Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Etaix Stephane (---.abo.wanadoo.fr)
Date: October 10, 2002 04:33PM

Which month and wich year Piedmont statred to served Minneaplis St Paul ?

Which was the Piedmont Express carriers ? From wich hub do they operate ? Wich destination were served by those airlines ?

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Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Dave Wiebe (---.58.151.252.Dial1.Pittsburgh1.Level3.net)
Date: October 12, 2002 04:11AM

MSP service began in 1985, probably summer. "Piedmont Express" was known as Piedmont Commuter and as for destinations and hubs, I'd need to know the years of service you're researching, because they changed all the time, up until the merger in 1989.

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: pjet580 (---.ph.ph.cox.net)
Date: August 08, 2003 11:09PM

Piedmont Commuter was a collection of smaller airlines including Britt Arways in the DAY hub and CCAir in CLT. Henson, The Piedmont Regional Airline used both BWI and CLT as hubs and had substantial service to my old hometown of Newport News. Air North operated as a Piedmont Commuter for a short time as did Jetstream with service in New York and Pennsylvania. Henson also operated the "Piedmont Shuttle Link" in Florida before the acquisition by USAir.

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Chip (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: October 22, 2005 05:43PM

When did PI withdraw service to Elizabeth City and Rocky Mount NC?

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: davewiebe (---.hsd1.pa.comcast.net)
Date: November 07, 2005 10:47PM

Elizabeth City service ended in 1953. Rocky Mount was served by CCAir until the merger.

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Weldon (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: November 08, 2005 02:36AM

I came to work with Piedmont in 1961 at GSO...I beleive I remember
a flight that operated from GSO RDU RMI ECG and terminated in ORF.
Prob. with a DC-3 or M-404...The "FOOT NOTES IN HISTORY" on this web
page states that Piedmont Inaugurated service to RWI & ECG Mar. 31, 1961

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: verne (---.dialup.mindspring.com)
Date: November 09, 2005 03:53AM

Weldon...There was a morning and an afternoon/evening flight. Both originated in TYS. They were designated Flt 500 and Flight 502. 502 turned around at one time and came back over the same route as Flt 565. A/C was M404.Capt Stovall who just passed on flew these trips as first a first officer and later as a Captain.If I remember correctly,Flight 502 was the first trip he flew as command pilot.I was in RDU at this time......fond memories and good people!!

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Hull McLean (---.ucia.gov)
Date: November 15, 2005 04:25PM

The RWI being referred to in this set of notes is the "new" Rocky Mount/Wilson airport which is located SW of Rocky Mount and NW of Wilson. Piedmont's flights during the 1960's, and probably into the early 70's, flew into the old airport located just north of the Tar River in Rocky Mount. I remember it being labeled "Rocky Mount Downtown Airport" on air charts after the RWI airport opened. The old airport I believe is closed and the land being used for other purposes. By the way the code for the old airport was RMT. I flew in and out a number of times in the late 50's on Capital Airlines, then on Piedmont in the 60's after they took over the route from Capital.

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Pam Horton (---.hr.hr.cox.net)
Date: November 16, 2005 06:18PM

I started flying for Piedmont in September of 1967.

I remember working trips on M-404s that operated ORF-ECG-RMT-RDU-GSO and back the same way.

I also remember when I flew down for my interview that the flight left ORF at o'dark thirty, was a M-404, and the first landing was at EGC.

The RMT city code, as I remember, was for Rocky Mount

The RWI city code was for Rocky Mount/Wilson -- at least that was the way the announcements were supposed to be worded.

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: Bob Sandberg (---.lf.br.cox.net)
Date: April 05, 2006 02:15AM

The old RMT Rocky Mount airport had a 4,600 foot runway with a trucking terminal at one end and railroad tracks at the other end. If a train was crossing at the end of the runway, we had to delay the take-off or landing until the train passed by!

Re: Piedmont destinations history
Posted by: blazerman3 (---.nc.res.rr.com)
Date: January 20, 2009 11:42PM

I remember a time in I`ll say around the early to mid `60`s my mother was returning from a trip to South Carolina. She is returning to ECG on a 404. Plane lands and a few pax get off. She`s missing a bag but the plane has left for ORF. Mom wants her bag and tells the station agent. He calls the plane and quess what? The pilot turns around and lands at ECG and mom gets her bag. I`ll never forget this . Flew many years in the `70`s with Piedmont while in the service. Never was a better airline to fly with.

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