Our mission is to serve and lead the Delta pilots. To engage anywhere necessary to address opportunities and threats;
always protecting and advancing Delta pilot careers, pay, working conditions, benefits and job security.
Term: January 2015 – December 2016
Captain Donatelli is a Detroit based Boeing 777 pilot at Delta Air
Lines, Inc. He was hired by Delta in 1987. He has served ALPA most recently
as ALPA National Strategic Preparedness & Strike Committee (SPSC) Chairman
(2007 – 2014). Other roles include ALPA Delegate AFL-CIO Quadrennial
Conventions, Delta MEC Strike Chairman, and ALPA Council 43 Vice-Chairman
Captain Donatelli received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
from the United States Air Force Academy in 1979. He served as a Combat
Fighter Pilot on the A-10 Thunderbolt II at RAF Bentwaters, UK. Additionally,
he was a United States Air Force Weapons School Instructor in Las Vegas,
NV. He served in the Wisconsin Air National Guard and retired from the
USAF in 1999 as Lieutenant Colonel.
Captain Havrilla was hired by Delta in 1987 and most recently served as Council 16 chairman. He has also served three terms on the ALPA Delta MEC System Board, and served as second officer representative for Council 16. Captain Havrilla is a graduate of the George Meany Center for Labor Studies, Negotiating School. Havrilla was an active duty Navy S3 pilot and flew C9s in the Naval Reserve, retiring as a commander.
He is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Captain Greg Rizzuto was hired by Northwest in 1996 and most recently served as MEC Strategic Planning Committee chairman. His past ALPA service includes Delta MEC executive administrator, Communications Committee chairman for Northwest MEC and also for the Delta MEC. Captain Rizzuto also served as Council 20 first officer representative.
Rizzuto graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied science and technology.
Captain Matt Geddie was hired by Delta in 1991. He has served ALPA as Council 48 chairman and as a member of the Delta MEC Pilot-to-Pilot Committee. He served in the United States Air Force retiring from the Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.
He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds a masters in management from Webster University.
Captain Van Sickle is a Detroit-based 747-400 pilot. He was hired by Northwest in 1984. Past positions include the 727 SO, 747-200 SO, 747-200 FO, 747-400 FO, 727 CA, and 747-200 CA. Captain Van Sickle has served as Delta MEC vice chairman, as a member of the Northwest MEC Negotiating Committee and as an LEC Contract Administration volunteer, MEC Negotiating Committee and Family Awareness Committee member.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1973, served in the Navy and Naval Air Reserves, and retired with the rank of commander.
Captain Kevin Guilfoyle, is an Atlanta based 737 pilot. Captain Guilfoyle was hired by Delta in 1997 and, previous to his role as MEC executive administrator, he served two elected terms as the Delta MEC secretary. He was the Special Projects coordinator for four years, served on the Strategic Planning Committee, Communications Committee, Retirement and Insurance Committee, Strike Committee, Pilot 2 Pilot Committee and served two terms as the Council 66 vice chairman and first officer representative. He has served the MEC under eight different MEC chairmen at Delta. Prior to Delta, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an instructor and combat fighter pilot in the A-10 and served in Desert Storm. He also attended Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training.
Street Smarts seeks to educate professional airline pilots on how to remain as safe as possible at all times by remaining prepared and aware of their surroundings, especially while traveling.
An overview of the New Hire Retirement and Insurance briefing.
Feel free to email questions to Karen.Browne@alpa.org
The Delta Pilots Charitable Fund supports nonprofits that provide
services to children in Delta Hub Citites. DPCF is supported
by individual contributions from Delta Pilots and is the first
charitable fund established, managed and funded entirely by
the pilots of a major U.S. airline.
The Furlough/Emergency Relief Fund exists to assist Delta pilots with a demonstrated financial hardship. Since its inception in 2001, the Fund has assisted pilots in need through loans or grants.