December 25, 1986 |
Howard W. Willoughby, the city's director of aviation and manager of Philadelphia International and Northeast Philadelphia Airports, plans to announce tomorrow that he will retire in about five or six months, sources within and outside the city government said yesterday. Willoughby, 61, has managed the aviation division, a part of the city Commerce Department, since May 1980. Willoughby was under no pressure to quit and approached Commerce Department officials with the idea of retiring, according to the sources.
December 1, 1991 |
James Hayden Chenet, 71, of Havertown, a former Army pilot and prisoner of war whose abiding interest in flight led to an aviation insurance career that ended this year when he was diagnosed with cancer, went home from the hospital Wednesday and died peacefully Thanksgiving Day, surrounded by his wife and family. Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Chenet served in Europe with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He entered the military as a second lieutenant and came out a captain, recalled Ruth Gillespie Chenet, his wife of 45 years.
June 5, 1987 |
Saying that increasing the airport's flight capacity is his major challenge, James C. De Long, an airport manager for the last 17 years, was introduced yesterday as director of aviation and manager of Philadelphia International Airport. Mayor Goode, appearing at an airport news conference to introduce De Long, said the new director fulfills an instruction the mayor gave city Commerce Director Charles P. Pizzi to find "the most qualified airport professional in the country. " De Long's appointment is effective July 1. He replaces Howard W. Willoughby, 62, who retired in April.
September 27, 1992 |
The Royal Canadian Mint has issued the fifth and sixth of its series of silver dollars celebrating the first 50 years of Canada's aviation history. The new proof coins show the Canadian version of the JN-4 Canuck, a plane designed by Glenn Curtiss, and the Gipsy Moth built by the de Havilland Corp. Sir Frank Wilton Baillie is portrayed with the Curtiss plane, and aviator Murton A. Seymour is portrayed with the Gipsy Moth. Seymour was the first pilot trained by the Aero Club of British Columbia.
February 8, 1998 |
Flags and apparel with aircraft themes are taking off for Donna Jablonski. Although Jablonski, 42, has had her private pilot's license for more than six years, it wasn't until last March that her avocation inspired a full-time job. Instead of taking to the skies, though, Jablonski has her fledgling business, Flying Colors, firmly grounded in her family's Marlton home. "It's an ideal way to combine my enthusiasm for flying with a desire to operate a home-based business," said Jablonski of her mail-order company that sells flags featuring common aircraft, as well as apparel sporting aviation-related and other designs.
August 10, 2000 |
James N. Jenkins 3d, 53, of Holland, a 14-year Army veteran who became a corporate aviation director, died Monday of a heart attack after a workout at Mercer County Airport near Trenton. He had been scheduled for a cardiovascular stress test tomorrow. Mr. Jenkins, who had a rating of airline transport pilot for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, was chief pilot for Johnson & Johnson Co. in New Brunswick, N.J., from 1986 to 1998, when he was named director of the company's aviation department.
May 9, 2013 |
IF THAT BROKEN thing had wheels or moving parts or plugged into an electrical socket, Charlie Tagg could fix it. It didn't matter if it was a car, a TV set, a radio or toy train, his daughter Chris Jakielaszek said. "Dad found enjoyment tinkering and fixing a wide variety of items," she said. "He liked the challenge of making something work again and helping someone. He never charged anyone for the work he did. " Charles W. Tagg, a retired aerospace and aviation engineer, died April 29 of a heart ailment.
August 2, 2000 |
Ousted aviation director Alfred Testa Jr. yesterday sued the city, blaming Mayor Street for dumping him from a $150,000-a-year job that Testa believes was his to keep for several years. Testa, suing in federal court and represented by Richard A. Sprague, one of the area's top trial lawyers, is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city, the mayor and the mayor's outgoing chief of staff, Stephanie Franklin-Suber. His claims include alleged civil rights violations, breach of contract and defamation.
April 6, 1987 |
Amelia Earhart, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh - all are known far and wide for displaying enormous pluck in airplanes. There is also Florence Johnson. Technically, Johnson, a frail woman of 98 who lives in a Haddonfield convalescent home, is not an aviator. She never chanced a transatlantic flight and knows little of navigation. Much of her life was spent quietly raising her children. But Flo Johnson earned some mention, however brief, in the annals of aviation.
September 29, 1996 |
At the 18th-century farmhouse and grounds once known as Wingover, spirits will be flying high again. Wingover, now called Oakhurst, is the site of the 1996 Art and Design Showhouse, a benefit for Chestnut Hill HealthCare and Chestnut Hill Community Fund. The show house opens today and runs until Oct. 27. Wingover's former owners, the late aviation adventurers Connie and Alfred "Abby" Wolf, were known for their fly-in parties, which at times involved up to 150 airplanes landing on the Wolfs' runway, across the street from Wings Field.