|Vol. 19 No. 73||
Tuesday December 1, 2020
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If you count up the years Wally Devereaux, Southwest
Airlines Managing Director Cargo and Charters, and a 28-year veteran of
the carrier has been a force in air cargo, it is for half that tenure,
fourteen years. But to look at him you might think he is a new kid on
the block. Wally is a youthful and energetic "Mohair Sam" which
is language from the 1940s that was often used to describe someone who
is smart, easy going and always comfortable in his clothes. Here the Texas-born
and bred native talks about Southwest Cargo at full strength the way it
ought to be, and he speaks with some spirit and élan telling us
the way it is right now.
The Leadership Role
Elliott Paige is Airport Director, Air
Service Development for Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta,
I have heard a lot of great things about you from my father over the years.
I grew up reading your paper Air Cargo News.
Every time my dad brought your paper home I would steal it from him so I could look at the pictures of the airplanes and read the articles.
I think Marty tried to get in touch with you recently but had an old email for you.
I just told him I have been following the FlyingTypers and he knew it was you right away.
Great use of words, I love that!
I have been working in the business since the mid-nineties and have had my first furlough.
I was looking to get into some cargo flying.
I have been reading your work for years and I am so happy I can continue that on here.
I always remember the articles you put my father in.
My Mom would make fun of him because it was always Marty Ladimer said . . .
Now it is my turn after having a few of my own in the Air Line Pilot Association's monthly magazine.
My mom and dad are well and live in Orlando.
I told my Dad I was going to write to you and he sends his warmest regards and best wishes.
I hope to be back on my feet flying again soon.
It takes a lot to keep us Ladimers down.
If you have any suggestions about some of these cargo airlines that are hiring pilots, always looking for some help from the great generation of the industry like you and my dad. I do my best to keep the traditions alive these days!
Thank you for your wonderful publications. I was able to read them as a kid and am still following your great work!
Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for the words, Brad and heads up to our readers to get this fine next-gen pilot into the left seat soon.
Marty, his dad was a dynamo during the final days of Eastern Airlines, and cargo as usual was one of the few bright spots. Marty along with his team, including Pete DeBenigno, who we still see occasionally around JFK, were out to get every kilo.
In 2012, Marty recalled his time at Eastern Airlines:
Fond memories, great people from head to heart forever!
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Autumn Serenade 2020
Simple Pleasure Returns
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Publisher-Geoffrey Arend • Managing Editor-Flossie Arend • Editor Emeritus-Richard Malkin
Film Editor-Ralph Arend • Special Assignments-Sabiha Arend, Emily Arend
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