North Carolina Newspapers

    BECKLEY . . . CHARLOTTE... LOUISVILLE
. . . Bob Wilson . . . . Al Shulley
We would like to take the time to thank
CMH-C when we had Flight 15 operating
with connections in CMH for their quick
action on the off line requests for continu
ing space.
The new hangar is starting to take shape now
and should be completed in another 5 or 6
weeks. Otner construction under way is a
new VOR station located on the field. The
building is completed and the crew is now
installing the radio gear. After talking to
the CAA men doing the job, we find that
the VOR should be in operation in'a few
months.
We would like to extend congratulations
to our neighbor, Bluefield, on boarding
1,018 passengers in August.
Congratulations are in order for Agent Jack
Guy in Obtaining his weather certificate.
CHARLESTON . . .
.... Ruth Miller
It's good to see Joe High flying again after
his bout with the flu bug.
A gala Hallowe'en party was held on Fri
day, Nov. 1, in the Airport Club Room,
Employees from all the air I ines, local CAA
and Weather Bureau enjoyed dancing until
the late hours.The CHWstotion Christmas
Dinner Party for employees, dates and
families, will be held on December 2 0.
Once again, everyone is awaiting the
arrival of old Saint Nick.
Kanawha Aviation, our Fixed Base operator,
was certified by the National Air Taxi
Association. Manager and owner, Dick
Stata says that a Piper twin-engine Apache,
Cessna, two Tri-Pacers and a Super Cub
are available for charter. Agent Frank
Burns provides pilot service for them during
his hours away from PAI.
Capital Airlines began their Constellation
flights through here on November 1 . Two
flights a day are now scheduled to supple
ment the Viscount service. Eastern Flight
777 is now made up of Convair 440 equip
ment. All new fancy service,but wait till
they see the F-27 Pacemaker.
Good news from CLT again. We enjoyed
our largest Increase in passenger boardings
for the year to date. A record breaking
total of 2,003 passengers boarded In CLT
for the month of October, an increase of
449 over the same month last year. If
this trend continues, which we feel certain
It will, it promises a record year for CLT.
Your reporter spent his vacation In Maine
and Pennsylvania hunting. Highlight of
the trip was the tour of the Fairchild Air
craft plant in Hagerstown, Md. We saw
the F-27 from the first rivet to thefinished
mock-up. It surpassed anything that I had
expected and it certainly made me proud
to say, "I'm with Piedmont Airlines."
If you can, go see the F-27. It's more
than just another airplane to the people at
Fairchild as evidenced by their enthusiasm.
You'll need a letter of introduction from
your supervisor since security regulations
are very strictly enforced. Mr. Robert D.
Cargell is the man at Fairchild who is re
sponsible for the tours.
HUNTINGTON...
. . . Jim Dallas & Ardath Carter
After almost a year's absence, HTW reports
in. Frank Slone, CAA, is the proud owner
of a Dodge Station Wagon. The car is
a beauty and Frank values it almost as much
as his favorite 10 year old pipe.
Gale Burcham, our new agent, is in the
clouds literally and figuratively. He passed
his six month probation and celebrated by
Duying a small plane. His ambition is to
fly for Piedmont some day.
The station agents In HTW are not only rich
as can be seen from the above, but they
are also talented. Walt Ryczek, Station
Manager,starred in the Community Players
production, "The Tender Trap." Rave
notices are still pouring in.
Irene Blake,tanned and much relaxed from
her two week jaunt to the West Coast is
glad to be back at work. Irene soys that
the one armed bandits in Las Vegas were
most interesting.
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Jim Hughes is about to take the fatal step.
We understand that his fiancee, Therese
McGee from Cairo, Illinois, is wearing a
lovely diamond ring. The date has not
been announced.
Two of our families can claim another tax
exemption for the year. Dave and Helen
Smith are the proud parents of a son,
M ichael David. Charlie and Jo Smith have
a I ittle girl ,
Several months ago, Jim Rainey left for
the wide open spaces In Texas. Dee Akard
left SDF for the hills of Te nnessee, trans
ferring to TYS. To replace these two, we
have Jim Thompson from LYH and a new
agent Mac Moore.
Bob Gilbert, The "Kokomo Kid" has just
returned from his vacation. Where? You
guessed it, Kokomo, According to Bob,
fishing and politics are just great back in
Indiana. Charlie and Jo Smith spent their
vacation in Columbia, S. C.
Sherley Brown, Jr. has been promoted to
Lead Agent.
Our new terminal building is now complete
and we welcome all NRSAs to visit us.
LYNCHBURG , . .
. . . M. F. Brown
Ken May was married to the former Miss
Betty Ann Montgomery on October 25.
Ed Best, our District Supervisor, spent two
weeks training with the Air Reserve at
Cl inton County AFB in Ohio, Clark Harvey
transferred from DCA. He Is a local boy
and glad to be back amid famil iar surround
ings. Martha Brown spent her vacation in
Los Angeles. LYH had an all time high for
boarding passengers during the month of
October - 1,505.
CAA has approved final plans for the new
terminal building. Construction wil 1 begin
by March 1 . It will be of circular con
struction with plenty of floor space for all
agencies. PAI wil I have about 1500 square
feet and it will be at ramp level . We wil!
certainly miss our beloved stairways.
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