Throwback Thursday
A Mohawk Fairchild aircraft at JFK (Photo: RuthAS [CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Mohawk Airlines

Mohawk Airlines was founded in 1945 as Robinson Aviation. Its founder, C.S. Robinson, was an aerial photographer and conducted the airline's first flight on April 6. The airline was based in Ithaca, New York and started operations with the Fairchild F-24. As the second World War ended, the airline supplemented its Fairchild F-24 with two Cessna T-50s. In Mohawk’s second year of operation, the airline replaced its Fairchild and two Cessna’s with the Beechcraft Model 18. In order for Robinson to…