Northwest Airlines History

The Johnson Family loses its Matriarch

The Johnson Family loses its Matriarch

Merry Jo, fondly known as “Jo” Johnson died on February 12 in Cannon Falls, Minn. at the age of 90. Jo was born in Grand Rapids Minn. and was an entertainer, once performing with Red Skelton, before becoming a Northwest Airlines stewardess in 1949. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 16 in Cannon […]

The NWAHC is Waiting to See You!

The NWAHC is Waiting to See You!

All photos and some captions courtesy of Robert DuBert, NWAHC newsletter REFLECTIONS editor. Thanks, Bob!

Exciting Breaking News!

Exciting Breaking News!

  Special guest for the Saturday Night Banquet:  Anne Billingsley Kerr! (Lady Skywriter)   AIRLINERS INTERNATIONAL  JUNE 17-20 2015  DELTA FLIGHT MUSEUM  ATLANTA GA USA    Lady Skywriter will share stories and photos from her personal collection of her days flying the Northwest Orient Airlines Boeing Stratocruiser in the 1950s. Wing your way back to the golden era […]

2nd Edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels Just Published

Wondering what Bob Reardon is up to these days?  Why wasn’t there an organist on the Stratocruiser flight from IDL to MSP?  Some questions raised in the first edition of Fujiyama Trays & Oshibori Towels are finally answered in the Second Edition, now available!  Plus many new stories and 83 more photos!  Order your copy […]

It's been a moving experience!

It’s been a moving experience!

  Next:  Settling in the new “digs.”

Packing it up at the NWA History Centre - April, 2015

Packing it up at the NWA History Centre – April, 2015

Many willing hands – many, many boxes – many many artifacts. Day after day, volunteer after volunteer, progress is made.  Next:  Moving it all to the new quarters at Two Appletree Square, thankfully just across the street.

Northwest Airlines History Now Online.

Northwest Airlines History Now Online.

At Last:  You may now view Northwest Airlines History online at http://bit.ly/TPTLTC4 Or copy and paste in your browser. You can also watch this program on your Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Kindle and Amazon Fire, and on most mobile devices. The Northwest section begins at the 6:35 mark, and runs for 13 minutes. See […]

We're diverting to Shemya?* Over Christmas?

We’re diverting to Shemya?* Over Christmas?

I guess that’s not so bad . . . .  Shemya’s closer to Santa!  What and Where is Shemya, you ask? Shemya is a frozen, windswept, barren rock of an island, four miles long by two miles wide – near the end of the Aleutian chain and located 1,461 miles southwest of Anchorage between the […]

Robert Reardon retires today after 63 years in the wild blue yonder!

Bob Reardon is a true Legend, and will be memorialized as such in the Legtends category of this website in December.  As I send Bob my best wishes this morning, I can’t help but remember the “drill” upon arrival at The Willard ‘Residence of Presidents’ Hotel in Washington D.C.  Here is an excerpt from my book, […]