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To celebrate turning the big 3-0 we caught up with some of the amazing employees whose three decades of service have helped make Virgin Atlantic the airline it is today. To kick things off, Flight Service Manager Dave Flanagan takes us back to the start...

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Virgin Atlantic Engineers Matt and Lee.pngWhen you’re flying hundreds of people to far-flung destinations at 37,000 feet, safety has to be your top priority. But, as well as being an essential part of our operations here at Virgin Atlantic, it can also make for an extremely interesting career move.

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Meet Tim Graham: The Man Behind Our Wearable Tech

by Moderator April 2014 - last edited May 2014

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When our IT Innovation Manager Tim Graham heard in late 2013 that our IT partner, SITA, was conducting experiments with wearable computing devices such as Google Glass, the idea of using such wearable tech to raise the bar on airline customer service got his immediate attention, and the project was born.

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Captain Gary Bruce: I Swam the Channel

by Moderator April 2014 - last edited April 2014

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Icy dips, training injuries and years of cold showers: it's all par for the course for the would-be Channel swimmer. But after four years of training and a lifetime of dreaming, Captain Gary Bruce – one of our 747 pilots – was finally ready to take the plunge, and recently swam from England to France across the busiest shipping lane in the world.

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Being a Virgin Atlantic employee opens the door to all manner of exciting fundraising opportunities. We caught up with staff member Samantha Markham after her demanding cycle ride from Boston to New York City, to find out how she got involved and what the event meant to her...

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Working for Virgin Atlantic can open up a world of opportunities beyond the day job, leading to all kinds of new experiences, friendships, skills and stretching of comfort zones. And our involvement in We Day is just the latest of those adventures. But don't just take it from us – let's see what our people have to say for themselves, about We Day, about Free The Children, and about working for Virgin Atlantic.

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