MEET THE LUKE WEATHERS JR. FLIGHT ACADEMY TEAM

CAPTAIN ALBERT GLENN - ACADEMY DIRECTOR

FedEx Express B777 Captain Albert Glenn previously served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP).

Captain Glenn’s career at FedEx spans over 41 years. He has held numerous management positions at FedEx, including Managing Director Of Global Flight Operations, Flight Operations Duty Officer and System Chief Pilot. He has over 15,000 flight hours and has been qualified in the B777, MD11, DC10 and B727 aircraft. His long career with FedEx includes work in customer service, the global operation control center, and pilot hiring. He began his flying career as an instrument and multi-engine flight instructor and Part 135-charter pilot. He also worked in aircraft sales.

Captain Glenn has also served as Associate Vice President for the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the leading non-profit organization for model aircraft aviation. He is also on the Aviation Advisory Board at Western Michigan University. Additionally, he was the 2007-2011 USA F3A Aerobatic team manager.

As a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and advisor to OBAP, Captain Glenn works with the the following Project Aerospace youth-based initiatives to support their aviation programs; ACE Academy, Luke Weathers Solo and Flight Academy, Aerospace Professionals in Schools, Wooddale High School in Memphis, TN and B.C. Rain High School in Mobile, AL.

Captain Glenn‘s wife, Janice, is a HR Representative  for FedEx. He has three sons; one is a MD11 Captain at FedEx. Another works with Amnesty International. His youngest son flies UAVs and was previously named the FAI F3A National Champion, the first African American to earn this achievement.

Captain Glenn has set deep roots in the Memphis community since moving there in 1972.  He has a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Memphis and is a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He has devoted most of his life to mentoring and training youngsters who have the desire to be part of the future of the aerospace industry.


 CAPTAIN JEFF HARRISON - ACADEMY CO-DIRECTOR

UPS Captain Jeff Harrison, grew up in Maryland. Upon graduating from the Air Force Academy in 1991, he went onto pilot training and eventually became a pilot flying the workhorse of the Air Force, the C-130 Hercules.

He has over 5,000 hours combined from his civilian and military flying experience. Heavily involved in volunteer work within his local community, Jeff also serves as the Director of the Solo Flight Academy.

 


 MICAH CLARK - ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

From Detroit, Michigan, Micah Clark secured a Bachelors of Science Degree in Aviation Flight Science with Minor in General Business from Western Michigan University. She is a Certified Flight Instructor with a Commercial Multi Engine Rating and 500+ total flight hours. Her ultimate career goal is to fly for FedEx.       
 
Micah's inspiration stemmed from love of travel and fascination of aircrafts, including their design and construction to be able to take flight.
When asked about the all-new LWFA, Micah shared that she is "excited about creating a way for minorities to afford the expenses in aviation and allowing the proper exposure of this amazing industry to those who have never thought this could be their reality."

 

MARCUS GIBSON - ASSISTANT SOLO AND FLY DAY DIRECTOR

Marcus Gibson is an accomplished pilot who holds his Certified Flight Instructor with Instrument Instructing Privileges. He is also an Advanced Ground Instructor. Marcus has 360 hours of flight experience and is currently work for both AirVenture Flight Center and Luke Weathers Flight Academy.  Originally from the home of the Hoosiers, Marcus finished his college degree at Indiana State University.

When Marcus was just two years old he told his parents that he wanted to become a fighter pilot. A dream that came into being within two years of life and evolved into where he is today. Marcus attributes his career path to his father Lorenzo Gibson who is a Maintenance Manager for United Airlines.

In his words, Marcus shares "my father gave me all the knowledge I needed to conduct myself as the outstanding professional I am today. I work hard everyday for my students. I take initiative in making sure my students know everything about flying and that it revolves around safety and good decision-making. I am well respected and appreciated in my field of work. Every student I have taught has enjoyed my method of instruction and my thorough approach to every given lesson plan."

Marcus' mission is to motivate young men and women to become educationally prepared for life. Increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace through exposure, training, mentoring and scholarships. Increase the number of underrepresented minority professional pilots, so there will be a known body and better assist OBAP. His ultimate career goal is to fly the 777 for FedEx.