Honolulu International Airport

I first joined South Pacific Island Airways as a flight engineer on the Boeing 707's. After SPIA lost a mail contract in Guam, as a junior FE, I was to be laid off. It was decided I would work in the maintenance department until I was needed back on the line. I arrived at the maintenance department just in time for FAA hearings on the Part 135 Twin Otter operations as well as further violation with the Part 121 ops. I began to assist with major violations regarding operations in Pago Pago and Guam. Within a few months I became the Superintendent of Maintenance in charge of both locations as well as assist with the re-certification of all certificates. Another busy task at hand but rewarding once completed. SPIA was a good airline that just needed a positive direction.

Pago Pago, American Samoa
SPIA - Guam
Pago Pago, American Samoa

October 22, 1984

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SPIA Crew - Capt. Chuck McGuire, First Officer- Steve ____, and Flight Engineer-Tom Anusewicz in the B707 simulator at American Airlines at DFW for annual re-currency.

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