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A SkyWork Airlines Dornier aircraft on approach to land. (Photo: Alf van Beem [CC0], from Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: SkyWork Airlines

SkyWork Airlines of Switzerland has roots of starting small and changing over time. The airline was originally a flight school and private airline founded in Belp using smaller propeller aircraft from central Switzerland to neighboring cities. The to-be carrier was founded in 1983 under the name SkyWork AG. As the company expanded, SkyWork started to look for ways to earn new revenue. To meet its financial demands, the airline would add new private aircraft and expand its flight school as…

The Disapperance of Northwest Orient Flight 2501

This Friday will mark 67 years since the disappearance of Douglas DC-4 over Lake Michigan gripped the nation. On June 23, 1950, a Northwest Orient Douglas DC-4 was making its way northwest over Michigan. Captain Robert Lind was in command of flight 2501, carrying 55 passengers from New York to…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: RenoAir

On July 2, 1992, RenoAir commenced operations and began a memorable seven year effort to keep themselves in the sky. As their name suggests, the airline was based in Reno, Nevada, with additional hubs in Las Vegas and San Jose. RenoAir adopted the city of Reno's famous motto with a slight…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: ATA

American Trans Air, or more commonly known as ATA, was founded in August of 1973 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was founded by the Ambassadair Travel Club to provide aircraft for the club. The club's first aircraft was a Boeing 720 named “Miss Indy," followed by the addition of a second…