Letter from the Editor


Dear readers,

The ACN-RAA 2021 Photo Contest has come to a close! And I’m pleased to announce that our Grand Prize winner is Ian H. from Kingwood, TX. His photo, titled the Royal Megaliner, is of an A380 coming out of the clouds on final approach into IAH. It was taken last year just as the COVID-19 pandemic was causing shutdowns. Most A380’s have since been grounded, but Singapore Airlines announced in October that they will resume flying their A380s in November. Qantas Airways announced in November that they will start flying their A380s in 2022 from Sydney to Los Angeles. 

It’s amazing how much has transpired since the beginning of 2020 and how much recovery from the pandemic we have seen. Keep the blue up top (unless you’re an aerobatic pilot) and the wind at your back! 

Hug your family extra tightly this holiday season and I will be back with you in the new year!

Fly safe,

Craig Pieper

The Royal Megaliner, Photo by Ian H. ACN-RAA 2021 Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner
SOURCEAero Crew News, December 2021
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Craig Pieper is the Publisher and Founder of Aero Crew News. Craig is responsible for the content, website design and organization of the material and people producing the material for the magazine. Craig obtained his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Science, along with a minor in Aviation Weather, from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001. Craig is also a First Officer for a major airline with a type rating in the Boeing 737 & Embraer 145 and has logged over 8,000 hours of flying time since his introductory flight on November 14th, 1992. Please feel free to reach out to Craig and maybe your email will make it in the next issue under the "Letter To The Publisher" section of Aero Crew News.


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