Capt. Bob Fox, First Vice President


Captain Joe DePete

Capt. Bob Fox (United) serves as ALPA’s first vice president and national safety coordinator. He was elected by the union’s Board of Directors on Oct. 17, 2018, and 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.

In addition to these responsibilities, Capt. Fox serves as the industry co-chair of the FAA’s Flight Standards Transparency, Performance, Accountability, Efficiency Aviation Rulemaking Committee. He is a member of the NextGen Advisory Committee Subcommittee and 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 serves at the IFALPA director for U.S. ALPA and 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 and previously served his pilot group as Master Executive Council vice chairman and Alliance and Scope Oversight Committee member, as well as a Local Executive Council chair and secretary-treasurer.

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.