Dana Charles Archibald

Dana Charles Archibald

Position: President

Phone: (919)-608-1735

Email: dana@aviationfamilyfund.org

About Me

President & CEO of the Aviation Family Fund (AFF), a 501c3 non-profit fund he established to assist aviation families with financial help throughout chemical dependency treatment. Prior to his current title of Captain, Dana was Chairman for the Airline Pilots Association International (ALPA) Human Intervention & Motivation Study (HIMS) program, & Chairman of the FAA Advisory Board for HIMS. In this role, he represented approximately 100K commercial pilots in over 30 airlines. Dana is currently serving as a board member with Faces & Voices of Recovery in Washington D.C.


  • Betty Ford Center, Hazelton Foundation, Blair SAP Training, NAADAC, Pilot Assistance Program (Canada) & 30+ HIMS seminars


  • Airline Pilots Association International Presidential Citation Award, 2008
  • American Eagle Airlines dedicated aircraft
  • Speaking engagements worldwide (governments/airlines): Amsterdam, Australia, Brazil, Brussels, Canada, Dubai UAE & New Zealand

Panel Expert

  • Recovery Month (SAMHA) “Recovery in the Work Place” Sept, 2009

Presenter/Guest Speaker

  • 2008 Aerospace Medical Association (ASMA) conference; Boston, MA
  • HIMS program interview, ABC News Feb, 2010
  • Regional Airline Association conference, Aug, 2010
  • Alcohol Anonymous (AA) International Convention SAT, 2010
  • SiriusXM “Doctor Radio” Nov 2012
  • Featured on CBS Sunday Morning Dec. 2017

Volunteer Activity

  • Captain, Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Disney World Flight, 2002

An Embry Riddle Aeronautical University graduate, he has been employed with American Airlines & Eagle Airlines for over 29 years. Captain Archibald holds type ratings for the 737, 757, 767, EM145, in addition to a number of other smaller aircraft, and currently pilots internationally on the 737.

Specialties: Certifications;

  • Substance Abuse Professional- SAP
  • National Certified Addiction Counselor- NCAC-I
  • Labor Assistance Professional Certified- LAP-C