A Little Romance Took Flight


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When you think of aviation, the subject of romance doesn’t usually come to mind, but recently on our company anniversary, we started to reflect on the many people who have been a part of the Shoreline Aviation family over the years. We talked about the Sodergren boys who all learned to fly with John back in our early days on the CT shoreline, and how all three of them went on to become airline pilots, just like their father. Then we started to reminisce about the many love affairs that took flight in our company.

Over the course of 37 years, the staff at Shoreline have occasionally connected with one another on other than business terms. Among the many relationships that developed, at least ten have resulted in marriage. To the best of our knowledge, they have all been long lasting relationships. After all, birds of a feather flock together, don’t they?

Shoreline started out in the Spring of 1980 at a small shoreline airport in Madison, Connecticut. This is where Jean met Mark. He was a part-time pilot, and Jean, a private pilot, worked in the office. They have now been married for over 35 years and continue to live in the area, although neither of them have stayed with aviation. That scenario repeated itself when another Pilot/Office Manager combo from the Madison days married. Tom now flies for a major airline, and his wife Jean, our former office manager, still live in the Madison area. Other romances include: 

Jennifer (General Manager) and Jim (Flight Instructor)
John (Pilot) and Kim (Pilot)
Tom (Pilot) and Lori Lynn (Line Crew)
Sven (Maintenance Technician) and Amy (Flight Dispatcher)
Lois (Pilot/Dispatcher) and Tim (Pilot)
Cynthia (Pilot/Dispatcher) and Joe (Flight Instructor)
DeLinda (Chief Flight Instructor) and John (Flight Instructor)
Maureen (Sound Air Services Flight Coordinator) and Mike Stutt (Pilot)

Some couples came to us married and they both worked for the company. That includes Bob and Tina, Mike and Linda, and Doug and Pristine. As for me, I might be the only customer who married into the company, but I could be wrong. We would love to hear from any or all of our former employees. Let us know how you’re doing and where your careers have taken you. In the meantime –

Happy travels,


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