Letter from the Publisher


Dear readers,

I would like to dedicate October’s Aero Crew News issue to Nick Meier. Nick was involved in a serious car accident on July 17th and succumbed to his injuries on August 17th. Nick was a captain at Spirit Airlines. You can read more about his life here.

I had the pleasure of meeting Nick several times. We used to fly for the same company before he moved on to fly for Spirit Airlines. I also spoke with Nick at one of the Aero Crew Solutions job fairs that I worked. At that event, he did his first meet-and-greet with a Spirit Airlines recruiter. I remember talking to him and prepping him just before his one-on-one. I remember he had this ability to talk to anyone about anything. He was very outgoing and an extremely friendly person. In speaking with his mom and his wife over the past two weeks, I came to know Nick a lot better and wanted to share his story in our pages. 

“To fly west, my friend, is a flight we all must take for a final check.” (Author unknown)

Fly Safe,

Craig Pieper

SOURCEAero Crew News, October 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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