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By Jeff Flynn
Chief Pilot, MnDOT Aeronautics Services 

How COVID-19 Changed Things For Pilots

Telework, Aircraft Maintenance Rise As Challenges


December 1, 2021

In March of 2020 my family and I took a vacation to Mexico. Upon arriving at the airport, I wondered if I was making a big mistake. At the time I wasn’t worried about shortages of meat or paper products. What was troubling me was how this mystery virus might impact our return flight.

It turns out that we arrived back in the United States about a week before the airline ceased operations to our destination.

The definition of the word “trips” was about to change. As we entered the pandemic, the definition of trips had become more about climbing a flight of stairs from the home office,...

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