Reeve Aleutian Airways was the oldest airline in Alaska, founded by Alaskan aviation pioneer Robert C. Reeve in 1932. Reeve’s niche operation focused service on the remote Aleutian island chain, and the Reeve fleet was comprised of two Boeing 727-100 combis, and three immaculate Lockheed L188 Electras. In December, 1999, Reeve Aleutian Airways ceased operations so ending the final chapter of passenger Electra operations. This AirlineHobby.com DVD allows us to join airline videographer Henry Tenby on March 2, 1996, aboard the all-passenger configured N1968R from Anchorage to St. Paul Island in the Aleutians, under the command of Captain Larry Williamson. Then in August, 1996, we return to Alaska with to sample a few more Reeve Electra flights.
This Wien Air Alaska Airlines commercial aired in Seattle and throughout Alaska in 1980/81. The Stinson C2B biplane is now on display at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, and was at one point owned and flown by Noel Wien in the 20s. The end of the clip features nice 727-100 action.