AVIATION: Wheeling Wheeler

Compared with those of, say United, the friendly skies of North Carolina-based Wheeler Airlines do not seem to amount to much. The line's fleet consists of three red, white and blue eight-passenger Cessna 402s. Its route map includes such eastern North Carolina points as Elizabeth City and Morehead City, small towns that were abandoned some time ago by larger carriers. But tiny Wheeler can claim at least two distinctions. Its president, principal stockholder and part-time pilot, Warren Wheeler, 31, has a unique way of keeping up with the competition: besides being the...

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