Eastward 737 (Photo provided by Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Eastwind Airlines

Founded in 1995, Eastwind Airlines was short-lived and maintained a small fleet of only five airplanes. Known by their call sign, "Stinger,"  the bee-themed airline experienced several major events that shaped the course of their history, alongside the multitude of problems that ultimately led to their bitter end. In August 1995, Eastwind took flight using three Boeing 737-200s. The Trenton-based airline was founded by Jim McNally, a former Price Waterhouse analyst. He selected Trenton because very few airlines inhabited the…