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September 29, 2016

A Man with a Mammogram: Pilot Shares Struggle with Breast Cancer

FedEx pilot Mac Holmes found out he had cancer in 2012. It was the type of cancer he had that shocked him the most.

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June 16, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Video: The new Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital - conversion, painting, & virtual tour of the plane. Also see designs and stories about how they did it.

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February 1, 2016

‘Different Kind of Jam’ Spreads Opportunity for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

On a bright, clear Colorado day, Crysta Bartram has just finished work for the day and is chatting with her dad, Earl. They talk about her day at work, what to have for dinner, and how her saving plan is coming along for her next trip. Crysta is 27 and filled with personality. Her light

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May 15, 2015

FedEx supports Women in Aviation International

The 26th Annual International Women in Aviation (WAI) Conference was held in Dallas recently Once again, FedEx had a huge presence, including several dozen FedEx pilots and employees from Aircraft Maintenance. The WAI convention is the largest of its kind. WAI has more than 11,000 members and attracts airlines and aviation-related companies from all over

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February 2, 2015

The Sky is the Limit

In Observance of Black History Month, we’re proud to tell the story of Carroll Waters - the first African-American pilot hired at FedEx.

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September 22, 2014

Profiles: Women in Aviation

One way we can make it brighter is to embrace a diverse workforce and harvest their many viewpoints and experiences to enrich our organization. We certainly believe that’s happening at our company.

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March 10, 2014

The Women Pilots of FedEx: The Sky Should Never Be the Limit

Circling the globe, transporting cargo as precious as a human heart, as adorable as a pair of pandas or as irreplaceable as Catherine the Great’s favorite jewel encrusted icon, the women pilots of FedEx are quite accustomed to moving rarities from one place to another. It’s the business they’re in, and they love it. At the same time, there is one thing they wish were a bit less special about their job - being a woman in a pilot’s uniform.

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September 30, 2013

A Pilot Kit for the 21st Century

For years, pilots have been carrying around their pilot kit.What is in a pilot kit? Well, during the first day of ground school as a pilot, you are handed a stack of books.  One book to describe how to fly the airplane, another book to describe the systems on the airplane, another book of company procedures, regulations and rules to follow…you get the idea.  Oh wait…then there are all of the navigation charts that have all of the procedures and instructions on how to fly in and out of each individual airport.

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