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Tom White

Charleston, West Virginia

Tom White is an instrument and commercial rated pilot with more than 1,000 hrs total flight time. He owns a Cessna 182 and is based at WV12 just west of Charleston, West Virginia. He has taken his airplane across the country, and up and down the east coast many times. White is a lawyer, a former newspaper reporter, and an author. Between 2001 and 2004, he served as co-counsel on a mass litigation nuisance case challenging the coal-mining practice known as ‘mountaintop removal’ in southern West Virginia.

“It is hard to understand the controversy surrounding this kind of mining unless you see it from the air,” White says. “I love to fly, and if I can fly and help people like SouthWings and their clients at the same time that’s a good thing.”

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