Humans of BGM: Neal Wilson


Neal Wilson has been working at The Greater Binghamton Airport for 36 years as part of the janitorial staff. He will be retiring this Sunday, November 22nd. When asked about his long tenure working at the airport, Neal, who also manages the Dorchester Estates in Whitney Point NY, had this to say:

“I have a lot of great memories from working here at the airport. The blizzard of 1993 was pretty cool. We were stuck in the airport for three long days. I got to see the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels airshow twice. I’ve met a lot of rock stars that were traveling through here. I’ve met ACDC, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, and Ozzie Osborne. I’ve even met Mork and Mindy (aka Robin Williams and Pam Dawber). I’m most grateful for my kids and my wife. A piece of advice I recently gave to a new hire here was that it’s worth sticking it out, it really is worth it. I’ve accomplished everything I’ve wanted to do; I’ve lived very comfortably while working here. I would absolutely recommend working here to anyone.”

During his retirement, he is most looking forward to spending more time with his three year old grandson. The Greater Binghamton Airport would like to thank Neal for his many years of service, and wish him well in his retirement. Neal, you will be greatly missed.

Humans of BGM is a blog that highlights stories from those working and moving through the airport, quotes, and traveling tips of people from all corners of the earth and our local airport team members.


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