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It seemed like the entire airport
was watching the Pride of Pied
mont gracefully touch down in
Charlotte on May 21.
Hundreds of people clustered
around loading bridges, at win
dows of concourses, and the ramp
to see Piedmont's first 767-200—
the first widebody in Piedmont's
fleet—arrive from Boeing Field
in Seattle. A fitting tribute was
made to the new twinjet when
Piedmont's restored DC-3, the first
aircraft type we flew 39 years ago,
escorted the widebody to Gate C2
where hundreds would soon tour
the two flying machines.
Employees proudly watched the
procession as news media from
area newspapers, television and
radio stations recorded the his
toric event. Many employees
brought their own means of mark
ing the occasion with home video
and personal cameras. As the
widebody taxied in and pulled up
to the gate, the same words were
heard again and again: “It's
One agent expressed the senti
ments of many when he said,
“Just look how far we've come.
We're really big-time now."
This month, the 767-200 takes
Piedmont across the Atlantic to
London, England—a milestone
that could not have been accom
plished without the hard work of
employees throughout the com
pany. This special issue of the
Piedmonitor is dedicated to these
22,000 men and women whose
commitment is the cause of our
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