Captain Hallam was appointed as CEO of Somon Air on June 17, 2016. Prior to his appointment he served for one year as Director of Flight Operations. Operations.
He began his Aviation career in the United States Air Force in 1971. After graduating from Flight Training, he flew the USAF supersonic fighters: F-101 and F-102. A distinguished Graduate of the USAF Air University and the University of Southern California Institute of Safety and Systems Management, Captain Hallam was promoted to Chief of Safety and Flight Safety Instructor for the 101st Air Refueling Wing in Bangor, Maine.
He joined Delta Air Lines in 1978 where he remained for 28 years. Over his career he flew the B-727; MD-88; DC-8; L-1011; Boeing 757 and Boeing 767ER where he was an International Flight Instructor and Line Check Airman for Delta Air Lines’ International Operations out of JFK in New York. He has flown over 20,000 flight hours in his career.
After retiring from Delta Air Lines, Captain Hallam flew for Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa and later for Air Astana in Almaty, Kazakhstan where he became the Senior Manager of Flight Operations and the Senior Manager of Simulation and EVPT from 2007 -2011.
From 2011-2015, Captain Hallam held the position of Flight Examiner for Delta Global Services where he qualified Delta Pilots according to FAA regulations.
Also, in 2011 he became the first Designated Inspector for the Aruba Department of Civil Aviation, as a non-Aruba citizen, appointed by the Minister of Transportation. Reporting to the Director of Civil Aviation, he certified B-767ER aircraft in normal route and ETOPS operations and certified all Flight Examiners for its operation.
Trained as a violinist, in 1984, Captain Hallam founded a Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as the President and CEO of the orchestra for 17 years. The orchestra continues today and is now known as the Georgia Philharmonic. It is recognized as one of thebest in the Atlanta area.
Captain Hallam relocated to Massachusetts and from 2002-2006 was Chairman of the Board of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Under his leadership, the NBSO became one of the most respected professional regional orchestras in New England. He remains an advisor to the Board today.
He is married to Ava Hallam, Director of Community Relations for a major Health Services Corporation in Massachusetts. They have a permanent home in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. They have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.