Capt. Tyler Hawkins, Vice President–Administration/Secretary
Frontier Airlines Capt. Tyler Hawkins serves as ALPA’s vice president–administration / secretary, where he administers ALPA’s policies and procedures and follows U.S. and Canadian labor codes for ALPA’s elected representatives and labor leaders. He is the first Frontier pilot to serve as a national officer, and one of ALPA’s youngest national officers, bringing a new perspective to the union’s highest governing office. His innovative and relatable leadership style will be beneficial as the industry transitions to the next generation of pilots and pilot leaders.
In his capacity as vice president–administration/secretary, Capt. Hawkins also oversees the union’s Professional Development Group (PDG), which plays an integral role in how ALPA supports our current members and the industry’s efforts to recruit the workforce needed to propel aviation into the next era, including those interested in becoming an airline pilot. From the union’s public outreach to how we foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive union and industry culture, Tyler’s leadership on the PDG team—with one of the largest group of pilot volunteers in the union—will shape how ALPA supports union members throughout their professional careers.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Capt. Hawkins flies the Airbus A320. As an ALPA rep on the Frontier MEC, and the group’s Strategic Preparedness and Strike Committee chair during the 2017–2018 contract negotiations, his initiative and leadership helped Frontier’s pilots secure a new contract worth $1 billion in new value, including pay increases averaging 53 percent in the first year of the deal.
ALPA’s Board of Directors elected Capt. Hawkins on Oct. 19, 2022, by acclimation. His four-year term began on Jan. 1, 2023. A graduate of Florida State University, he earned a BS in biological sciences, and he started his airline career at regional carrier ExpressJet Airlines. He currently lives with his wife and children in Wake Forest, N.C.