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The day the name changed.
Posted by: Jack M. Taylor (---.cable.mindspring.com)
Date: January 08, 2005 01:49AM

I retired from PAI on the last day of June, 1989 along with two or three others. There were refreshments in the cafeteria for us and our families that day, provided by the company. Mr. Howard Cartwright, the previously retired Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering came in that day and was with us in the cafeteria. He and I were looking out the cafeteria window that over looks the hangar maintenance bay as the first aircraft with a US Airways paint scheme was being towed into the hangar. We watched for a few moments in silence then he turned to face me and with a very sad, pained and solemn look, born out of deep deep hurt, he said,
"I never thought that I would ever see it come to this", and there was a tear making its way down his cheek. I always had a great deal of respect for Mr. Cartwright, but his sharing of this personal moment of sorrow and sadness with with me made an impression on me that I shall never forget. I was very sad at his passing, but I am also glad that he didn't have to witness what has happened to "His Piedmont Airlines" in the years since his death. I have had many memorable moments during my career at Piedmont, but this one seems to stand out above them all!!!

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Re: The day the name changed.
Posted by: Phil Coley (---.dsl.lsan03.pacbell.net)
Date: January 11, 2005 08:01PM

Well Said Jack!
A Touching and heartfelt memory of the end of the good 'ol days. : )

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Re: The day the name changed.
Posted by: Bryan Powell (68.153.41.---)
Date: February 16, 2005 10:52PM

Hi P.I., Good to hear from you .

As you said, very well said Jack.

I was talking with someone recently who was not in the Airline Business, but had worked in a Company which originated in the 30's. There seems to be a common thread in Company's from this era that started and grew in the South.
It's a sad testiment how the business world has changed in the last 20 to 30 years. Weather it's Piedmont or a unrelated type of business, there was a "Work Ethic" that does not exist these days. More over there was a sense of "Pride" that all of us are acutly aware of and desperatly miss!
It's been said uncounted number of times on this site, "The Piedmont Family", and it really was. From the very top with Mr Davis, to the part time college kid throwing bags at some same station, just to be able to fly for free. Every single person involved with Piedmont felt like they were part of the FAMILY. More important every single person felt like there efforts were appreciated!
What a huge difference that is with the business world of today!

New and Improved is not always better!

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Re: The day the name changed.
Posted by: Frank J. Perry, Sr. (---.du.yadtel.net)
Date: February 17, 2005 05:27PM

Dear Jack: Just read your input of yours and Howards experience...Had I been there I suspect a tear or two would of been shed by me also...Having joined the Co. in Jul 1948 until retiring in Mar87, I seen it all...Its the only full time job I ever had never missing a paycheck in all those years...In affect I spent my whole working life there. We who where employed during this period of aviation history "Worked in the GLory years of commercial aviation" and I would'nt give a plug nickel for it today...I do miss all the companionship of all the guy's and gal's but I do enjoy the retirement years also...You take care, and regards to your family...Sincerely, Frank (supervisor Flight Dispatch)

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Re: The day the name changed.
Posted by: JIM NAZARKEWICH (---.60.246.236.speedy.net.pe)
Date: May 14, 2005 05:41AM

VERY WELL PUT , I HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH JACK TAYLOR , HOWARD CARTWRIGHT , GEORGE HENDRIX , BILL LAM AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

TODAY I AM THOUSAND OF MILES AWAY AND YET WHEN I READ THESE COMMENTS IF FEEL AS IF I AM RIGHT BACK WHERE WE WERE AT "PIEDMONT AIRLINES" THE ABSOLUTE BEST GROUP OF DEDICATED PROFESSIONALS.....

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