February 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
FULTON COUNTY AVIATION COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER
3900 Aviation Cir NW
Atlanta, GA 30336
Please join ACE in welcoming retired pilot Captain William “Bill” Norwood from United Airlines. He is the first African-American athlete to quarterback the Southern Illinois University football team and also the first African-American pilot hired and to fly Captain for United Airlines. More importantly, during its infancy he was one of the truly great Presidents and Board Chairmen for the Organization of Black Airline Pilots, Inc. (OBAP). Moving forward Captain Norwood will be mentioned as one of the greatest ever in the field of aviation, because painted on the side of a United Airlines Boeing 727 aircraft, in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, is the name “Captain Bill Norwood.” Born in Centralia, Illinois, Bill graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1959 with a degree in Chemistry, followed by 6 years of flying the B-52 aircraft in the United States Air Force. He also received his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1974 with an emphasis in International Labor Relations. While employed by United Airlines for 31 years, Bill flew all of the cockpit positions in almost of all of the aircraft in the United fleet. Then in 1996, with his son as the Chicago tower controller for Bill’s final landing, Bill retired from United at the mandatory age of 60, as a DC-10 Captain. Mark your calendars now, because Bill Norwood is the presentation that you will NOT want to miss. Read Captain Norwood’s Bio.