Faces of PSA – Meet Tony and Cherrie Dippolito

Tony and Cherrie DippolitoName: Tony and Cherrie Dippolito   

Title: Tony: Maintenance Control Supervisor

Cherrie: Crew Scheduling Shift Supervisor

How long have you worked for PSA? Tony: 27 years

Cherrie: 10 years

How long have you been in the airline industry? Tony: 27 Years

Cherrie: 10 Years

Where did you work before PSA? Tony: Landscaping

Cherrie: The mortgage industry

What brought you to PSA? Tony: School – Placement from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Cherrie: My Husband

Give us a brief overview of what you do: Tony: Supervise Maintenance Controllers

Cherrie: I work with the schedulers and coordinators on a daily basis, also working with the crew members on their schedules.

What made you want to get into aviation? Tony: I have always been mechanically inclined and interested in aviation.

Cherrie: I had been in the mortgage industry for 17 years and I wanted to do something different and a fresh start. My husband encouraged me to apply for the crew scheduling position.

What is one of the biggest challenges of your job? Tony: Keeping the aircrafts safe and with on-time departures, also working through problems as they come up.

Cherrie: The unknown, especially during irregular operations. You are working nonstop to cover trips and handling cancels and making sure the crew members are where they need to be.

Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? Both: Walt Disney World

What are some of your hobbies? Tony: Photography and camping.

Cherrie: I love to read, when I have time. I also love camping and riding our motorcycle, as well as drawing and sketching.

What do you love about working for PSA? Tony: The everyday challenges and the people I get to work with.

Cherrie: I love working with crews. I also enjoy working with new schedulers and with them, helping them with their jobs.

Would you recommend PSA and why? Tony: Yes, it’s a great place to work, that will challenge you on a daily basis, and growing into a bigger and better airline everyday.

Cherrie: Definitely. PSA gives a wonderful opportunity to start in aviation, or make a career of it.

What has been the most rewarding part of your job? Tony: Growing with the company.

Cherrie: Working through the everyday challenges of my job and watching new schedulers grow and develop.

Tell us something no one knows about you: Tony: I like to bake and cook.

Cherrie: I love to go shooting and archery.