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Little AMI by Dave Glover




CAPTAIN
BRENT POINDEXTER
UNITED AIR CARRIER INC



Airways Magazine
CAPTAIN BRENT POINDEXTER
MARSHALL ISLANDS OPERATION
The operation was in effect in the early 90's 
and at first, Hawaiian was operating the airplane 
(a DC-8-62 Combi) from Hawaii to and from 
Kwajelein and Majuro.  Around May of 1992 I was 
furloughed from Emery World Wide where I had been 
flying Captain along side Dave Case on the DC-8 
while on furlough from America West Airlines.  
During the month or so that I was "unemployed", 
I received a phone call from a guy named Pete 
Adler who asked me if I would be interested in 
the job at Air Marshall Islands.  I said yes and 
went to ground school in Oakland a few weeks later.  
I didn't actually make it out to Majuro until 
October of 92.  During this time, Arrow Air was 
operating the airplane and that is where I first 
met Paul Witting.  Of course, it didn't take long 
to figure out that we knew some of the same people.  

Anyway, long story short, a guy named Jay White 
and myself were actually employed by AMI directly 
and were "qualified" on the Arrow Air certificate 
and then ran all the proving runs for our own part 
129 Ops spec to run scheduled service to and from 
the U.S. (Honolulu)  The F/O's were two Marshallese 
guys named Albon Jelke and Helbert Alfred.  

The F/E's were Rich Malone and Jack Pape.  Jay, Rich, 
and Jack were all former Trans America.  I worked 
there for about a year and a half and got to know 
Dave Glover (a real gentleman and a class act) very 
well.  Unfortunately for me, the commute from Majuro 
back and forth to Dallas was too much for my family 
and I had to leave because my wife would not move to 
the islands.  I hired Dave Case to replace me in 1993 
and I think Dave flew there until he had to hang up 
his wings.  After I left, I learned that Jack and 
Rich both came home and unfortunately, it was not 
long afterward they both died.  I'll miss them both.  

As for Dave, I've spoken to him a few times since 
then and I always laugh at something he used to say 
when he was tired..."If I'd have known I was going 
to live this long, I'd have taken better care of 
myself!"

Brent Poindexter, Arizona








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