Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

Alexander Bangert III

In Memoriam

May 22, 1960 - December 10, 2019

Alex began his career with FTL on March 1, 1987 and became a Captain with FedEx after the merger.

Alex leaves two sisters, Denise and Laurie, who is a pilot at Southwest Airlines.  She wrote "He was my flying mentor, and helped me become the pilot I am today.  We have lost a great aviator, and an incredible person.

The Legacy of Captain Alex Bangert III will be commemorated at 5:00PM on Sunday December 29, 2019 at the Tabletop Tap House (175 4th Street San Francisco, CA 94103).  Please RSVP (650) 636-4640.

The following comes from Alex's younger sister

I’m Alex’s youngest sister, he used to take me and our mother flying to the nut tree for lunch after he first received his license. We visited him in Arkansas when he was captain of scheduled skyways and he received an award from president Reagan for being the youngest captain in the US.

I have attached a childhood photo of our family before I was born.

Anyone wishing to contribute to this page with archived pictures or testimonials about Alex is encouraged to contact us at

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