Skagway Air Services final flight on June 30 arrived with full honors from the Skagway Volunteer Fire Dept. Piper Cherokee 698 was flown by company vice president Mike ODaniel, who announced earlier this month that the airline was going out of business after 43 years. Casey Dean
On the evening of Saturday, June 30, Mike ODaniel made the last flight for Skagway Air Service, which is closing after 43 years. He was greeted by community members on the runway. Here Marsha Columbo gives ODaniel a hug as police officer Ken Cox, Mike and Joanne Korsmo and others look on. Casey Dean
Bea Lingle, Mike ODaniel and Benny Lingle stand beside Bennys first airplane, a 1940 Stenson, which he purchased in 1962.
Thats when we first got started, Mike ODaniel said. Were all still around. Photo courtesy of Skagway Air Service