Mike Swanigan interviews Captain Kisa Wiley. She is the Seattle Base Chief Pilot at Horizon Air, which is a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group.
Kisa is a 3rd generation pilot. Her Dad, Retired Captain Jim Wiley, had a long career with Alaska Airlines. Her Grandfather, the Late Colonel Jim Wiley, was a Tuskegee Airman who flew several combat missions in Europe during World War 2.
Kisa fell in love with flying after her younger sister talked her into attending a pilot ground school course.
Ross Belfiore is a 20-year veteran Aircraft Maintenance Technician at Alaska Airlines. He tells us what it takes to earn the proper FAA credentials to enter the Aircraft Maintenance Field and how he was able to achieve early seniority at Alaska Airlines.
Whenever I had a maintenance problem in...
Captain Mike Swanigan tells us the story of the most memorable trip of his career.
In June of 1991, Alaska Airlines started service from Anchorage, Alaska to the former USSR (Russia) flying a specially-equipped Boeing 727-200.
Mike was selected to be on the crew of the inaugural flight, and...