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Syndication

We spend time talking to Harold "Mitch Mitchell. He tells us about his journey from his childhood on a farm in South Carolina to the Captain's seat in an Alaska Airlines 737. As a young child, Mitch would hide in the bushes and watch the Crop Duster airplanes fertilize the nearby farm fields. Those Crop Dusters also planted the seeeds of the flying dream in Mitch's mind.

We talk about how Mitch was able to transfer from US Army ROTC, to the USMC, and ultimately to the USAF Reserve, where he attained the two star rank of Major General. In his civilian life, Mitch's promising career as an airline pilot almost ended with the bankruptcy of Continental Airlines. But his reputation as a strong aviator was enough to get him hired as an Alaska Airlines Pilot. The rest was history, and now Mitch is one of Alaska's most respected Captains.

Mitch says "Sometimes you have to pedal a little faster, be humble, and allow people to help you".

Mitch worked hard to never let down the people who took a chance on him. We know that he made all of them proud!

Direct download: Mitch_Mitchell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

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