Letter from the Publisher


Dear Readers,

Happy New Year from all of us at Aero Crew News! We hope you and your families had a joyous holiday season. In 2024, we look forward to being your number-one source for aviation news and information. Be sure to follow our social-media channels for the latest BREAKING news and aviation stories. 

With this issue, the Aero Crew News’ 2024 Photo Contest takes off. This year’s theme is Vintage Aircraft. I encourage you to submit your treasured shots of nostalgia in the coming weeks. Entries will be accepted until 29 February. You can review the official rules here and submit your entries through this link.

On a personal note, I would like to share that I have just upgraded to captain at my airline – a milestone I know I share with many of our readers! This has been a personal dream that has been in the making for a very long time. For so many years, I had wished and hoped for this day to come, but it has been poignant. Over the last four years, I have lost both my treasured parents so neither were here to share this with me. Mom was my source for endless encouragement, and Dad, also an airline captain, was my model and my mentor. I’m grateful they were with me when I upgraded to captain at my regional airline, but this is the big trophy – the gold medal, and I would willingly return to my regional airline in exchange for just one more day with them. My point is – life flies by way too fast. As we close another year and start a fresh calendar, cherish your loved ones and make the best of it every day of this and every year.

Fly safe,

Craig Pieper


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