Two Hornets from VFA-87 wait as Crash and Hanky back out of a KC-10 from the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco.

Two Hornets from VFA-87 wait as Crash and Hanky back out of a KC-10 from the 60th Air Mobility Wing at Travis Air Force Base near San Francisco.

Unfortunately, many people just think of Memorial Day as a day off work (unless you are in the airline business where your work never stops), but it is much more than that. Many wonderful airline pilots start their careers as a military pilot and not all are able to make the transition to civilian life since they are killed in the line of duty.

Please take some time today and no matter what your political beliefs are or if you feel the wars we have fought and are currently are fighting are just, remember those that have died in the line of duty!

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: [email protected]

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