It brings me no pleasure to announce that Captain Al Haynes, the Pilot in Command of United Airlines flight 232, has flown west. He passed yesterday surrounded by family at a hospital in Seattle.
Please keep comments respectful and on-topic.
johnboy wrote:Not sure why people wouldn’t be respectful. Is that a thing now?
SWADawg wrote:I had the honor and pleasure of spending time with Captain Haynes one on one several times over the years. One of the most genuine and humble men I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He shaped how I conduct myself as a professional Airline Pilot. RIP, Fair Winds and Blue Skies sir.
F9Animal wrote:johnboy wrote:Not sure why people wouldn’t be respectful. Is that a thing now?
Unfortunately, it is. But, I am hopeful we wouldn't see disrespect to Al Haynes. He was a wonderful inspiration to many.
Redd wrote:A Captain in one of the great aviation stories in history, I read about him as a kid and always admired the job he and the crew did. Blue skies Capt. Haynes!
readytotaxi wrote:A real professional, another reason we will always have a human being in the cockpit. Enjoy your flight Captain.
Western727 wrote:readytotaxi wrote:A real professional, another reason we will always have a human being in the cockpit. Enjoy your flight Captain.
I didn't realize that UA named a plane after him. While certainly a noble gesture, I'm slightly surprised that it wasn't a -10 that was named after him and instead either a 727 or 737 classic (based on the windshield in the above image). Can anyone share the story? I wasn't able to find anything on Google. TIA.
In any case...thank you, Capt. Haynes, for teaching so much to so many.
BAINY3 wrote:KFTG wrote:Rest in peace, Al. Will be a somber day at TK for sure.
Might be a dumb question but what was his connection to TK?
southwest1675 wrote:They should name a 777 after him.
aemoreira1981 wrote:southwest1675 wrote:They should name a 777 after him.
Either their next B77W or their next B78X. Haynes, who was 87, was a living example of the value of CRM, along with Dennis Fitch (a nonrev on that flight who died in 2012), William Records, and Dudley Dvorak. Are Dvorak and Records still alive?
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