FINAL RINSE

Skagway Air Service’s 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 O’Daniel, 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 O’Daniel 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 O’Daniel a hug as police officer Ken Cox, Mike and Joanne Korsmo and others look on. – Casey Dean


Bea Lingle, Mike O’Daniel and Benny Lingle stand beside Benny’s first airplane, a 1940 Stenson, which he purchased in 1962.
“That’s when we first got started,” Mike O’Daniel said. “We’re all still around.”
– Photo courtesy of Skagway Air Service