Faces of PSA – Meet Bill King

Faces of PSA - Bill KingName: Bill King          

Title: Manager of Dispatch

How long have you worked for PSA? 5 years

How long have you been in the airline industry? Where did you work before PSA? 5 years. Worked as a lineman for Aviation Sales Inc. on the east side of KDAY.

What brought you to PSA? Lived in or near Vandalia since 4 years of age, and PSA kept local around the family.

Give us a brief overview of what you do: Responsible for maintaining the navigation database, weekly fuel price/tanker city updates, and all Dispatch related programs. Staffing Dispatchers, OCC Coordinators, and OCC Shift Managers. Assisting the Director of the OCC.

What is one of the biggest challenges of your job? The constantly evolving airline business.

What is the biggest change you’ve witnessed at PSA in the five years you’ve been here? The new OCC and the new planes.

What is your most memorable moment of working at PSA, so far? Being promoted to Manager of Dispatch.

What is the biggest misconception about the Dispatch Department? People not in the aviation field always think Dispatching is the same as Air Traffic Controlling.

Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? Texas

What are some of your hobbies?

– Weightlifting
– Relaxing
– Video Games
– Woodworking
– Word Searches

What do you love about working for PSA? The constantly evolving airline business.

Would you recommend PSA and why? Yes, even with the growth from our new planes we still manage to be like a family.

Tell us something about your role that most people don’t know: Responsible for Monthly Navigation Database updates, weekly updating fuel prices/tanker cities, and loading the new monthly schedule into the SABRE system.

What has been the most rewarding part of your job? Being such an important piece of the OCC.

Tell us something no one knows about you: I was offered to be trained and compete in the Celtic Games in high school, but could not due to an already busy after-school Track and Field schedule. The Celtic Games is also called the Celtic Games of Strength or Heavy Games. The games carry out traditions dating back to at least the 11th Century. They were originally competitions among men that demonstrated their manhood, using items commonly in the Scottish Highlands, such as stones, logs and blacksmith hammers. Events may include the following: The Caber Toss, Hammer Throw, Sheaf Toss, Stone Throws, or Puts, Weight Throws for Distance, Weight Throws for Height and Farmers Walk or Barrel Throw.