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Chantilly in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Piedmont Airlines

Thomas H. Davis: Founder, Chairman, & CEO

 

"The model of how good an airline can be"

 
Piedmont Airlines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 1, 2019
1. Piedmont Airlines Marker
Inscription.  Piedmont Aviation was incorporated in July 1940 as a general aviation sales and service company. The airline division was established in 1947 as a local service carrier. The first Piedmont Airlines flight was flown on February 20, 1948 between Wilmington, NC and Cincinnati, OH with a 21-passenger DC-3. The total fleet consisted of three DC-3s and less than 100 employees. Piedmont's operation was based on providing good customer service in the Southern hospitality style.

Piedmont's greatest expansion came when the industry was deregulated in 1978. Piedmont was named 'Airline of the Year' in 1984. Forty years after the first flight, its route structure included 121 airports serving 144 cities including 2 cities in Canada, 1 in the UK, and 7 destinations in the Bahamas with over 24,000 employees. In 1989, Piedmont was acquired by USAir.
 
Erected by Piedmont Aviation Historical Society and Dedicated Employees.
 
Location. 38° 54.683′ N, 77° 26.533′ W. Marker is in Chantilly, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker
Piedmont Airlines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 1, 2019
2. Piedmont Airlines Marker
is on Air and Space Museum Parkway west of Localizer Road, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly VA 20151, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tuskegee Airmen (here, next to this marker); The Flying Tigers (here, next to this marker); F-100 Super Sabre Society (here, next to this marker); F-86 Sabre Pilots Association (here, next to this marker); The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (here, next to this marker); Sully Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Sully Farms (approx. 0.7 miles away); Richard Bland Lee: Gentleman Farmer (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chantilly.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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