Edward H. "Ned" Mullen was one of the last "Pioneer" Pan Am Pilots. Hired in Miami in 1940, before WWII, Ned flew for 36 years, retiring after many years as a Captain, or Check Pilot, in 1976.
Captain Ned Mullen is well remembered by UFO enthusiasts as one of the THREE Pan Am Pilots who saw a UFO in the mid-1950's:
(Excerpted from The Flying Saucer Conspiracy by Donald E. Keyhoe, 1955, Henry Holt & Co., New York, NY, pp. 133-134):
April 23, [1954?]: A Pan American airliner piloted by Captain Jack Adriance was flying at 20,000 feet between Puerto Rico and New York.
Suddenly a call came from another Pan Am plane more than 200 miles behind.
The other captain reported that a strange flying object had just streaked past. "It's headed straight toward you," said the pilot.
"It's round and pulsating with an orange-greenish light."
A few moments later, Captain Adriance was amazed to see the object -- or an identical one -- flash past his airliner.
Cutting in his microphone, he called Captain Ned Mullen who piloting another Pan Am flight up ahead. In a few minutes, Mullen radioed back that the mysterious UFO had just passed him, disappearing in seconds.
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