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WINSTON-SALEM . , .
Thelma Taylor Davis has returned to SC
after her leave of absence. She reports that
son Edvs'ard Taylor Davis is doing fine.
Rick Almond, TYS; Don Woods, TRl; Pete
Jones, CLT; Doug Guin, CHO and Ralph
Pendleton, visited us this post month. We
would like to extend an invitation to ALSTA,
you will be most welcome.
Several new faces can be counted among
the personnel in the Accessory Shop these
days. They are H. E. Freeman, R. R.
Kiser, J. V. Linville and D. L. Johnson.
We are happy to report that Bobby Hoots'
wife, Tib,is back homewithher familycfter
spending ten days at City Hospital .
Five new pieces of equipment have been
added to the machine shop facilites. They
include a mil 1 ing machine, large bed lathe,
drill press and large arbor press. They
should prove valuable in improving our
efficiency and will be a great asset once
“Red" Carter finds the instruction books.
E. L. Hurt, Hydraulics Overhaul, is now
the proud owner of a dry cleaning business
and it is located on 6th Street, near Hanes
Knitting Company. They do good work and
besides,he needs the business. Let's pitch
in andhelp him out.
M.W. Graham and C .E . WIlson,Electrical
Section, are in Hagerstown attending a
two week course in F-27 Electrical System
C. K. Lane was recently promoted t o
Lead Mechanic, assisting J. D. Hoots,
Foreman. Good luck C. K.
FIXED BASE OPERATIONS
H. B. Cave, Lineman,was married to Miss
Nancy Davis of Winston-Salem on October
The 1957 Beechcraft sales year just ended.
Of interest to all Piedmont folks is the
fact that four Beechcraft Super 1 3's have
been sold in Winston-Salem during the past
year. N73H was purchased by Hanes
Hosiery Mills with Frank Groat as Chief
Pilot. N49R was purchased by Krispy Kreme
Doughnut Corporation with Rex Beamer as
their pilot. N27R was sold to the R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Company, Chief Pilot
Herb Drew, assisted by Grant Jeffries and
"Curly” Kandzer pilot-mechanic. Th e
Krispy Kreme Super 13 was the 300th to
roll off the Beech production line and re
ceived quite a bit of publicity.
Messrs. T. H. Djvis, R. S. Northlngton,
J. H. Culler and E . D.Morris, manager of
the Fixed Base Operation in Norfolk, Va.
attended a Piper Aircraft distributors meet
ing in Williamsport, Pa. on October 2 3.
They flew the newest addition to the Piper
line, the Comanche. Piedmont Aviation
now ranks fourth in the nation for aircraft
sales and third in aircraft parts sales. We
think this is a mighty fine record of achie
vement and everyone involved is proud.
Bill O'Neal,colorful Chief Flight Instructor
for Piedmont Aviation in Winston-Salem
has been inthslocal news recently with his
collection of 108 model airplanes which
he has constructed. They now hang from the
ceiling in the Flight Instructor's office.
Bill is certainly to be commended for his
Interest and hard work in making our Flight
School one of the best organized and most
efficiently operated schools in the South
IN THE NBAA HANGAR
—W. F. Davis
"In the NBAA Hangar" is the means by
which we hope to convey to everyone on
a monthly basis, a report of the executive
and corporate aircraft maintenance activity
at the main overhaul base in Winston Salem.
NBAA standsforthe National Business Air
craft Association, an organization represent
ing the owners, operators and pilots who
fly the country's business aircraft.
Management Services of Knoxville, Tenn.
had both of their DC-3's in for a 400 hour
inspection and prop overhaul . Their Chief
pilot is Hap Wilson.
Noland Company of Newport News brought
in their Lodestar, flown by Karl S t y n e,
for an engine change, installation of new
de-icer boots and other miscellaneous re
The ALCOA DC-3, flown by Chief Pilot
Dave Flannery, was in for a fuel tank
change and new de-icer boots.
Tennessee Eastman's DC-3, flown by Leo
Boyd, was in for a 100 hour inspection and
installation of Maximizer cowling and
cyl inder baffles.
Sears Roebuck's DC-3, flown by Bill
Dameron, was in for new de-icer boots,
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company's DC-3
flown by Herb Drew had an engine change .
C. J. Langenfelder and Sons' DC - 3,
flown by Chief Pilot Jack King, was in for
on air control change and miscellaneous
S & W Cafeteria's DC-3, flown by Chief
Pilot Lawrence Gesse, was in for new
tires and miscellaneous repairs.
Detroit Steel Corporation's DC-3, flown
by Chief Pilot Bill Ashton, was in for land
ing gear overhaul andshort stack Installation
Bendix Aviation's DC-3 from Detroit,Mich .
flown by Spike Brooks was in for wheel
well doors, short stacks, wing overhaul,
fuel tankoverhaul and other miscellaneous
Captain Vic Conary, based in INT, was
recently awarded the DeMolay Legion of
The Legion of Honor is conferred to past
DeMolay's for their acts of heroism or
unusual service to others in their field of
In presenting this degree to Caftain Con
ary, recognition was given to his partici
pation in helping a temporarily blinded
pilot make a safe landing in Lynchburg,
The Order of the DeMolay is asecret order
for young men between the ages of 14-21,
sponsored by the Masonic Order. Inactive
membership status may be retained for life