The Tulsa, OK-based Williams flight department traces its history to 1927 – the year Charles Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic solo flight. That year, the company started using a Spartan C3 biplane to survey land suitable for building natural gas pipelines. In the decades since, Williams has used dozens of aircraft types while becoming one of the largest pipeline operators in the United States. “There’s a lot of places that we go to that aren’t major airports,” said Nick Verdea, director of aviation and corporate travel. “It’s all in the pursuit of business and moving people to make sure they’re in the right place at the right time to further our business and our standing in the industry.”