(Extensions of Remarks - June 26, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1136]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                       HONORING MARTIN J. INGRAM


                         HON. ROBERT L. TURNER

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  Mr. TURNER of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor my friend and 
neighbor Martin J. Ingram, who is retiring after more than 34 years of 
federal service.
  Marty spent 30 years with the Air Force on active duty and with the 
Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve. He was a rescue helicopter 
pilot in the USAF Air Rescue Service, served as mission commander on 
multiple types of rescue aircraft and held key management positions as 
Instructor Pilot, Helicopter Flight Commander and Wing Chief of Safety. 
In May and June of 1996, he also flew combat support operations for 
Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey and northern Iraq.
  In his civilian career, Marty flew as First Officer aboard Sikorsky 
S-61 helicopters for New York Airways, which included rooftop landings 
at the famed heliport atop the Pam Am Building. He holds an Airline 
Transport Pilot Rating in multi-engine and rotary aircraft, including 
the Boeing 747, Grumman Gulfstream G-II and Sikorsky SK-61 and SK-58 
aircraft. He is a certified flight instructor in single and multi-
engine aircraft and instruments, and is a certified Dispatcher and 
Flight Engineer with a Turbojet rating.
  Marty began working with the Federal Aviation Administration in 1978 
as an Air Traffic Controller at New York Center in Ronkonkoma, Long 
Island. In 1984, he launched his Flight Standards Service career by 
becoming an Aviation Safety Inspector (Operations) at the Farmingdale 
Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). He later served as a General 
Aviation and Air Carrier Safety Inspector, Principal Operations 
Inspector, and was Manager of the Charlotte FSDO and Executive Officer 
for the Southern Region Flight Standards Division. He is retiring as 
the Assistant Manager for the FAA Eastern Region Flight Standards 
Division at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.
  I would like to offer a heartfelt ``Thank You'' to Marty for his 
military service to our country, a public service career well spent and 
all that he has done to keep our airlines and passengers safe over the 
years. I wish him many successful, happy and healthy years to come.