Throwback Thursday
An Era Aviation Dash 8 100 on final. (Photo: Frank Kovalchek from Anchorage, Alaska, USA (ERA Aviation prop plane landing at ANC) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Throwback Thursday (TBT) in Aviation History: Era Aviation

Founded in 1948 by entrepreneur Carl Brady, Era Aviation began as a for-hire helicopter company based in Alaska. Brady would make most of his early work government related, with mapping projects making up most of his early projects. However, the company would expand over its early years and grow in include a full helicopter division specializing on reaching isolated Alaskan towns that couldn’t be reached with fixed-wing aircraft. The company expanded through the 1950s and added fixed-wing aircraft on a charter…