Provide the pilots of American Airlines the information they need to choose their representation.
The pilots of American Airlines ratify a merger agreement negotiated between APA and ALPA.
Our Guiding Principles
We are a self-funded grassroots education effort run by AA pilots for AA pilots.
We will provide an honest, objective, and thorough comparison between APA and ALPA.
We are committed to affording the pilots of AA an opportunity to choose their union representation.
AA Pilots for ALPA's Volunteers
We have many line pilots who are united to ensure the pilots of American Airlines have the opportunity to choose their union. We are simply facilitators of that effort.
We have a growing number of volunteers in each domicile that continue to foster our grassroots network.
LaGuardia Boeing 737 First Officer
Jeff has been with American since 2017 and is currently an LGA-based 737 First Officer. He has also flown the F/A-18E/F and T-45C in the US Navy, the C-130J in the Air National Guard, and the ERJ-170 as a First Officer. Jeff recently served on APA's Economic and Financial Analysis Committee. He currently resides in Mystic, CT.
Charlotte Boeing 777 Captain
Robert Duma was hired by American Airlines in the late 80’s and is currently a 777 Captain in CLT. He was previously based in MIA on the 767. Prior to AA he flew Jetstream 31’s at Republic Express and the Bandeirante at Iowa Airways. While at AA, Robert has served on several APA committees to include Scope and Negotiating. He currently lives in Southwest, FL.
Boston Boeing 737 Captain
Brad Laslett has been with American Airlines since its merge with US Airways and is currently a 737 Captain in BOS. He was previously a First Officer on 737, A320, and DC-9. Prior to USAirways he flew the SF-340 and BE-1900 as a Captain for Business Express Airlines and a First Officer at Business Express Airlines on the BE-1900 and the SF-340. While at Business Express, Brad served as a Chairman of the MEC, Chairman of the Negotiating Committee, Chairman of the Merger Committee and served on several ALPA National Committees. During his furlough from USAirways Brad was a mediator at the National Mediation Board (NMB). He currently lives in South Berwick, ME.
LaGuardia Boeing 737 Captain
Michael has been with American since 2008 and is currently a 737 Captain in LGA. He was previously an First Officer on 737. Prior to AA he flew the Embraer 145 as a Captain for American Eagle as well as the SF-340 and BE-1900 as a Captain for Business Express Airlines. Micheal served at ALPA during his time at Eagle and Business Express. Michael has served as an LEC/MEC/BOD member, an Executive Vice President, Chairman of 2 Strike Oversight Boards, participated in several organizing drives and many other roles at ALPA. He currently lives in Concord, MA.
Washington, DC Boeing 737 Captain
JP has been with American since February 2000 and is currently a 737 captain in DCA. He was previously an First Officer on the MD-80, 737, 757, 767 and an Flight Engineer on the 727. Prior to AA he flew the Jetstream 41 as a First Officer at Atlantic Coast Airlines. JP recently served on the Strike Preparedness Committee and the National Jumpseat committee. He currently resides in Ashburn, VA.
Dallas Forth Worth Airbus 320 Captain
Kenneth has been at American since 2008 and is currently an Airbus 320 Captain. At American, he also flew as Captain on the 737 and has flown the 767/757, MD-80 and A320 as a First Officer. Prior to coming to American, Kenneth flew the Embraer 145 as a Check Airman and Captain as well as the SF340 as Captain and First Offier for American Eagle. His ALPA positions included LEC Representative, MEC Grievance Chairman, and Negotiating Committee member. Kenneth worked on multiple organizing drives for other pilot groups and worked to found ALPA’s Local Council to represent the American Eagle Check Airmen.
Heather Ducimo Boulanger
Charlotte Airbus 320 First Officer
Heather has been with American since 2017 and is currently a CLT-based A320 First Officer. She has also flown the Boeing 737 for American, the CRJ 200/700/900 as a captain at PSA, and flew as a bush pilot in Alaska. Heather was the Chairman of Pilot Assistance at PSA for several years overseeing Aeromedical, Critical Incident Response, FMLA, HIMS, and Professional Standards and earning an ALPA Presidential Citation for her work. She currently resides in Charlotte, NC.
Philadelphia Boeing 787 First Officer
Tom has been with American since 2012 and is currently a PHL 787 First Officer. He has also flown the A320 and E190 as a First Officer. Prior to US Airways he flew the E145 as Captain and FO at American Eagle and the Jetstream 41 at Atlantic Coast Airlines, and was a member of ALPA at both. While at AA Tom has volunteered on the National Communications Network and Strike and Tactical Operations Planning committees for APA. He currently resides in Swarthmore, PA.
Los Angeles Boeing 737 First Officer
Stephanie has been with American since 2017 and is currently an LAX-based 737 First Officer. She has also flown the Pilatus PC-12 as a Check Airman, the Beechcraft 1900 as a Captain, and the CRJ-700 as a First Officer. Stephanie served as her union's Chairman while at Great Lakes Airlines. She currently resides in Huntington Beach, CA.
Charlotte Boeing 737 Captain
Dave Shonk has been with American Airlines since January 2001, and is currently a 737 Captain in CLT. He was previously based as a First Officer in ORD on the S-80, and in MIA on the 737. He is a retired USAF Officer and pilot.
O'Hare Boeing 737 Captain
Charlie Greenawald has been with American since 2012 and is currently an ORD-based 737 Captain. He has also flown the CRJ as captain and first officer as well as the BE 1900D, CRJ, EBM-190, A320, 737, 757, 767, and 787 as first officer. Charlie is also a volunteer with APA’s National Communication Network. He currently resides in Valparaiso IN.
Phoenix Airbus 320 Captain
Rick Pitt has been with American since 1987 and is currently an PHX-based A320 Captain. He has also flown the A330 and the B737. Rick served on APA's Check Airman Committee, and served as MEC Chairman, MEC Vice-Chairman and LEC Captain Representative while flying for an ALPA carrier. He currently resides in Scottsdale, AZ.
Boston Boeing 737 First Officer
John Pokorny has been with American Airlines since 2014. Prior to AA John worked for American Eagle and Business Express. John is currently a B737 FO out of Boston. He has also flown the A321 & B777 out of the New York domicile as a FO. John currently resides in Woodstock, Ct.
Miami Airbus 320 Check Airman
American Airlines since 1990. USAF and ANG prior to AA. Served on APA Board of Directors, Negotiating Committee (As Chairman), Contract Compliance (Vice Chairman) , Benefits Review and Appeal Board, NextGen scheduling committee and local communications and professional standards committees.