The Grey Eagles​ 



*Presidents*

1962  W. H. Proctor

​1963  Howard H. West

​1964  Paul Carpenter

​1965  Duke Ledbetter

​1966  Paul Carpenter

​1967  Sheldon Shoff

​1968  Sheldon Shoff

​1969  Cecil Hefner

​1970  Ham Smith

​1971  Harry Clark

​1972  Chick Luna

​1973  Bill Person

​1974 Bert Bruce

​1975  Jack Gibson

​1976  Milt Coppage

​1977  Dwight McMillen

​1978  Jim Stanford

​1979  Bill McCormick

​1980  Walt Moran

​1981 Fred Illston

​1982 Nick O'Connell

1983 Bryce McCormick

​1984  George Becker

​1985 Chuck Shafer 

​1986  Elton Leach

​1987 Tony DeSalvo

​1988 Martin Gellart

​1989  Bob Wilson

​1990  Joe Gumber

​1991 Fran Fosdick

​1992  Cort Dickinson

1993  Bill Bettwy

1994  Tom Eanes 

​1995  Bob Lagerstrom

​1996  Don Allen

​1997  Kenneth Phelps 

​1998  John D. Moore 

​1999  Robert H. Malone

​2000 R. Gary Lopp

​2001 George W. McKellar

​2002 Jack R. Hinson

​2003 Herb Dabelow

​2004 Robert E. Mangam

​2005  Dale K. Johnson

​2006 Martin H. O'Leary

​2007  Glenn E. Cribbs

​2008 Art Culver

​2009 Donald C. Jensen

​2010 Gary Yudell

​2011 Ray Seymour

​2012 Anthony M. Fortune

​2013 Bruce D. Ott

​2014 Bill Rose

​2015 Fred Landbeck

2016 Melanie Jarvi

​American Airlines pilots who founded The Grey Eagles in May 1962

Front Row (L to R): S.R. Ross, D. McCallum, H.H. West, W.H. Procter, J.H. Burns, R.J. Rentz. Back Row (L to R): E.M. Carson, J.B. Glass, V.J. Miller, E.C. Bowe, H.B. Cox
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THE INCEPTION OF THE GREY EAGLES


In the spring of 1962, the President of the Kiwis, Boots Johnston Hogate, invited all retired pilots of American Airlines to visit the Kiwi National Convention on May 10, 11 and 12 at the Dryden East Hotel in New York City.

Eleven retired pilots accepted the invitation. They were W. H. Proctor, J. H. Burns, J. B. Glass, Kit Carson, Duncan McCullum, S. R. Ross, V. J. Miller, H. B. Cox, Howard H. West, E. C. Bowe and R. J. Rentz. Being impressed with the strong feeling of fellowship and camaraderie among the Kiwis, the pilots felt a spark igniting their own smoldering desires of six years for an association where they, too, could continue and meld their strong friendships over the future years.

These eleven pilots met at the Dryden East Hotel in New York City on May 11, 1962, at 10:00 a.m. They met again at 9:00 a.m. on May 12, 1962. During these all-day meetings they adopted a name and a set of by laws, and thus: THE GREY EAGLES ASSOCIATION was born.

Originally compiled by: Cecil M. Hefner with the help of many Grey Eagle members.

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