Elal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1313 times:
Gordon Bethune of Coair flies back the new planes from Boeing on their delievery flights to Co's headquarters.
TWA CEO would fly some flights from time to time and I know he was captain of the last flight. Saw a photo myself!
N1993R From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1311 times:
Gordon is ex-US Navy but never worked as a commercial pilot. He is a licensed CPL type rated of the 757/767 and also holds (held?) an A&P. His industry background was primarily on the maintenance side at Braniff, Piedmont and Western and later on with Boeing. In other words, he is no more a *pilot become CEO* than Frank Borman or Dick Ferris was. The true *pilot* at CO is C.D.McLean who had almost 30 yrs at Piedmont.