Training Operations Committee

The Training Operations Committee (TOC) oversees the development of training programs and airmanship-development programs for airmen and airmwomen who are pursuing airmanship excellence within an Airmanship Development Support Organization (ADSO) that has been approved by the CFAE Safety and Standards Committee (SSC).

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Capt. William R. Brand serves as the Chairman of the CFAE Training Operations Committee. He retired from United Airlines in 2004 as a captain on the B-737. While at United, he flew the B-737-200, B-737-300 and B-737-500; the A320; the B-777 and the B-727.

He began his long career in aviation in 1962 when he joined the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic/loadmaster on the Douglas 
C-124 Globemaster cargo airplane.  During that time, he learned to fly in a Piper J-3 Cub at the Air Force Aero Club.  After he left the Air Force, he went to work as a full-time flight instructor.  Capt. Brand’s general-aviation experience includes flying as a volunteer pilot for Wings of Hope in Iquitos, Peru
(C-206 on floats), flying as a bush pilot in Alaska (wheels and skis) and flying as a corporate pilot on the B-737-BBJ.

Capt. Brand’s airline career includes service as a pilot and/or flight engineer for National Airlines, Pan Am and Braniff.  He also worked as a mechanic and maintenance instructor at Eastern Airlines.  He has also served as a ground-school instructor for National Airlines and he was an FAA Flight Engineer Designee at the Pan Am Training Academy.  
Capt. Brand also served as a B727 captain and Chief of Training for IASCO.

While he was in school at Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale, he worked for Air Illinois as a pilot, mechanic and certified dispatcher.  He graduated from SIU with airframe and powerplant certificates and a BS in Occupational Education (Aviation). After his retirement from United, Capt. Brand completed an MS in Aeronautical Science with an emphasis on education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He currently serves part-time as a glider instructor and tow pilot.