Captain Don Wykoff, a pilot for Delta airlines, serves his home association, the Air Line Pilots Association, International as Chairman of the Flight Time/ Duty Time and Strategic Planning Committees.
As the chairman of ALPA's Flight Time/Duty Time Committee he is responsible for the development of scheduling guidelines and best practices for the mitigation of fatigue among pilots. He recently served as co-chair of the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee charged with a complete overhaul of the FAA’s Flight and Duty regulations. Captain Wykoff has held numerous ALPA leadership positions, including Executive Administrator for ALPA, International and negotiating committee chairman for the Delta MEC.
In addition to his ALPA duties, Captain Wykoff is also the President of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA). IFALPA represents over 100,000 airline pilots represented by over 100 Member Associations from around the world. The mission of IFALPA is to be the global voice of professional pilots, to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to provide representation, services and support to its Member Associations.
Hired by Delta in June 1988, Wykoff flies the B-767. He is a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and graduated in 1979 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in finance.
Captain Wykoff resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife Susan, and their two children.
Panel: Ensuring Global Harmonization