Meet the FAPA team
Captain Andy Simonds
In 1980, Captain Andy Simonds first soloed in a beat-up fire-prone Cessna 152 Aerobat in Madison, Wisconsin. After a tour in general aviation as a CFI and Part 135 charter pilot, Andy started collecting uniforms from American Eagle, TWA, Airborne Express and, finally, American Airlines where he is currently a B-737 captain. Whether left seat, right seat, back seat or jumpseat he never met an airplane he didn't like.
In an effort to improve his seniority (while believing there is comfort in crowds), Andy has been continually involved with airline pilot recruiting, interviewing, career counseling, aviation seminars and aviation writing.