Our Team

//Our Team
Our Team 2018-12-11T15:33:56+00:00
Captain Larry Rooney
Captain Larry RooneyPresident
Captain Larry Rooney currently serves as the President of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association where he brings real world, hands on experience to his lobbying efforts on behalf of the pilot profession.

A 35-year veteran of the Airline Industry with an extensive background in Aviation Safety, Training, Security and Domestic and International Flight Operations Read more…

Captain Bob Brown
Captain Bob BrownVice President
Captain Bob Brown currently serves as Vice President of the Coalition of Airline Pilots Association. He is a Boeing 757/767 Captain at UPS Airlines and a member of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA).

Captain Brown has spent the last 20 years directly involved in advancing aviation safety. His most recent role as Chairman of the IPA Safety Task Force has led to collaboratively developing Read more…

First Officer Johnathan Benton
First Officer Johnathan BentonGovernment Affairs Chairman
First Officer Johnathan Benton serves as the CAPA Government Affairs Committee Chairman as well as the APA’s (Allied Pilots Association) Government Affairs Committee Chairman and has served on these committees since 2012. He was hired by American Airlines in 2000, is based at Miami International Airport (MIA) on the Boeing 777 flying international routes. Read more…
First Officer Russ Leighton
First Officer Russ LeightonDirector of Safety
First Officer Russ Leighton serves as the Director of Safety for the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) and also serves as the Aviation Safety Coordinator for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224.  He has been a member of the CAPA Safety Committee Read more…
Captain Bill Cason
Captain Bill CasonDirector of Security
Captain Bill Cason has over 20 years experience as pilot for United Parcel Service (UPS) Airlines flying the Boeing 757 / 767. Bill’s work with Pilot Associations began in 2003 when he took over the Cockpit Defense Committee for the Independent Pilots Association (IPA). He was instrumental in standing up the first “all-cargo” Crewmember Self-Defense Training (CMSDT) program in Louisville, KY in 2009, and Read more…