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In Memory of Navy Veteran, WA/DL Capt. Martin J. “Jack” O’Brien

~ IN MEMORY ~ Navy veteran, WA/DL Capt. Martin J. “Jack” O’Brien June 10, 1939 ~ April 29, 2024 We have just been notified that retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Martin J. “Jack” O’Brien, age 84, has passed.  Jack joined Western Airlines 10-07-1968 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 1999, based 030/LAX.  Jack is survived Continue reading

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SILVER CHIEFS REUNION APRIL 23, 2024

A number of pilots who retired from Delta are not aware of benefits available from the Delta Pilots Disability and Survivorship (D&S) Plan, a Plan that is distinct from the Delta Pilots Retirement Plan which was terminated and turned over to the PBGC.  Download Document Here

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Capt. Newell approaching 100 on May 8

Very soon…….it will be birthday #100 for CAPT. NEWELL! Due to macular degeneration (wet), Bill’s eyesight is poor, so rather than cards, perhaps give Bill a call at 602-320-6761. And thank you very much! ~ Carol DOB 05-08-1924…..this year it is 100 candles for Bill!  WWII veteran and retired Western Airlines pilot Captain William Edmond Continue reading

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In Memory of WA/DL Capt. Johnnie Mack Zinn

~ IN MEMORY ~ WA/DL Capt. Johnnie Mack Zinn  May 6, 1940 ~ December 2, 2023 As noted in the April 2024 issue of ALPA’s magazine, the December passing of DL Capt. Johnnie Zinn.  I was not able to locate an online obituary but did find some online grave site information.  Captain Johnnie Mack Zinn Continue reading

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In memory of Janis “Jan” Gilbert, wife of WA/DL Capt. Ron Gilbert

~ IN MEMORY ~ Janis “Jan” Gilbert, wife of WA/DL Capt. Ron Gilbert March 21, 1936 ~ November 30, 2023 I have just learned today of the passing of Jan Gilbert, wife of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain Ron Gilbert.  Ronald Gene Gilbert and Janis Lea O’Dell were married in Illinois on August 31, 1957.  Ron Continue reading

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Welcome to the new Wallybird.com website!  In honor of 10 years of the Wallybird website we’ve launched a new site in April of 2017.  Enjoy!