Captain Daniel F. Carey was hired by American Airlines in 1984. Based at New York's LaGuardia Airport, he pilots the Boeing 777 on international routes. He has also captained the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and MD-80, the Airbus A300, and the Boeing 727.
Captain Carey represented the LGA domicile on the Allied Pilots Association Board of Directors from 1993 to 1998. His APA service also includes time with the Negotiating Committee, the Legislative Affairs Committee, the Strike Preparedness Committee, the Benefits Review and Appeals Board, and the No B-Scale Committee.
While on leave in 2012 and 2013, Captain Carey piloted the Boeing 777 of Equatorial Guinea's president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. His flight experience also includes Civil Reserve Air Fleet missions for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Captain Carey is a graduate of Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. He and his wife split their time between Rockville Centre, N.Y., and Ballyporeen, Ireland. They have three adult daughters.
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First Officer Timothy Hamel was hired by American Airlines in 1991. He is currently a Boeing 787 international pilot and previously flew the Boeing 777, 767, 757, and 727, as well as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and MD-80.
First Officer Hamel's previous APA experience includes chairing the union's Scope Committee, which monitors compliance with Section 1 of the APA-American Airlines collective bargaining agreement defining the pilots' scope of work. In analyzing the developing pilot shortage, he has called into question the sustainability of the regional airline industry's business model, which is predicated on paying its pilots low wages.
A resident of Phoenix, he served in the United States Air Force and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from California State University-Chico.
First Officer Hamel and his wife, Christine, have two adult children.
Captain Pam Torell was hired by American Airlines in 1998 after flying for American Eagle and Atlantic Coast Airlines. Captain Torell is based in Miami and flies the Boeing 737 internationally. She has also piloted the Boeing 777 and S80 for American Airlines.
Captain Torell has served the Allied Pilots Association most recently on the national Training Committee, coordinating with the American Airlines Training Department to improve training for all fleets. Her union experience also includes chairing the national Family Awareness Committee, representing the union for layover hotels in the Caribbean as a member of the national Hotel Committee, and serving as Flight Assist deputy chair on the national Aeromedical Committee, when she trained, managed, and facilitated Critical Incident Stress Management debriefings through the entire AA flight schedule during 9/11.
Captain Torell earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and sociology from Western Maryland College. She and her husband live in St. Lucie County, Florida.