Letter from the Publisher


Dear readers,

First and foremost, I wish you Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday season. But now, it’s time to get back to work!

“NEW” is this month’s theme, for with this new year, we are pleased to introduce a few new columns with new authors. GREY MATTER begins this month and promises to provide insights for those transitioning into our world of commercial airline operations. You can also be on the lookout for a new column we’re calling CONTRACT TALKS. It will provide greater discernment into the role the various labor unions play in our industry. SKYLAW – Immigration Edition is within our pages this month. The author will edify us on ways to enable our pilot ranks to grow with those who require help to acquire the appropriate visas for study and for work. There will be another few to introduce in the early months of 2023, so stay tuned. 

I’m very pleased to report that Aero Crew News continues to grow – to attract new readers, to provide new content, and to introduce new contributors. Everyday there is something new on our social media posts. If you don’t already, you should follow us on the various platforms. Afterall, what’s more new than news?  

We are also starting our annual photo contest this month. We’ve decided that our readers need more time to capture and submit that truly awesome shot – the one you’ll show whenever you have an audience. We have a big audience for you, so, point your cameras and start snapping shots that fit the theme: Aircraft at Dawn or Dusk. We’ll be accepting entries (for prizes, of course) through April 15. The details and rules appear in this issue. (Click here to submit your entry.)

Fly safe,


SOURCEAero Crew News, January 2023
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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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