Capt. Bob Fox serves as ALPA’s first vice president and national safety coordinator. He began his four-year term on Jan. 1, 2019. As national safety coordinator, Capt. Fox oversees the Association’s Air Safety Organization, which manages the union’s safety, security, pilot assistance, and jumpseat programs, and is the world’s largest nongovernmental safety organization. Capt. Fox serves as the industry co-chair of the FAA’s Flight Standards Transparency, Performance, Accountability, Efficiency Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is the pilot representative for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee, which advises the Transportation secretary on policy matters related to aviation safety. In addition to these responsibilities, Capt. Fox is a member of the ICAO Cooperative Oversight for Cross-border Operations Sub Group.
Based in Washington, D.C., Capt. Fox flies the Airbus A320 for United airliines. Retired from the U.S. Navy, Capt. Fox conducted four operational deployments on the USS Kitty Hawk (2), USS Saratoga, and the USS Eisenhower aircraft carriers, flying the LTV A-7 Corsair and the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. Between these deployments, he conducted flight test work on the F/A-18 weapon systems. Capt. Fox is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He resides in Tequesta, Fla., with his wife, Susan.