Aviation View | Volume 2, Issue 1

123 AVIATION VIEW VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1 NORTHEAST PHILADELP AIRPORT J ust to the northeast of the City of Philadelphia lies Pennsylvania’s fifth busiest airport. Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) is a general aviation airport that has served the city since before the 1940s. History has recorded some ups and downs for this airport, and 2020 was no exception. The COVID-19 pandemic threatened almost every aspect of business, or so it seemed. Instead, under the careful guidance of John M. Brewer, Jr., PNE has taken off. February 6 marks 28 years for Brewer at Northeast Philadelphia Airport and having been the Manager since 2005 he has seen a lot of growth, a lot of changes, and made a lot of connections. He even goes so far as to think of the airport, in some ways, as his child. Brewer acknowledges, “I’ve been here so long that I have had the pleasure of working alongside some great people. I encourage staff to come to me with new ideas of how to operate the airport since they are the boots on Leading by experience