Captain Robert Travis
President, Independent Pilots Association (IPA)
Captain Robert Travis began serving as Vice President of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) in January 2011. He assumed the office of IPA President in August 2011, a position which he currently holds.
Capt. Travis graduated from U.C.L.A in 1985 with a degree in Political Science. After graduation, he was accepted into the United States Air Force Pilot Training Program. He flew the F-111 in Europe and later became an instructor pilot flying the T-38 Talon.
After leaving the Military, Travis was hired by American Airlines where he flew on the Boeing 727. He also flew briefly for the regional carrier American Eagle on the ATR-72.
Captain Travis was hired by UPS in 1994. In his time at UPS, he has served as a Captain on the Boeing 747, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, and is currently serving as a Captain flying the Airbus A-300. He has also flown as a First Officer for UPS on the 757, 767 and A300, as well as a DC-8 Flight Engineer.
During Captain Travis’ time as an MD-11 Captain, he served several years as an MD-11 simulator instructor, at which time he was the MD-11 Fleet Instructor Training Representative for the IPA.
Captain Travis resides in the Dallas, Texas area with his wife and son.