First Officer Raymond Robinson

UPS First Officer Raymond Robinson is a native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland and graduated from Eleanor Roosevelt Senior High School in 1986, where he lettered in football, track and cross country.  He attended the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School and the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree.  While there, he played intercollegiate football and graduated with a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force in May 1991.


His first assignment in August 1991 was to attend U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base (AFB) in Enid, Oklahoma.  During pilot training, he flew the T-37 Tweet and T-38 Talon and received his pilot wings in August 1992.  Following this assignment, he worked in the C-17 Combined Test Force at Edwards AFB, California as a Systems Acquisition officer.  While flying numerous aircraft (C-17, F-15, F-16, A-37 and C-23), he completed his Master of Science Degree from the University of Southern California in May 1995.


In July 1995, Raymond was transferred to McChord AFB in Tacoma, Washington to begin flying the C-141B Starlifter.  During this assignment, he flew numerous missions around the world in support Operations Provide Comfort, Northern Watch, and Southern Watch.  As an airdrop and air refueling pilot, he was able to transport military personnel and equipment to virtually every corner of the world.  In December 1998, he was assigned to McGuire AFB in Wrightstown, New Jersey as an Instructor Pilot in the C-141.  In December 2000, he left active duty and joined the Air National Guard in Memphis, Tennessee.  He continued to fly the C-141 supporting our US Embassies in Central and South America.  Following the events of 9/11, he flew missions in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.  In March 2005, he completed his Aircraft Commander training on his unit’s new aircraft, the C-5 Galaxy.


In November 2000, Raymond was hired as a Second Officer in the B747 at UPS.  He upgraded to First Officer in the B757 and B767 in May 2002   He is currently a First Officer on the MD-11, which flies internationally to Europe, Australia and Asia. 


As a Senior Pilot in the U.S. Air Force and First Officer at UPS, Raymond has accumulated over 4900 hours in numerous aircraft.  He and his wife, Tiffany, have 3 children, Raymond V, Quincy and Olivia.