Piedmont Aviation, Inc,
Smith Reynolds Airport
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Betsy Allen, Editor
""P.S. Tm Telling Everyone I See."
This was one of the nicest, and at the same time
thought provoking, post scripts we’ve ever seen on
It was written by an elderly lady who flew Pied
mont last month and graciously wrote the following
note of thanks:
“July thirteenth I booked passage of the
909 evening fhght from National Airport at
Washington, D. C.
“I want to convey^ to you how wonderful
everyone was to me, as I am crippled and have
to use a walker. I was taken in a wheel chair to
the plane and taken up on a chair and when I
arrived at Wilmington, N. C., I was taken down
on the chair and another wheel chair was wait
ing for me.
“1 came home on a jet early on the 24th and
the same courtesy was shown me by the entire
crew, even the Captain helped. The stewardess
asked me several times if I was all right.
“I’m writing this letter of thanks to Piedmont
Airlines and its employees.
“If everyone would show such care for people
everywhere what a wonderful world it would
be. As I’m 76 years old my trip will always be a
P.S. I’m telling everyone I see.”
It would be difficult to improve on this lady’s
memories of her trip and impossible to better her
expression of gratitude.
Piedmont can only say “Thank you for sharing
your sentiments with us.”
The crews on her flights were Rehder, Tate,
Dietz and Noah of Wilmington and Kyle, Brunson,
Carter, Chalk and Matthews of Winston-Salem. Un
fortunately we don’t have the names of the ground
personnel involved, but a letter like Mrs. Forazier’s
is a lot of thanks for doing your job.
Wm. G. Robertson, Jr.—Capt.,
L. D. Wall, II-Agent, EWN
Fred Kozak—Capt., DCA
H. L. Warner—Dir.-Flt. Serv., INT
B. P. Kennedy—Capt., ILM
J. L. Martin—Sta. Mgr., CHI
H. T. Robbins—Mech. Spec., INT
R. V. Shipton—Capt., ILM
R. P. Gilbert—Ld. Agent, SDF
R. W. Evans—Util. Servmn., ROA
J. M. Fouts—Ld. Agent, DCA
K. H. Fishel—Rate Agent,
I. M. Carr—Agent, ROA
0. E. Halsey—Dist. Sales Mgr.,
D. M. Vance—Agent, CHO
F. H. Dresser—Ld. Agent, LYH
J. L. Hester—Jr. Clk., INT-FB
G. A. Scherer, Jr.—Chf. Agent,
R. L. Nunnery—Agent, FAY
G. F. Fincher—Agent, INT-CRO
C. L. Brooks—Agent, INT
G. N. Mowbray—Agent, ROA
L. C. Woodcock, Jr.—F/A, ILM
B. N. Blankeship—Agent,
A. E. Warren—Dispatch, INT
L. J. Ferraiolo—Sr. Stk. Clk., INT
H. G. Lowery—Key Punch., INT
1. B. Strickland—Agent, ILM
M. L. Patterson—Agent, DCA
W. R. Redman—Engine Shop,
R. L. Clemmons—Agent, ILM
M. W. Allen—Pub. Editor, INT
J. D. Bentley-F/O, ATL
R. H. Mobley-F/0, ATL
D. D. O’Connor—F/0, INT
S. C. Proctor—F/0, ATL
J. C. Sifford-F/0, INT
R, A. Folk-F/0, INT
Around the System
S. J. Klussman—to Ld. Res.
R. G. Dean—to Ld. Agent, RDU
S. R. Collins—to Chief Agent,
J. W. Strowd, Jr.—to Mgr. Fit.
G. A. Richardson—to Jr. Comm.,
R. B. Bennett—to Chief Agent,
INT-CRO from ROA
F. M. Higginbotham—to Chief
Agent, INT-CRO from ROA
T. E. Thompson—to Chief Agent,
INT-CRO from ROA
B. G. Beckner-ROA to INT-CRO
M. J. Blackwell—ROA to INT-CRO
M. A. Boyd-ROA to INT-CRO
S. C. Childs-ROA to INT-CRO
G. S. Dudding-ROA to INT-CRO
P. A. Gray-ROA to INT-CRO
M. P. Johnson-ROA to INT-CRO
B. H. Jones-ROA to INT-CRO
L, G. Minter-ROA to INT-CRO
M. M. Parks-ROA to INT-CRO
G. E. Showalter-ROA to INT-CRO
N. C. Smith-ROA to INT-CRO
H. L. Snapp-ROA to INT-CRO
L. A. Snider-ROA to INT-CRO
W. K, Spilleth-HTS to INT-CRO
HOW GOES IT?
Mechanically speaking the July statistics revealed the
Mechanical Dispatch Reliability ActiwI
997 — 98.7% yy.4/o
vc',1 A - 98.5% 99.0%
B?37 98.0% 99.0%
On-Time Performance of flights
operated not more than 15 minutes late 67.7%
I nad Factor Actual Quota Forecast
Safety Is No Accident ^
The Maryland Casualty Company, handler of Piedmonts work
men’s compensation insurance, recently released their analysis of the
Company’s employee accident record for the fiscal year 1969.
The statistics show a definite need for all Piedmont employees to
think more about safety on the job and improve attitudes toward work.
Attitudes are the key to most injury problems.
During 1969 Piedmont reported for claim a total of 262 accidents
at a combined cost of $82,898.14.
The breakdown of accidents by stations showed Winston-Salem
with 91 or 34.7% of the total. Atlanta was next with 32 accidents
equaling 12% of the total, followed by Roanoke at 11% and Washington
The most frequent accidents, making up 28% of the total, were
classified as Struck By-Struck Against. The next largest number of
injuries, 54 or 21% came under Strain. Other catagories high on the
list included Eye Injuries and Slips/Falls, each accounting for 11%
of the total.
Safety consciousness is probably more prevelant in the airljne
industry than in any other business. Piedmont’s work force is made
up largely of skilled and experienced personnel.
In any line of work, and especially Piedmont’s type of operation,
skill and experience can be helpful in preventing accidents. Un
fortunately, however, familiarity with hazards often breeds contempt
for the dangers involved. Disregarding safety, sooner or later, results
in accidents. It is then too late for anything but regrets.
An accident is an event that takes place without foresight or
expectation. It does not, however, just happen. It is always the direct
result of an action on the part of someone which is wrong or the
existence of a physical or mechanical condition which is unsafe.
The most effective way to prevent accidents is to eliminate the
cause, whether it be unsafe action by individuals or unsafe things or
People cause accidents. More than four out of five accidents are
“people failures” — caused by the unsafe acts of people. Frequently,
the unsafe conditions involved in accidents are allowed to exist by
people. The record also shows that people can prevent most accidents.
Accidents, for the most part, are due to thoughtlessness — yours
or someone else’s. When one occurs, it is because someone has failed
to foresee that it could happen.
If you think ahead of the possible hazards apt to confront you, you
can plan how to avoid them. ^
Most Anything Free - Expect A Feel
Everything seems to be coming up free these days.
As advertised locally — You can get a movie camera outfit for
nothing just by paying for film development over an extended period.
You can get free carpeting just by paying for the pad.
A free stereo is yours — just by buying a large group of over
You can have a sewing machine just for the asking — and, by
agreeing to pay a $7.50 annual service charge over a period for years.
You can get free storm windows, doors and screen just by putting
down your John Henry for $299 worth of advertised siding.
And that free human hair wig made out of nylon and available
to you free, if you pay the styling fee.
And then there’s that free encyclopedia set that’s yours just by
agreeing to buy the yearbook at $29.95 per year for 10 years.
How can the cost of living keep on going up with everything
getting so free?
(Reprinted from the BBB Newsletter)