
Paul Hartshorn (CLT) (Through March 31, 2018)
Yvonne Johnston (DFW)
Russell “Russ” Reed (LAX)
Jennifer Welpott (SFO)

It was a pleasure to organize and host the BOD Charlotte reception. We would like to give a special shout out to Charlotte’s very own George Price Jr. who donated his time and resources. George’s sister, Janice, sang and performed, and the Price brothers, as well his son Josh, provided the DJ, music, and lights. Many Thanks!


Profit Sharing

The expected date for the profit sharing payout is Friday, March 9th 2018.

New Hires

The next new hire class arrives in Charlotte on March 31st 2018. There are expected to be approximately 30 individuals in this class.

National Officer Re-run Election

Ballots for the APFA National Officer re-run election will be mailed to all members on March 14, 2018. As a reminder, this is a mail ballot as well as a Department of Labor supervised election.

Please make sure you have updated your address not just on Jetnet, but with the APFA at Ballots must be returned, by mail, and received by 10:00am CT April 13, 2018.

For your vote to count, you must be dues current (no more than 60 days in dues arrears) by 5:00pm CT on April 9, 2018. You can contact the APFA dues department at
or 817-540-01081 ext. 8151.

If you have any questions, please contact the NBC at or 817-540-0108 ext. 8311.

IROPS Procedures Reminder

Section 10 of the Redbook pertains to scheduling. Please familiarize yourself with Section 10.J in regard to rescheduling.

When Do I Go Illegal Worksheet – LUS >>


IROPS-During the Nor’easter

If you experienced any of the following issues, please send an email with all details including name, AA#, pairing number, and date to

  • Unable to reach scheduling/tracking or the hotel desk
  • Had no hotel information prior to departure or arrival
  • Told that they could not provide a hotel in base, mid sequence



We are currently working on bringing members of the Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee back to Charlotte. Stay tuned for more details.

FOI Updates/Training Timeline:  Visit the Crew Change website on Jetnet.


Our heartfelt condolences go out to the PHL base and the Davis Family. Charlotte is thinking of each one of you during this difficult time. We support you!!

As always, thank you for everything you do each and every day!

Wanda Sarnacki
APFA CLT Base President

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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