Capt. Steve Luckey Receives Behncke Award
October 12, 2010 - Capt.
Steve Luckey (NWA, ret.) was presented with the David
Behncke Lifetime Achievement Award, for his many years of
service in advancing ALPA and the pilot profession.
“ALPA will give back more than you can give it,” said Luckey,
upon receipt of the honor. “I am humbled.”
Among his many responsibilities and accomplishments, Luckey
was acknowledged for his years of service as chairman of the
Northwest MEC Security Committee, and later as a member and
chairman of the ALPA National Security Committee; his
continuing efforts after his retirement, most notably
following 9/11; and his current role as special security
advisor to the ALPA president.
“Capt. Luckey exemplifies the ideal ALPA representative:
highly knowledgeable; well respected by his peers,
government agencies, and industry; articulate and
persuasive; diplomatic; industrious and very effective; and
above all, strongly committed to ALPA and the success of the
union,” Prater said.
“He literally put ALPA ‘on the map’ regarding aviation
security, and his accomplishments—which will have lasting
effects on security in North America—have brought great
acclaim to, and enhanced the reputation of, the
Association,” said Prater.
The Behncke Award, established by the ALPA Executive Council
in April 2000, was named for Capt. Dave Behncke, the founder
and first president of ALPA. The Executive Council created
this award for special recognition of an ALPA member who,
during the course of his or her career, has made an
extraordinary contribution to preserve and perpetuate trade