published Monday, August 29th, 2011

High-flying wedding over Chattanooga

Daryl Moore and his wife, Johnita
Daryl Moore and his wife, Johnita
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A Chattanooga air charter company recorded a first for the business Saturday when a couple hired a single-engine Cessna so they could exchange marriage vows — about 7,500 feet in the air.

Daryl and Johnita Moore, both of Knoxville, used a 10-seat Crystal Air plane for their wedding, said Taylor Newman, the company’s operations director and the plane’s pilot.

He said the marriage was the second for both and the couple wanted to do something unique.

After the wedding, Newman said the couple departed on a 12-day motorcycle journey to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.

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Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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crimshaw said...

Seems, what we have here is another ploy for a publicity stunt to pump the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport. - dba (Wilson Air) Seems the couples union was used in this publicity stunt as stated in the papers hard copy, they didn't even use a stunt plane.

Also as stated, the festivities were not held at the Chattanooga Metropolitian Airport, they were in fact facilitated @ the TAC AIR NORTH facility. Chattanooga's premier FBO.

It has often been said, "The future is in the sky", what a way to start that journey. Friend of a friend, business as usual it seems

August 30, 2011 at 11:13 a.m.
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