Captain Bob Brown
Vice 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 a third-party validation process for transporting batteries on aircraft. This process mitigates transportation risk and identifies counterfeit products. These efforts have led to speaking opportunities in the United States, Canada, Europe, China and Japan. He has also conducted briefings for House and Senate Staff and members of Congress on this safety initiative.

Other Government roles include participation on the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee, the High Energy Fire Training Enhancements (HEFTE) working group and the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST). He has been appointed by Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao as member of the DOT/FAA’s Lithium Battery Safety Adviory Committee also serving as the Committee’s Co-Chair.

As a member of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), he has served as Communication Chairman, Safety Chairman, Director of Airline Safety &Training and IPA Executive Board Vice President.

Apart from aviation interests, he serves on the Advisory Board for Opals Dream Foundation, a charity he helped form in 2011. This organization seeks to enrich the lives of people in long-term care facilities by meeting their physical, emotional, or spiritual needs.

Captain Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  He currently resides in Louisville, KY with his wife Lynne.