Enshrined November 13, 2010
Carol Dobyns Fair was born in March 1943 and is a native of Johnson City. Her career in aviation began in March of 1963 when she became a stewardess with Winston-Salem based Piedmont Airlines just one year after the airline began hiring female flight attendants. During her career she served aboard every aircraft in Piedmont’s fleet; the DC-3, Martin 404, Fairchild F-27, YS-11, and Boeing’s 727, 737, and 767 aircraft. She served aboard Piedmont’s inaugural flight from Charlotte to London in June of 1986 and is an International Cabin Services Director on US Airways flights aboard the Airbus 330. In 1995-96 Carol Fair was leased to British Airways and was based in London, during which time she earned British Airways prestigious Bronze Award for Leadership. Carol has been a dedicate advocate for flight attendants rights and has served on numerous in-flight safety and uniform committees in the airline industry. Well beyond the confines of an aircraft cabin, she has been a passionate advocate for aviation, and continues to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the South’s beloved former “Route of the Pacemakers”, Piedmont Airlines, giving speeches about aviation and Piedmont’s marvelous history to senior citizens, students and civic organizations. Fair has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and television interviews and has conducted aerospace education workshops in aviation history at East Tennessee State University. Ms. Fair was invited to participate in the ceremony to christen one of the heritage Airbus 319’s, painted in the Piedmont Airlines livery in 2006 and accepted the 2008 Thomas H. Davis, Sr. Excellence in Aviation Award on behalf of all Piedmont employees. She is an Associate Member of the Piedmont Silver Eagles, A Member of Golden Wings, and the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA. Carol Dobyns Fair was inducted into the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame in 2008.
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