Tag Archives: Graduate Stories

Pilot of distressed plane and rescuer have a chance encounter

First of all I would like to thank you, your instructors and staff for making me feel welcome during my week at HPA. My training experience during my B727 SIC training was enjoyable and rewarding. During our Power Lunch you asked if anyone had a funny aviation story. At that time I didn’t think of […]

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Hard work pays off when HPA grad hired at SWA

I attended HPA in the early summer of 2006. After walking out the door with my free 737 type rating and a $7,300 hat, I was anxious to be selected for an interview with Southwest. A month or so later I got a call requesting my presence for an interview! I studied hard and did all…

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Birthday celebration brightened by The Call

So we were sitting at the Frenchy’s Saltwater Cafe (Its really more like a beach bar, but they have fantastic food) at 7:45 PM and my wife and I are chatting with a couple from Minnesota at the bar when my cell phone rings and its area code 214. I know, I know, all the calls “to” area code 214 but for some reason, it didn’t click inside my head that it was Dallas.

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