Captain Robert Brown

Captain Robert "Bob" Brown retired from UPS Airlines after 21 years as an Assitant Chief Pilot/Check Airman having flown the B727, B757 and the B767 aircraft. Bob was a pioneer in starting the airline for UPS, joining the ranks when it was primarily a ground distribution company.

During his career from 1988 – 2009, Bob played a significant role in establishing training, policies and procedures that became the foundation for the success of the airline today. As a trusted colleague, he became well known for providing advice and counsel to his fellow employees that has led to many successful careers at UPS. Bob began his avaition career with the United States Air Force in 1969 after completing his undergraduate degree from Grambling State University. He flew the F-5, C-9 and the C-141 from 1969 – 1977. While in the Air Force, Bob continued his formal education and completed his Masters in Science degree with a concentration in Systems Management from Unversity of Southern California in 1974. From 1977-1980 Bob was an Aviation Safety Inspector and Principal Operations Inspector, later flying for PSA Airlines from 1980 - 1982.

Bob seized an opportunity to use his expertise and served as a Health Physicist for the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1982 - 1987. Bob's desire to ensure the success of others in aviation became his passion and he joined the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) in 1986. Having served for several years as a dedicated member, his belief in the mission of the organization led him to seek others to join him. His passion led him to continue mentoring many professionals in the organizations. His dedication is further highlighted by his role as a volunteer, serving the past twelve years in senior leadership roles as President, a member of the Board of Directors, Vice Chair and Chair of the Board of Directors. Through his engagement with OBAP and beyond, Bob will continue his commitment to community service and building a sustainable pipeline of young professional talent for the aerospace industry.