“[Monday’s] skywriting was part of ALPA’s campaign to demonstrate opposition to Norwegian’s request for a foreign air carrier permit. While the first pass was a bit jumbled, like Norwegian’s business plan, it is easily corrected. Norwegian should consider doing the same,” an ALPA spokesperson said in a statement.
The association — which represents and advocates for more than 52,000 pilots at 30 U.S. and Canadian airlines — realized the initial mistake when it started getting calls. The pilot made another pass around 5 p.m. with the correct message.