Captain, Northwest Airlines (Retired)
Robin always wanted to fly and after completing commercial flight training in 1966, he was hired as a pilot by Northwest Airlines. Over the course of the next 35 years, he flew the 707, 727, 757, DC-10, and 747 both domestically and internationally. He was drawn
throughout his career to those who were afraid of flight; once he had to convince an entire planeload of passengers to fly on what they thought was an unsafe 727. He continues to fly single engine aircraft since retiring, sometimes with fearful passengers. He married a flight attendant, his daughter also was a flight attendant and married an American Airlines Captain, and his son had a pilot’s license before a driver’s license and is a Naval Aviator. The FOFC gives Robin a chance to dispel the many misconceptions surrounding flight andto replace them with the truth.