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About Dave Sandidge
Dave Sandidge (in 2021), is a 66-year old retired American Airlines 767 international pilot, having started his major airline career with America West Airlines in 1991. He began learning to fly light airplanes in 1969, and started formal flying lessons in 1970 with Wesley V. Hillman in Roanoke, Virginia. Most of Dave's aviation background – before the airline flying came along – consisted of cargo and passenger charter in many varying types of aircraft ranging from single-engine Cessnas to DC-3s. He has a total of just over 28,600 hours of learning in his logbooks and continues to learn everyday, every flight. His favorite airplane is (was) the DC-3. Dave is still busy flying professionally about 40 hours per month in Swearingen and Fairchild Merlin and Metro airplanes for several different operators around the country as a freelance pilot.
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