Aero-News Gets 'Professional Help'
It's something that
we've been told to get on many occasions, and have taken the
suggestions to heart: we've gotten 'professional help," in the
person of Mr. Larry Pius.
Known through the industry as a driving factor in the early
success of AvWeb, Larry, an Air Force Viet Nam veteran
(and T-37 instructor pilot) is the new Director
of Sales and Marketing, here at Aero-News.
Larry's mastery of the market, his helpfulness at achieving
advertisers' goals, and his insights into the industry will be
appreciated among ANN's advertisers -- and certainly at our new
headquarters, where the addition of a full-timer specialist will
allow the rest of us to bring you even more, even better-written
(it that's possible!) news, every day.
As ANN has grown, our
first move has always been to increase the quality and
quantity of services we provide to the huge numbers of flyers who
read ANN every day -- Larry's addition should prove to be a pivotal
force in offering ANN's readers more than ever before.
Larry continues the Aero-News tradition of
staffing with pilots, too. In addition to his being a T-37 primary
instructor, his 4000+ hours cover a lot of ground. He holds
commercial, instrument, helicopter and multi-engine ratings, and is
type rated in the SK-61. As Major Pius (USAF), he was based at
Ton Son Nhut AB, and flew combat rescue, flying, in
addition to the EC-47, several helicopters, including the HH-1,
H-34, and HH-3E. He was also awarded the Distinguished
ANN Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, noted that, "This is going to
be fun... We've prided ourselves on getting the very best people we
can find, but also people we genuinely like and respect. We've
already got the best News-Editor, I know, in the guise of Tim Kern
and some truly outstanding staffers and contributors such as Pete
Combs, Juan Jimenez, Kevin O'Brien, Rob Milford, Tom Griffith, John
Ballantyne, Aleta Vinas, and several others... but Larry's addition
is exceptional in that we know of NO ONE with the skill and
experience proven (for many years) by Larry in this field.
Best of all; this has always been a staff that has an
extraordinary love for, and commitment to, aviation... and that is
something that Larry also brings to this incredible mix of aviation
professionals. I couldn't be more pleased to welcome a guy with
such impressive credentials and talent to our
With his help, ANN is going to be able to do more to educate,
inform and promote aviation than ever before... and that's
truly the reason that ANN was created."
Larry's experience, dedication, and good cheer are heartily
welcomed by all here at the Aero-News Network. [Hey, Larry, we're
happy you're here! --ed.]