A Midwest 717 (Photo provided by Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

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

Similar to Michael Scott and the rest of the cast from the hit television show The Office, Midwest Airlines started from a paper company. In 1948 the Kimberly-Clark Corporation opened a corporate flight department to transport employees and executives between the company's headquarters in Eastern Wisconsin and the company's paper mills across the country. The department expanded in 1969 to form K-C Aviation, which was created to carry out the maintenance for Kimberly-Clark’s corporate aircraft. When the U.S. government enacted…