Throwback Thursday
A Great Lakes Beechcraft 1900D (Photo: Quintin Soloviev (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Great Lakes Aviation

While major airlines are constantly announcing routes between major cities, its easy for the smaller cities in the United States to get forgotten. Some airlines, however, make small cities their business, especially with the Essential Air Service (EAS) contracts being offered by the government to serve them. With this motivation in mind, a group of Iowans decided to launch Great Lakes Aviation in 1977. The airline started small, offering flights daily using propeller Beechcraft C99s and, later, Beechcraft 1900Ds with…