NASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
It sounds like a very biased argument in favor of ProAir. Admittedly, I don't know much about the airline, but I'll see what I can find on their history (what they were about, etc). I do remember them flying into BWI for a while.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1689 times:
Pro Air was based out of Detroit City Airport, Detroit, MI. Seattle was where the HQ, Dispatch, MX Control and all of the main functions of the airline were based. Not sure where Des Moines came up, though there is a Des Moines, WA in the Seattle area that may be where Mr. Stamper had his residence (my recollection was north of the city, but it's been 10 years since I was at his house).
Now, as far as the story goes, it's not a grudge against the FAA, though this is how the story is somewhat written. I've held off saying much about the Pro Air story as I still would like to write a full fledged novel about my time there, from start-up to the actions that happened as noted on the website provided by SHUPirate...but I will say this. Grudges, when held by people with power, can do much harm.
The pilots, fellow dispatchers and flight attendants, along with the countless other staff members of Pro Air that fought long and hard to keep the airline running when these things were occuring, deserved a much better fate than the grudges that were bestowed unknowingly upon them.
Pro Air '96-00
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"