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Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:49 pm

Hi I am devolping a quiz about everything Alaska Aviation. I will try to keep everything Commercial, and no crazy-hard questions like the tail registration of all of Era's Dash-8's.

I would love to have an all out commercial aviation quiz but the subject is too wide, thus i created a quiz over a small section of commercial aviation because it is the one i know the best. i encourage people to create quizzes over subjects that they know best.


Anyway heres how this will work. I will start by asking a question worth 1 point. all questions are worth one unless said otherwise. now since i have school during the day i cant check this all the time so please if you have a decent question feel free to ask it. if you have answerd a question that you know is correct and there is no one to update the post you may give youself the proper amount of points and start a new question.

have fun



Question #1 lets start easy

Who was the founder of Pen Air?
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:03 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Thread starter):
Who was the founder of Pen Air?

Orin Seybert

One point for me! Big grin

True or false-Alaska was one of the many airlines who ordered 747's.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:07 pm

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
True or false-Alaska was one of the many airlines who ordered 747's.

True, i am pretty sure they orderd one before later cancelling???

can this be confirmed
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:02 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Thread starter):
like the tail registration of all of Era's Dash-8's.

N881EA, N882EA, N883EA . . .  laughing 

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
Quoting Alaska737 (Thread starter):
Who was the founder of Pen Air?

Orin Seybert

Still the owner and President, but doesn't fly the runs any longer and has turned over day to day operations to his Son.

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
True or false-Alaska was one of the many airlines who ordered 747's.

True, definitely true. Later cancelled. You can read it in the book called "Alaska Airlines, A History" or some such. I have the book at home - so I can't look it up for you . . .

Question:

AS ever operate a PBY or a Grumman Goose. True or False?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:20 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 3):
AS ever operate a PBY or a Grumman Goose. True or False?

True on both counts, picked up in the aquistions of Alaska Coastal and Ellis Airlines.....This was back before Wrangel and Ketchikan had airports.

I guess I have to come up with one....

True or False the last four course radio range in the US was decommisioned at Cold Bay Alaska.

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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:21 pm

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 1):
Orin Seybert

I had to card him one time, didn't know who he was and he was in the fence.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:37 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
Alaska Coastal and Ellis Airlines.....

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Correct you are.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 4):
True or False the last four course radio range in the US was decommisioned at Cold Bay Alaska.

I'll guess True . . . I can't seem to find a list of when the stations were decommissioned . . .

This is probably a trick question though . . .
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:05 am

so points as they are now

NWADC9.......1
Alaska737.....1
L-188...........1

and ANCflyer gets extra credit for naming the ERA dash-8's

ANCflyer.......1

and just in case ANCflyer is wrong on the four course radio range i will say false.
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:22 am

so if ANCflyer is right add one for him and if he is wrong add one for me.


next question


Between which two cities was Horizons only flights in or to Alaska?

A) KTN-SEA
B) ANC-ADQ
C) OTZ-OME
D) BRW-SCC
E) ANC-FAI
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:30 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 8):
Between which two cities was Horizons only flights in or to Alaska?

I gotta think KTN-SEA . . . never seen anything in Horizon colors (pre or post Alaska Air Group) in Alaska . . .
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:38 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 8):
Between which two cities was Horizons only flights in or to Alaska?

None on a regular schedule.


I'll throw out a question, though.

What airline did Alaska International become?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:40 am

While I'm not 100% sure, my guess would be ANC-ADQ.


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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:54 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 8):
A) KTN-SEA
B) ANC-ADQ
C) OTZ-OME
D) BRW-SCC
E) ANC-FAI

It was OTZ-OME. Back in the early 90's, I think, they flew it for a few weeks at the request of AS for some such reason.
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:56 am

What airline did Alaska International become? Mark Air

filler

filler

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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:16 am

In what year did Alaska Airlines become the first airline to receive FAA approval to land Boeing 727s on gravel runways?


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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:44 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 7):
and just in case ANCflyer is wrong on the four course radio range i will say false.

Correct.

But I think that might have been too hard,

The correct answer is Northway Alaska.



True or False, Wiley Post crashed the Winnie Mae in Alaska.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:52 am

Quoting Chugach (Reply 12):
It was OTZ-OME. Back in the early 90's, I think, they flew it for a few weeks at the request of AS for some such reason.

DING DING DING you are correct!!!! it was efective for a few months while OME was haveing its runway re-paved

Quoting L-188 (Reply 15):
True or False, Wiley Post crashed the Winnie Mae in Alaska.

true, wasnt it close to Barrow, isnt that why the airport is named after them

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 14):
In what year did Alaska Airlines become the first airline to receive FAA approval to land Boeing 727s on gravel runways?


good one, it was during the days of the golden nugget jets so i will say 1966
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:57 am

this might be a little tough but im sure someone will know it

Before the name Yute Air Alaska, what was Yute Air Alaska known as???
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:14 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 16):
true, wasnt it close to Barrow, isnt that why the airport is named after them

Sorry can't give you credit for that. The aircraft in the Post/Roges crash wasn't the Winne Mae, it was a Lockheed Sirus on floats.

When he flew through southeast on the way up a lot of the old timers thought he couldn't fly floats because his eyepatch and lack of depth perception.

But anyway it is true.

During his Round the World flight in the Winnie Mae he folded a main landing gear on the plane at Flat. He ended up repairing it and was able to successfully complete the flight.

Ok, What future US Army Air Corps general was in charge of laying the telegraph cable between Ft Egbert in Eagle to Valdez.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
Before the name Yute Air Alaska, what was Yute Air Alaska known as???

Ohh a lot of guys I know that used work there had "Merlin Express" shirts, but I thought that was Fairchilds maintaince arm.

It wasn't Wilburs, that got folded into Markair Express......Did Yute end up with that Op Certificate?

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 16):
Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 14):
In what year did Alaska Airlines become the first airline to receive FAA approval to land Boeing 727s on gravel runways?


good one, it was during the days of the golden nugget jets so i will say 1966

I just tried to look that up in "The Alaska Airlines Story" and other then a general mention and a photo of a 727 landing on gravel I didn't see it.

Who did Bob Reeve fly for before moving to Alaska?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:45 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 19):
Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
Before the name Yute Air Alaska, what was Yute Air Alaska known as???

Ohh a lot of guys I know that used work there had "Merlin Express" shirts, but I thought that was Fairchilds maintaince arm.

Merlin Express operated the Metroliner operation for Yute. Somewhat like Air Midwest operates "Mesa Airlines" flights.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:46 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 17):
this might be a little tough but im sure someone will know it

Before the name Yute Air Alaska, what was Yute Air Alaska known as???

Bob Harris Flying Services ?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:48 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 16):
good one, it was during the days of the golden nugget jets so i will say 1966

Close, It was actually 1967.


Who did Bob Reeve fly for before moving to Alaska?

Pangara Airways, flying foreign mail route number 9?





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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:52 am

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 22):
Pangara Airways, flying foreign mail route number 9

I was going to say Pan-American Grace, but I think that answer is acceptable.

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 20):
Merlin Express operated the Metroliner operation for Yute. Somewhat like Air Midwest operates "Mesa Airlines" flights.

I knew there was a tie-in, just didn't know how.

Ok. new question.

What was the names of the two Japanese Carriers that hit Dutch Harbor starting the battle of Midway.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:16 pm

Which Alaska city has the busiest seaplane base in North America?


In 1960, Alaska Airlines began a 'commuter run' service between Fairbanks and what East Coast city during construction of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System?

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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:22 pm

One last question before I go to bed...

Of the top 100 largest private employers in the state of Alaska, what is Alaska Airlines rank?


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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:36 pm

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 24):
Which Alaska city has the busiest seaplane base in North America?

Anchorage. Too easy!

(Lake Hood, to be technical)
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:43 pm

Damn, I missed a lot of this thread . . . see what happens when you have to sleep. . . .

Quoting L-188 (Reply 23):
What was the names of the two Japanese Carriers that hit Dutch Harbor starting the battle of Midway.

Ryujo and Junyo . . . both Escort Carriers.

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 25):
Of the top 100 largest private employers in the state of Alaska, what is Alaska Airlines rank?

Well, technically, according to Alaska Business Monthly, AS doesn't rank up here at all . . . it's not an Alaska Based Business any longer . . . we just let them keep the name . . .

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 24):
Which Alaska city has the busiest seaplane base in North America?

LHD
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:53 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
it's not an Alaska Based Business any longer . .

RIght it hasn't been one since 1947? when that turkey Raymond Marshall moved it south.

I think you have a winner on that one.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):
Ryujo and Junyo . . . both Escort Carriers.

Correct but technically they weren't escort carriers, just small fleet carriers.

Quoting Chugach (Reply 26):
Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 24):
Which Alaska city has the busiest seaplane base in North America?

Anchorage. Too easy!

Agreed way too easy.

Ok, new question.

Who commanded the first flight of B-10 bombers sent to Alaska in the 1930's
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:00 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 28):
1947

Do you mean 1974? When Cosgrave was CEO? In 1947, they were still Alaska Star Airlines . . . . definitely Alaska based then!
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:03 pm

Quoting Roadrunner165 (Reply 24):
In 1960, Alaska Airlines began a 'commuter run' service between Fairbanks and what East Coast city during construction of the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System?

good one, i have no clue


ok heres a few

1. Which of the following cities has ERA never served
A)Illiamna
B)Seward
C)Whitehorse
D)McGrath

2. Bill Munz flew his flying service out of what city/town?

3. Place the following locations in order (longest to shortest) by theri longest runway.
-Cold Bay
-Kodiak
-Fairbanks
-Juneau
-King Salmon

i will add up scores a little later
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:03 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 29):
Do you mean 1974? When Cosgrave was CEO? In 1947, they were still Alaska Star Airlines . . . . definitely Alaska based then!

Yeah, I got something transposed there.

Raymond Marshall bought the company back in the 1930's and then after the war moved it to Seattle.

Marshall put and removed his share of CEO's in his time.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:08 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 28):
Who commanded the first flight of B-10 bombers sent to Alaska in the 1930's

Henry "Hap" Arnold
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:17 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
1. Which of the following cities has ERA never served
A)Illiamna
B)Seward
C)Whitehorse
D)McGrath

Seward?

I know they went the YXY.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
2. Bill Munz flew his flying service out of what city/town?

OME

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
3. Place the following locations in order (longest to shortest) by theri longest runway.
-Cold Bay
-Kodiak
-Fairbanks
-Juneau
-King Salmon

-Fairbanks - 11,800ft
-Cold Bay - 10,400ft (CO put a wounded 777 in there a while back)
-King Salmon - 8,500ft
-Juneau - 8,400ft
-Kodiak - 7,500ft

What year did AS sell off the Geese and the Catalinas and obtain the first DHC-6 Twin Otter for southeast?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:32 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
1. Which of the following cities has ERA never served
A)Illiamna
B)Seward
C)Whitehorse
D)McGrath

B)Seward. No ILS high terrain all around. The only schedualed Service I know of to that town was by F.S. Air through about 2002 VFR only in PA-32's. Too bad, it was a nice trip.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
3. Place the following locations in order (longest to shortest) by theri longest runway.

Fairbanks
Cold Bay
King Salmon
Juneau
Kodiak

-Fairbanks 11,800
--Cold Bay 10415
-King Salmon 8500 [/quote]
-Juneau 8456
-Kodiak 7562

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
2. Bill Munz flew his flying service out of what city/town

Damm I should know this one but I don't

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 32):
Henry "Hap" Arnold

Correct!

Another question then......

According to legend why was Bob Ellis known as "The Red Assed Kid" when he first arrived in Ketchikan
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:35 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 33):
What year did AS sell off the Geese and the Catalinas and obtain the first DHC-6 Twin Otter for southeast?

Crap I don't know....it would have been about the time the state built airports at Ketchikan and Wrangell.

Ok, got a follow on question......What was the name of the land airport you had to fly into before flying the Cat or Goose to Ketchikan?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:51 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 33):
Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):
1. Which of the following cities has ERA never served
A)Illiamna
B)Seward
C)Whitehorse
D)McGrath

Seward?

I know they went the YXY.

wrong, they flew twin otters to seward, i think 5 times a week or something but i have a schedual somewhere
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:17 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 35):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 33):
What year did AS sell off the Geese and the Catalinas and obtain the first DHC-6 Twin Otter for southeast?

Crap I don't know....it would have been about the time the state built airports at Ketchikan and Wrangell.

1968

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 36):
wrong, they flew twin otters to seward, i think 5 times a week or something but i have a schedual somewhere

Well, spill the beans man!  laughing 

McGrath? Illiamna? Whitehorse?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:20 pm

Mcgrath was the airport that ERA never flew to
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:33 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 38):
Mcgrath was the airport that ERA never flew to

Hmmmm, interesting since McGrath is rather a transportation hub for that part of Alaska.

OK, next question:

What airport was used by passengers going to KTN in the 1950s/1960s?
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:39 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 39):
What airport was used by passengers going to KTN in the 1950s/1960s?

easy money, Annette Island



How about this:

name the two locations where a Wein F-27 crashed.
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:51 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 36):
wrong, they flew twin otters to seward, i think 5 times a week or something but i have a schedual somewhere

When was this?

It had to be before 1999, that is when I started to work for FS, and they only could support 2 Navajo's a week.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 40):
name the two locations where a Wein F-27 crashed.

Illiamna was one.

I don't know the other.

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 38):
Mcgrath was the airport that ERA never flew to

Didn't ERA have a contract to support Forestry by moving personel out there a while back?

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 40):
easy money, Annette Island

We have a winner.

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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:19 pm

Of the top 100 largest private employers in the state of Alaska, what is Alaska Airlines rank?

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 27):

Well, technically, according to Alaska Business Monthly, AS doesn't rank up here at all . . . it's not an Alaska Based Business any longer . . . we just let them keep the name . . .

I never said anything about the company having to be based in Alaska. For example, Safeway is the states second largest privated employer, even though they are based in California. From my source Alaska Airlines is actually the sixth largest employer in the state. Keep in mind that government jobs are not included in this report.


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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:20 pm

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 40):
name the two locations where a Wein F-27 crashed.

Gambell . . .

Pedro Bay . . .
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:55 am

I got a couple...
Which Alaska airlines used to be the oldest operating carrier in north America???

Which was the last air carrier that made the jump from a 135 to 121 carrier.... (hint they used to wet lease to Yute)......
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:19 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 43):
Gambell . . .

Pedro Bay . . .

yep, ANCflyer is racking up those points

Quoting L-188 (Reply 41):
Didn't ERA have a contract to support Forestry by moving personel out there a while back?



Quoting L-188 (Reply 41):
When was this?

It had to be before 1999, that is when I started to work for FS, and they only could support 2 Navajo's a week.

ERA never had schedualed service to mcgrath, they may have done some charter work, heck i used ti see convairs in FAI. as for seward i think they discontinued fights there around 98-ish, also the flights were denser in the summer, in the winter i think it dropped to once or twice a week.

Quoting Lono (Reply 44):
Which Alaska airlines used to be the oldest operating carrier in north America???

Reeve? that is the only one that comes to mind

Quoting Lono (Reply 44):
Which was the last air carrier that made the jump from a 135 to 121 carrier.... (hint they used to wet lease to Yute)......

humm, i am taking a stab and saying Pen Air, but i dont think that is right.
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:40 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 45):
Reeve? that is the only one that comes to mind

The problem is that the modern Reeve didn't come around until WWII.

Bob lost his airline during the 1930 when the CAA decided to regulate aviation. That is why prior to the war he was flying for Morrison-Knutson. Including that Boeing Trimotor that is now at the Seattle Museum of flight. He later got ahold of two of them to start the modern Reeve Aleutian flying the chain in WWII.

I think I am going to put my guess on Wien.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:30 am

Quoting Alaska737 (Reply 30):

1. Which of the following cities has ERA never served
A)Illiamna
B)Seward
C)Whitehorse
D)McGrath

It's MCG, as others have said. However, PenAir does have service out to McGrath. Era flew into Seward off and on in the late 90's. I would imagine they pulled out due to the following factors:
--Hard airport to fly in/out of
--Close to Anchorage and easy to drive to Anchorage
--The Alaska Railroad

Probably just wasn't worth it in the end.


Ok, I'll pose one for y'all:
What point-to-point route did Era fly on a regular, year-round basis for years?
A. VDZ-CDV
B. ENA-HOM
C. HOM-ADQ
D. VDZ-ENA
E. ENA-ADQ
 
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:35 am

Quoting Chugach (Reply 47):
B. ENA-HOM

Ah many is the flight to Homer that made a stop in ENA.

Ok

Where was Reeve Aleutians fatal crack-up.
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RE: Alaskan Aviation History Quiz.

Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 48):

Where was Reeve Aleutians fatal crack-up.

Sitkin Island in 1959 . . . a C-54 (DC-4)

False Pass in 1970 . . .
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