Former Flying Publisher To Take Controls at Corporate Angel Network

 - January 14, 2014, 2:10 PM

Dick Koenig, former publisher of Flying, has been tapped to head the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the organization that arranges free flights for cancer patients to treatment centers using empty seats on corporate jets. CAN executive director Peter Fleiss is retiring, effective January 20, after leading the organization for 14 years. Fleiss will thus become director emeritus and remain actively involved during the leadership transition. During Fleiss’s tenure, CAN has tripled the annual number of cancer patients flown, expanded corporate participation and increased financial contributions. Koenig, a 7,000-hour ATP, has served on numerous aviation association boards, including CAN’s, over the years.