Capt. Al Haynes Charity Drive


New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
Capt. Al Haynes Charity Drive​

Capt. Alfred C. Haynes
Hero, CRM, Teamwork, Safety

We are extremely honored and fortunate to have Captain Al Haynes joining us, as our guest speaker, at our annual NetworkJC function this year. The function runs from October 19 - 22, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Captain Haynes will be speaking at 2pm on Monday, October 20, 2008 in the Golden Room at the Sahara Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event is open to all confirmed (ie: paid) registrants. Registration and registration fee information can be found here.

Biography of Captain Alfred C. Haynes

Captain Al Haynes was born in Paris, Texas and raised in Dallas. He attended Texas A&M College before joining the Naval Aviation Cadet Training program in 1952. He was released from the service in 1956 after serving as a Marine Aviator. He joined United Airlines that year as a flight engineer and served in that capacity until his promotion to first officer in 1963. He flew the DC-6, DC-7, DC-8, Boeing 727, and

DC-10. Al was promoted to captain in 1985 and flew the Boeing 727 and DC-10 up to his retirement in August 1991, accumulating over 27,000 hours of flight time.

Al has been a volunteer umpire for Little League Baseball for the past 34 years and a stadium announcer for high school football for the past 25 years.
On July 19, 1989 United Airlines flight 232 departed Denver at 2:09 p.m. and climbed to 37,000 feet. At 3:16 p.m. the flight notified Minneapolis Air Traffic Control that the number 2 engine had FAILED and the aircraft was marginally controllable.

Captain Al Haynes is one of the most in-demand speakers today. He has spoken to over a thousand audiences. Now retired from the airlines, his travel itinerary for speaking is possibly more grueling than that of an airline pilot. Captain Haynes tirelessly speaks so that other pilots, controllers, flight attendants, emergency crews and emergency planners can learn from this experience. His narrative of the July 19, 1989, "against all odds" crash landing is a tremendous teaching tool. There were 184 survivors, but we will never know how many more lives will be saved in the future by this valuable information being shared.
Please feel free to preview a short video demo of what Capt. Haynes will be speaking about.

The Story of Flight 232

That 184 people survived the crash landing of United 232 can be attributed to five main factors: Luck, Communications, Preparation, Execution, and Cooperation. Luck involved the fact that the airplane remained flyable, location, weather, and time of day. Quick and total response by Air Traffic Control, cockpit and cabin crew training, proper inter-communications training among ground units, and proper use of available facilities contributed to the communications factor. A live drill leading to improvements and better planning for disasters coupled with thorough training of cockpit and cabin crews helped prepare everyone of this seemingly impossible task. Everyone responded as his or her training dictated and required a total team effort coupled with complete cooperation from every agency involved as well as the general public. These factors allowed what appeared to be a non-survivable accident to be one in which a large percentage of those aboard to survive.

Part of the speaking agreement includes contributing to one of the many charitable causes that Captain Haynes supports (listed in the above poll).

Since Capt. Haynes has more than one charity organization he supports, all contributions will go to the charity above with the majority of votes. Votes will be tabulated on October 1, 2008.

To donate, please click the Paypal button or send a money order to:
Attn: NJC Donation
PO Box 12391
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

Please help us meet Capt. Haynes goal of $1500.00. Contributions must be received by October 18, 2008.

Thank you for your time and contribution. We greatly appreciate it!!
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Mama Bear....
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Charity fund descriptions are as so:

1. Al Haynes Scholarship Fund (Aims Comm. College Foundation
-> For aviation students at AIMS

2. Rene LeBeau Scholarship Fund (N. Illinois Univ Foundation)
-> For the art studentsw in the name of the flight attendant crew member who did not survive

3. Jerry Kennedy Scholarship Fund (S. Illinois Univ Foundation)
-> For the aviation students in the name of a United pilot who was a passenger and did not survive

4. The Flight Crew (United 232) Scholarship (Siouxland Community Foundation)
-> For the medical students from the Sioux City area

5. Little League Baseball District 10 WA
-> To help Little League tournaments in the State of Washington

6. Port Townsend Aero Museum
-> To inspire and teach children about aviation and to restore/preserve old aircraft


Mama Bear....
Staff member
I'm not sure how tax deduction works on something like this since we've done very few charity events like this.

but i would think if you keep your paypal receipt, that would be good paperwork to keep in order to appease the tax gods

Anyone else know how taxes work when one organization collects for many others and gives in lieu of said organization?


I'm not sure how tax deduction works on something like this since we've done very few charity events like this.

but i would think if you keep your paypal receipt, that would be good paperwork to keep in order to appease the tax gods

Anyone else know how taxes work when one organization collects for many others and gives in lieu of said organization?
PM sent regarding your tax question.


Mama Bear....
Staff member
ok, this is what our contact at the speakers bureau said about taxes and autographs:

You would get the tax deduction, not the attendees. They might
be able to make a deduction under 'education' on taxes for your

Yes, Al is gracious about signing books, though we need to be
careful with the timing. One client didn't tell him and expected him
to stay around after the talk to sign books, and his plans had an
immediate departure.
if i hear of anything else, i'll let you all know...

i am also checking on where to get his book(s).


Mama Bear....
Staff member
not sure how i'd do that but i would like to, yes.

EDIT: got's up there now.


Mama Bear....
Staff member
ok, all those that want to take a tax deduction need to send me their name & address when they donate.

We're going to work with the charity on getting deductions for anyone who wants one.


Well-Known Member
Hey Kristie, the link to paypal is all MESSED UP (code showing). Also, I am hoping this is preventing the total amount to be displayed, it is still at only $100.

What happens if we cant get the $1500 goal????


Mama Bear....
Staff member
Sorry, I'll have that fixed in a second. The ticker is correct.

$1500 is the minimum donation accepted by Capt. Haynes (we're also paying another $1000 as part of the speaker fee)...getting a guest speaker isn't cheap, this is the absolute lowest we could go to get Capt. Haynes...We figured either way, his story is well worth the $$. We tried to get Suze Orman too but she wouldn't go under $10K. I'm just glad we could get him. If we don't reach the donation mark, Doug and I will add it to our expenses.

I'm really hoping we'll have more than 20 ppl attending the event (that's my count as of now).