First Officer Ken Lee
Director of Safety

Kenneth (Ken) Lee serves as the Director of Safety for the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations. He comes to CAPA from the Allied Pilots Association where he served as the National Safety Committee Chairman. His responsibilities included leading, facilitating implementation, and maintenance of ASAP, FOQA, LOSA, FRMS and SMS programs for the pilots of American Airlines as represented by the Allied Pilots Association. 

His formal training includes aircraft mishap investigation (both military and NTSB), safety program management, crew resource management, operational risk management, instructor pilot training from the Boeing Company, and numerous professional military flight and education programs.

In 2000 he joined American Airlines as a Flight Engineer and First Officer flying the 727, 737, and MD-80. He currently serves on the APA safety committee representing the Pilots of American Airlines and flies the 737 as a First Officer.

Ken also served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years qualifying as an instructor and evaluator pilot on various helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. During his distinguished career he served in various leadership positions to include Wing Chief of Safety, Wing Chief of Training and Evaluation, and Assistant Director of Operations. His career culminated in 2000 as an aircraft commander on Air Force One (VC-25).

A native of Birmingham, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Miami in 1979; he also completed two years of Masters degree work at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Labratory in 1984.