Michael Flood

College Ethics Symposium - Facilitator


Michael Flood is a retired Naval Aviator and current Delta Airlines Captain. Mike is a 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned his BS in Mathematics and lettered in gymnastics.

During Mike’s 20-year career as a Naval Officer, he held many diverse positions, served on ships and bases around the world and achieved Aircraft Commander on four different aircraft. 

After leaving active duty Mike joined ExpressJet Airlines, quickly climbed the ranks to become a Chief Pilot, leading and mentoring over 1,100 pilots and serving as a direct liaison to the FAA, TSA, local law enforcement and government.  He was a key member of the leadership team tasked with launching a new airline.  Mike was also a Check Airman, responsible for training and mentoring pilots.

Currently, Mike is a Captain for Delta Airlines. He flies the Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft and enjoys seeing the world from what he describes as “the best office view available”.

Mike is very active in the Hilton Head community as an elder and youth ministry leader in a local church, and as the Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 245. Most importantly, Mike is a husband and father of three boys.