Roger Wood Talks Pros and Cons of Cargo Aircraft Operation Proposed for Pease

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A cargo aircraft operation proposed for Pease International Airport could become a boon to the region’s economy or have a serious impact on the quality of life for residents near it. Podcaster Roger Wood explores the issues of this proposed expansion. He first talks to one of two developers proposing such an operation. The other one hasn’t responded to a request to comment. Next, three opponents of any cargo plane operation at Pease will air their concerns. 

Captain Eric Robinson: Since June of 2001, Robinson has been the managing partner of Falcon Systems Transportation which would become East West Aeronautical (EWA), headquartered in Portsmouth.

 George William Epperson is a retired sales and marketing executive. He is currently chairman of the Rye board of selectmen.  He is also on the town planning board, and has been involved in various commissions and committees since the year 2000.

Dania Seiglie is retired and previously served as senior banker, managing director for 20 years.

She is an elected member of the Rye Budget Committee; Rye Representative to the Transportation Advisory Committee, Rockingham Planning Commission; Member of the Advisory Board of Partners Bank in Rye; and a member of the Finance Committee of the Center for Wildlife in York, ME.

Roger Wiegley has over 40 years of legal and risk management experience. He has maintained a private legal practice for business clients since 2013.

Roger Wood is an award winning radio, podcast, newspaper and television journalist, with over 40 years of experience in the media.   Roger has spent his entire professional career in New Hampshire. Roger currently serves as associate publisher and podcast producer at  In 2021, he was recognized by the New Hampshire Press Association for his work in news podcasts. He has produced news and special feature reports for InDepthNH, New Hampshire Public Radio, NPR, and other public and commercial radio stations.  He also produced spot news for CBS Radio. He has produced and narrated some 50 audiobooks and has written three novels.  Roger has also moderated political forums for Seacoast Area Chambers of Commerce in Senate, gubernatorial and congressional races. He has also facilitated public policy discussions locally and statewide.  Roger and his wife Elaine reside in Portsmouth. Roger Wood Associate publisher Podcast Producer 603-502-0032Alternate email:

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