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 and perspectives 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. The Secretary of Transportation recently appointed him as Chairman of the Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee. Read more…

Captain Russ Leighton
Captain Russ LeightonVice President/Director of Safety
Captain Russ Leighton serves as Vice President/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 Johnathan Benton
Captain Johnathan BentonGovernment Affairs Chairman
Captain 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…
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…