t me mamomws VOL. VII, NO. 9 1940 — CELEBRATING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE — 1965 SEPTEMBER, 1965 PARKERSBUaC - MARIETTA BALTIMORE WASHINGTON (NATIOKAL)) WASHINGTON (DULLES) STAUNTON HARRISONBUKC - WAYNESBORO - ASHLAND • HUNTINGTON CHARLESTON CHABLOTTESVILLE LEXINGTON PBAKKFORT HOT SPRINGS BECXLEY RICHMOND PRINCETON - BLUEPIELD LYNCHBURG NEWPORT NEWS - HA>0>TOH LONDOH - CORBIN NORFOLK BLACKSBURG > RADFORD • PULASKI DANVILLE BRISTOL JOHNSON cm KINGSPORT ELIZABETH CITY RALEIGH - DURHAM WINSTON-SALEM CKY MOUNT GREENSBORO HIGH POINT KNOXVILLE HICKORY PINEHURST SOUTHERN PINES ABERDEEN ASHEVILLE - HENDERSONVILLE GOLDSBORO CHARLOTTE FAYETTEVILLE WILMINCTON PLORENCE AUGUSTA , NEW BERN • HOREHEAD CITY • ' BEAUFORT - JACKSONVILLE Broken line shows proposed route additions to the Piedmont system. Piedmont Is Seeking Route To New York Piedmont Airlines has filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board an application for authorization to provide service between Roa noke, Va., and New York City via Lynchburg, Va., Charlottes ville, Va., Hot Springs, Va., and Harrisonburg Staunton Waynes boro, Va., with new service also provided to Washington, D. C., through Dulles International Air port. The filing by Piedmont an swers a need expressed by vari ous cities in Virginia for one- plane service to New York City. Dulles International is the new multi-million dollar jetport lo cated in Northern Virginia and serving the nation’s capitol. The application, if awarded, would provide connections for Pied mont’s passengers there as well as New York. Virginia civic and aviation leaders have for some time requested that Piedmont serve Dulles. President T. H. Davis, in com menting on the new application said: “We concur with our Vir ginia customers that new serv ice is needed to New York be yond our present route sys- New Equipment To Improve Communications Les Watson, Director of Com munications, has announced several recent changes which will improve the overall effi ciency of Piedmont’s communi cations. Since June 1, seven stations have been added to the long line bringing the total number of stations having long line com munications to 25. Columbus, Charleston, Huntington, Cincin nati (City, Field and Mainten ance), Louisville (Operations and Maintenance), and Lexington were added to the system on June 1. Knoxville Operations, Reservations, and Maintenance received the long line August 1. Piedmont uses TELPAK, a package agreement with Ameri can Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) whereby an airline can obtain long line communi cations at a greatly reduced rate. As of June 1, additional TEL PAK units were made available, enabling the Company to expand its network of long line com munications. Datanet 30, scheduled to go into full-scale operations on Au gust 1, was not put into service until August 21. The computer is now handling all Piedmont’s teletype traffic. It also handles interconnecting traffic with Eastern Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, and Southern Airways, and will soon handle interconnecting traffic with all domestic carriers and interna tional carriers operating into the United States. Minor problems have, of course, been encountered, and changes in programming are being made daily. Mr. Watson commented, “We are continuing to monitor these circuits and from the reports will continue to improve the system daily to achieve maxi mum efficiency from the com puter.” I NT Trains '"'Volunteer" Firemen It was a hot day, over 90 degrees, yet the men were wear ing protectively heavy coats. The sun seemed even hotter as it glared off the end of the old runway at INT. Along with 22 Piedmont em ployees, Winston-Salem city and county firemen were practicing extinguishing a crash fire. They ignited 55 gallons of gasoline that had been poured over two old automobiles, and before the first boom of the blaze had died down, the hoses were out and the black jacketed, shiny hel- meted students were spraying water everywhere. The Piedmont men were tak ing an active part in the 20 hour fire fighting course which is part of the extension program at Forsyth Technical Institute. Instructors for the course were Carl Vaughn, who is Assistant Fire Chief at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Staff Sgt. Dwight Shelby, also of Seymour Johnson. The newly acquired 0-10 foam crash truck will be stationed at the airport. The complicated net work of dials and gadgets inside the cab of the truck are, for the most part, interchangeable with airplane parts. This particular type of crash truck was develop ed and designed for use over seas. The foam, especially on that hot day in August, gave off a far from pleasant odor. It is made of animal by-products such as fat, ground up chicken feath er, and blood. The truck carries 500 gallons of water and 50 gal lons of foam. From 40 volunteers for the course at Piedmont, the 22 men were selected on the basis of previous experience and their regular work shifts. Men from the Accessory Shop, Mainten ance Stock Room, Overhaul and Sheet Metal departments took part in the program. After the completion of the initial 20 hours of training they will con tinue to devote a minimum of two hours per month to further study. A direct hook up of the fire signal will be installed in tlic hanger. Chief Fire Marshall, H. K. Scott, who is otherwise a lead mechanic in the Sheet Me tal department, said that he is anticipating the purchase of six fire fighting uniforms. The cost of these is approximately $100 per man. Piedmont’s firemen will stand by for alerts, I, II and III, which are I, an actual crash; II, a possible crash; and III, military aircraft landing. Mr. Scott feels that this opera tion is an excellent addition to the fire fighting program which has. existed in the hanger for a little over a decade. This most recent fire plan was set up pri marily for the rescue of passen gers. tem and we are hopeful that the CAB will agree that the new route segment would serve the public convenience and necessity. We are grateful for the interest in this matter al ready shared by our friends in Virginia and elsewhere.” The filing of the application is the first step in obtaining authorization for the proposed route. For further action to be taken, the CAB must order a hearing to consider the request, at which time all interested par ties would be given an opportun ity to be heard. According to Director of Re search Robert Kadlec, Piedmont can expect at least a three year waiting period before final ac tion will be taken and, should such action be favorable, for Piedmont to inaugurate service. Airline Increases Flight Miles By 1400 A Day Piedmont Airlines, effective with its September 26 schedule, will be adding 1400 plane miles a day to its present flying sched ule. The increase is mostly a rp- sult of four additional trips: Wil mington - Fayetteville - W^ashing- ton; Washington-R o a n o k e-Tri Cities; Tri-Cities-Richmond-Wash- ington; and Washington-Fayette- ville-Wilmington. These flights have the effect of providing Fayetteville with non-stop service to and from Washington and giving Tri Cit ies new one-stop service to and from the Capitol. The improved schedule also reflects Virginia’s return to East ern Standard Time. West Vir ginia has already returned to Standard Time and Washington and Maryland will go back on October 26. f, iiiHlHiiTiinrii *■ ^ I INT tire fighter Ted Harrison leads the hose brigade on the left. Piedmont fireman trainee Bob Saunders hoses himself down after assisting his fellow workers in putting out a practice blaze.