Captain W. Randolph Helling, Vice-President–Finance/Treasurer

Captain W. Randolph Helling (Delta) is serving his second term as ALPA's vice-president–finance/treasurer, having previously acted as executive administrator to ALPA's former president, Capt. John Prater (Continental). Helling oversees the financial and fiscal administration of the union.

“While the past decade has been challenging, I am enthusiastic about ALPA and our members’ dedication to enhancing and protecting the airline piloting profession,” says Captain Helling.

Currently a Delta Air Lines A320 pilot, Captain Helling flew for Northwest Airlines 22 years (prior to the Delta-Northwest merger in October 2008).

Captain Helling has served on the Northwest MEC's Professional Standards, Training, Legislative Affairs, and Finance Review Committees. He was elected MEC vice-chairman in 2006 and served as secretary/treasurer and vice-chairman of the pilot group's Detroit Local Council. He also participated as a member of ALPA's National Hearing Board from 2000 to 2006.

The finance vice-president resides in St. Louis with his wife, Amy, and their four children. He has a B.S. from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology of St. Louis University.