VOL. IV, NO. 9
APACE WITH THE PACEMAKER
Four new additions to the staff
at INT have been announced re
cently—two of the men being
promoted from within the com
pany, and two joining Piedmont
from outside positions.
Sheri Folger, former Washing
ton District Sales Manager, has
been appointed to the new post
of Assistant General Sales Man
ager. Folger came with Pied
mont in 1948 as Station Agent at
Lexington. He served there in
that capacity and as Chief Agent
and Station Manager prior to his
transfer to DCA as Sales Mana
ger. In his new position Folger
will be responsible for all field
sales personnel and special pro
motional activities r e 1 a t e d to
agencies, interline, military, and
J. A. “Al” Shulley will assume
duties October 2 as Assistant Di
rector—Tariffs and Schedules.
He joined Piedmont early in
1956 as an Agent at Charlotte.
Late in 1959 he was promoted to
Chief Agent and served in that
capacity at Washington. Shulley
will assist Preston Wilbourne,
Director—Tariffs and Schedules.
Gal Murray, well known to
Piedmont employees as the FAA
Supervisor of Air Carrier Inspec
tion for this area, became a mem
ber of the Operations Depart
ment September 13. A native of
Iowa, his background includes
training at the U. S. School of
Aeronautics, U. S. Army Air
Corps, and the FAA Aeronauti
cal Center. Murray’s specific title
and duties will be announced at
a later date.
Louis E. McConnell comes to
Piedmont from the U. S. Navy,
having retired in 1960 with the
rank of Commander. He will
serve as Director of Training,
and will report initially to R. S.
Macklin, Director of Maintenance
and Engineering. McConnell’s
background includes attendance
at University of South Carolina,
Navy Flight School, and U. S.
Navy Aviation Machinists
New ROA Hangar Dedicated
Piedmont Hosts Luncheon
John Rehder (right). Superintendent of Line Maintenance for ROA, Ac
countant Gerald Wright and Secretary Audrey Callahan discuss dedica
tion plans prior to the maintenance hangar's official opening.
The new maintenance hangar
at Roanoke was officially opened
September 28 with dedication
and ribbon-cutting ceremonies, a
Piedmont-hosted luncheon, and
F-27 scenic flights over the area
for opening-day guests.
Those attending assembled at
12:30 p.m. on the west apron
outside the hangar to hear the
invocation given by Rev. Harris
Stephens, (Cmdr., U.S.N.) of
ROA Mayor Willis M. Ander
son and Piedmont President
T. H. Davis officiated at the rib-
bon-cutting ceremony, following
which Mr. Davis invited guests
into the hangar for a buffet
After lunch, guests were in
vited to take inspection tours
over the new facility, and to
board an F-27 for an aerial view
of the area.
The ceremonies marked the
formal opening of the hangar.
When a traffic accident occurs,
you can be almost certain some
violation of the law was in
volved. When you know and
obey the traffic laws, you’re not
likely to be in an accident.
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Dwarfed By Building, a Piedmont DC-3 “poses" in front of the new maintenance facility. The hangar, with
40,000 square feet of floor space, can accommodate up to five DC-3's and one Convair.
Edmondson Elected Chairman
CLT Employees Vote Young ''Agent of the Year"
Tommy Young has been
chosen “Interline Agent of the
Year” in Charlotte by the area’s
Airline Progress Committee.
Young has been with Pied
mont’s CLT station for three
years. During that time he has
six times won the “Interline
Agent of the Month” award.
The prizes for his selection as
the year’s top Agent include an
expense-paid trip to Rome for
two plus fifty dollars cash. The
presentation was made at Char
lotte’s annual interline picnic
The award is made on the
basis of job knowledge, accuracy,
cooperation, friendliness, and
courtesy, the winner being
chosen by all airlines employees
at Douglas Airport.
A native of North Carolina,
Young attended Mooresville High
School and after graduation,
spent four years in the U. S.
Navy. He joined Piedmont three
years ago. Young and his wife
plan to take their trip to Rome
sometime next spring.
Don Edmondson, District Sales
Manager, was recently elected
Chairman of the Airlines Prog
ress Committee which sponsors
the award won by Young. The
group is composed of Sales Man
agers, Station Managers, and
Reservations Managers of all air
lines in Charlotte.
although it has actually been in
operation since August 1. It is
designed to relieve maintenance
congestion at INT and allow
more room for overhaul and re
pair of executive aircraft.
The hangar has 40,000 square
feet of floor space, and can ac
commodate up to five DC-3’s and
one Convair. It is 160 feet wide
and 200 feet long, with 30 feet
of aircraft tail clearance.
Ramps measuring 100 feet each
are located on the north and
south sides, with a parking lot
for employees on the east side
of the facility.
Also in the east side is a
40x200 foot lean-to which houses
office space plus the break room,
stock room, and sheet metal and
Unlike the INT hangar, which
utilizes radiant heat, steam will
be used to heat the ROA build
ing this winter.
Is UF Official
President T. H. Davis has been
named head of the special gifts
division of the Forsyth County
The INT portion of Piedmont
Aviation, Inc., has been chosen
as one of several local industries
for an experimental intensified
United Fund campaign before
the drive is started on a county-
Figures compiled after the
campaign had been in progress
for a week show INT employees
have pledged 47 per cent of their
Piedmont Airlines is getting in
the habit of smashing its own
In June the company topped
a record of over a year’s stand
ing by boarding more passengers
than ever before in its history.
Then, only two months later,
Piedmont broke the record set
in June by carrying 53,916 pas
sengers during August — 656
more than the previous total.
For the second time in less
than a month another record for
passengers carried during a
single day was established. Pas
sengers boarded September 1
totaled 2,275 — 103 more than
the previous high set August 18.
The number of passenger
miles flown in August is also a
new all-time high. People flew
10,308,211 miles over Piedmont’s
system during the month, show
ing a gain of 65,438 miles over
the June record.
CAB Head Speaks
The first in a series of three
seminars on the state’s aviation
problems was held recently in
Elkins, W. Va.
Over 90 representatives from
airlines, airports, and govern
ment agencies attended the meet
ing, which featured CAB Chair
man Alan S. Boyd as its princi
pal speaker. Don Britt, Assistant
to the President, represented
Sen. Jennings Randolph of
West Virginia arranged the first
session in his hometown in honor
of National Aviation Day. He
said the second seminar will be
held this fall in either Beckley
or Bluefield, and the third is
scheduled for later this year or
Speaking before the gathering,
Chairman Boyd said the primary
objective of the CAB is to have
“our airlines operating on a self-
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