VETERANS AIRLIFT COMMAND MISSION
BY CHRIS CHANEY
On a warm, sunny day in early June, HERO Flight 5 Alpha Sierra taxis away from the terminal at Manassas Regional Airport, Manassas, Virginia.
Air traffic control declares clear for takeoff at 2:11 pm.
The pilot pushes forward the thrust lever and the plane races to 80 knots. The nose lifts off the ground, climbing at a steady angle until it reaches smoother air and begins to level off, bound for Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, Florida.
FRANKCRUM: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS
FrankCrum started as The Great American Temporary Service in Largo, Florida, in 1981. In just a few years, the company would establish a PEO, Ameristaff, as one of the pioneers of the industry. CEO Frank Crum, Jr.’s children, Haley D. Crum, J.D. and Matthew C. Crum, grew up with the company. Now based in Clearwater, Florida, the company is a fixture in the community and is active with charities, including Trinity Café/Feeding Tampa Bay, the Homeless Empowerment Program, and the Clearwater Free Clinic, as well as fundraising through the annual FrankCrum Invitational Charity Golf Tournament. Come along as Frank guides us through the company’s history, in his own words.