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About Me

An accomplished and skilled airline pilot with numerous years of experience, Christopher Tynes currently serves as a pilot for Southwest Airlines. The airline provides travel service to several destinations, including San Francisco and Pensacola, Florida. As First Officer, Christopher Tynes is second in command on an aircraft.

Before assuming his position at Southwest Airlines, Christopher Tynes worked as a pilot for Vision Airlines, where he qualified as a captain on Boeing 767-200. He also spent time at Eos Airlines, where he served as an Instructor and Captain on the Boeing 757-200.

Christopher Tynes obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. His career in air operations began during his military career in the Navy. He is a graduate of the Naval Aviation Flight School in Corpus Christi, Texas, the Strike Lead Attack Training School in Nevada and the Joint Air Operations Command and Control Course at Hurlburt Air Force Base in Florida.


EW/IO/Space Operations Officer

US Navy
Since October 2012



Pennsylvania State University
September 1985 to May 1990