Tom Anusewicz
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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, with exceptional people... everyone wished it had a better fate.

Pago Pago, American Samoa
Honolulu International Airport
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also served as
Superintendent of Maintenance / DHC-6 Twin Otter
Pago Pago & Guam
SPIA - Guam
Pago Pago, American Samoa
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October 22, 1984

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

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Hangar - Pago Pago, American Samoa
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Pacific Business News - May 2, 1983
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South Pacific (American Samoa) 707-300C
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My work station

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G-BATK before N2000J / George Wray's SPIA - 1st aircraft
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SPIA Fleet

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More info on Twin Otter's

N9SP / N28SP / N43SP / N56SP / N2886Z   

click on abovetail number

Information pdf still a work in progress / will update periodically 
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April 1985
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September 1985
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N144SP

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ACCIDENT - April 13, 1987

After SPIA closed operations, N144SP was converted to cargo configuration. Buffalo Airways (Waco, Texas) operated for Burlington Air Express. See more below.

Capt. Brenner flew at SPIA for awhile... 
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Hush kit installation

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More to come...