Jack Ramsaur & Richard L. Hughey
General Ramsaur has flown commercial and military aircraft for both the US Air Force and the FedEx Corporation for over 20 years. Jack has served as the head of Flight Standards for the DC-10, in the FEDEX Corporation, as well as a line Captain, check airman and ground school instructor. His versatility and expertise have placed him in key positions of leadership. He has a degree in Hospital Administration which makes him a most valuable participant in the Foundations structure and program. Due to his humanitarian work he is part of the Board of Directors with “Wings World Wide” – The Air Medical Foundation, a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit charitable foundation, designed for the timely delivery of humanitarian aid (personnel, equipment and supplies) during domestic and international disasters. Wings World Wide also provides first response missions, pre-planned medical care; clinic operation and clinical instruction. Through their “The Humanitarian Airline” program they respond with the highest capacity utilizing air-mobile medical facilities and disaster relief vehicles, as well as the medical care and transport of military personnel. Wings is also dedicated to the medical, moral and mental health needs of all branches of the military active and retired, especially disabled (SCD) Veterans and their families through Vetforce’s “A Deserved Opportunity for America’s Heroes” initiative. Jack retired from the USAF in August, 2011 as a Major General.
Captain Richard L. Hughey is a 28-year military aviator and an 18-year civilian pilot with the FedEx Corporation. Richard is Chairman for the Scheduling and President’s Committees at the Airline Pilots Association. His vast experience as a pilot and his flight record have made him a leader attaining the Highest Rating as an Airline Transport Pilot, Naval Aviator (USN), and Command Pilot (USAF). As a Civilian he has over 7500 combined flight hours. Richard also shares his expertise as an Adversary and Pilot Instructor. While in the Air Force, his Combat Operations included Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Global War on Terrorism. Richard’s fast-thinking ability and on-the-go planning has lead him to become an analyst and great strategist both within the Air Force in war weaponry and in his Civilian positions. Knowing all that can happen while in the Air, Richard has grown a human interest in Safety and Fatigue Factors allowing him to study in detail and evaluate the role fatigue plays in an accident sequence. Richard is adept in explaining these fatigue-related issues at the individual, medical, operational and environmental levels, and discuss how these issues affect human performance, alertness and safety. Captain Hughey also holds a Master in Business Administration from Auburn University.