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Behind the Wings: Taking chances and making strides

Maintenance Quality Control Inspector Lystra Cupidore Julien took a leap of faith to try something new by entering the male-dominated industry of aircraft maintenance. She became an Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) and in her first 10 years with Piedmont, she was the only female AMT in Philadelphia. Fourteen years after joining Piedmont, she has progressed …
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Behind the Wings: The views were a game changer

First Officer and Ground Instructor Adrienne Whitfield was terrified of flying until she took a trip with family members to San Francisco. To help put her at ease, her brother-in-law, a former Piedmont pilot, explained what was going on before, during and after the flight. That flight sparked her interest and a few months later, …
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Behind the Wings: Community activism through service and art

Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) ramp agent Maurice “Moe” Minnifield has served the citizens of the United States in the Marine Corps, Pennsylvania State Police and continues to serve those in his local community and beyond. In addition to traveling with coworkers to participate in Do Crew volunteer events he also shares his artistic side …
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Behind the Wings: Second time’s a charm

In the 1970s, Piedmont Flight Attendant Carolyn “CeeCee” Carr dreamed of working as a flight attendant but was frustrated that she was overlooked for employment by several major airlines. At age 60, she decided once again to pursue her passion of becoming a flight attendant. Her passengers may know her as “Miss CeeCee from West …
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Piedmont Airlines expands to new crew base in May, plans to hire 400 pilots in 2022

Following a year of record performance, American Airlines wholly owned subsidiary Piedmont Airlines will expand to a new crew base in May. The domicile, in state capital Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (MDT), drives network efficiency for Piedmont, increases line values and provides additional opportunities for commuting crew members. “We are excited to add another crew base location …
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American Regional Training reaches record numbers

The 2022 Winter Olympics are underway! Piedmont wishes all #TeamUSA participants good luck in their upcoming events. Here at Piedmont we take pride in making sure we #TrainLikeAnOlympian to provide team members the tools to grow their career. Find out how the American Regional Training team leads to Piedmont’s success below. The American Regional Training …
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Behind the Wings: Blazing the trail for future female aviators

First Officer Mia Hutcherson never saw a pilot who looked like her in the flight deck. She had seen African American flight attendants on her travels and thought that was her only option as an aviation crew member. While working as a flight attendant for Piedmont’s parent company American Airlines, a conversation with a pilot …
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Next destination: From business owner to “the best job in the world”

As a successful business owner for over 25 years, PHL-based First Officer Allan Bald knows the importance of positive interactions with customers, creating and maintaining a good working environment, and the power of caring for people. As a Piedmont pilot, he brings his prior skills and knowledge gained as a business owner to create a …
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A holiday gift: Two generations of aviators

With only 18 months left before retirement, Captain David Nawrocki was grateful to have an opportunity to fly a Piedmont Embraer 145 with his son in the flight deck, First Officer Joshua Nawrocki. The duo started their memorable four-day trip together in Charlotte and flew up and down the East coast a few weeks before …
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Next destination: From instructing students on the ground to passengers in the air

Piedmont flight attendant and former teacher Elizabeth Austin compares having passengers in her cabin to teaching in a classroom. Like a teacher, she is an Inflight cabin instructor who teaches passengers how to be safe while on board, helps customers when needed and shows care along life’s journey. “Just like with my students, I want …
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