Boeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Al Secord used to play for the National Hockey League's Chicago Blackhawks in the 1980's. I heard that he is now an airline pilot with American Airlines. Does anyone know what type of aircraft he flys and what seat?
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4471 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3277 times:
A quick search of the FAA website turns up an Alan Edward William Secord. No address is available so no clue as to location.
This Mr. Secord possesses a Second class medical issued in May of this year.
He possesses an Airline Transport Pilot certificate for Airplane Multiengine Land with commercial privileges in airplane single engine, type-rated with ATP privileges in the Beechcraft 1900 only, with the familiar restriction "second in command required". Incidentally, though, he also possesses a flight engineer-turbojet certificate.
So based on that information, I doubt he flies for AA, unless he's a furloughee from pretty far back.
FT From Canada, joined May 2001, 80 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3176 times:
I remember reading an article in the Toronto Star a couple of years back that made mention of Al Secord. From what I recall, he was a first officer for AA flying the Fokker. I can't for the life of me remember what the news article was about....but it wasn't about Secord specifically.
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3114 times:
I don't know about Secord, but former Buffalo Bills guard Jim Ritcher who was a pro bowler and played quite a few seasons for Buffalo now flies MD-80's for AA.
A couple years ago, Ritcher piloted the charter plane carrying the Bills down to (Miami?) I think. Anyway, the team got a kick out of it and there was a big article in the paper. I was pretty surprised when I read it. Imagine being a successful NFL football player and a commerical airline pilot???....that's a nice life.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41 Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3079 times:
From what I know, Secord became a pilot for AA shortly after his NHL career ended. He then came out of retirement and played for the IHL Chicago Wolves. I have no idea if he resumed his career as a pilot.
Boeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 297 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2873 times:
Like flying, hockey is hard to get out of your blood. I should know, I'm spending a year in Japan and am not able to play ice hockey, the sport I love, I miss it a lot. I understand Mr. Secord's decision to take 6 month's or so off and return to the game he played for most of his life. Before you criticize his choices N2111J, you should walk a mile in his shoes!
From Dr. King's America to Nelson Mandela's Africa, the journey of equality moves on.
Zobatc From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2637 times:
If I remember right, I remember seeing a feature on Al Secord when he played for the Chicago RHI (Roller Hockey International) team, and it was about him being a pilot...all I pretty much remember was him being around a prop in the UAL Express colors...it could have been a B190 or a JS31/41. This was around 1994.