Air Transport World

Would I do it again? (retired CEOs of regional airliners meet for a reunion) (Column)

Two veteran commuter-airline chief executives, Kingsley Morse, founder, Command Airways, and William (Bill) Britt, founder, Britt Airways, both of whom sold their companies for handsome profits, had the same thought as they monitored proceedings at last fall's RAA Executive Board meeting.

They were wondering, "where are the old hands?" their erstwhile friendly competitors, their fellow pioneers. Younger, inquisitive, ambitious faces were in their CEO chairs.

King and Bill decided to do something about their question: Find past and present prexies and have a grand 0l' reunion.

With the aid of their spouses, Ann Morse and Marilyn Britt, notes were sent to about 100 retired commuter-carrier CEOs of record, suggesting a "family reunion,'' at the posh Helms Club in Ft. …

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