Wien Air Alaska, Alaska’s first airline 1924 - 1985

The company pioneered jet service to gravel runways, and developed the B737 Combi configuration which allowed a maximization of freight and passenger loads on the upper deck of jet aircraft. Wien Air Alaska at one time flew to more places in the world than any other airline. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wien_Air_Alaska

This first T.V. commercial features an actor in place for Kent Wien. These two youtube commercial broadcast are from Kent Wien himself

Noel Wien Interview (below)
Pioneering Alaska Bush Pilot Noel Wien being interviewed by Alvin O. Bramstedt on October 27, 1972, at KENI-TV in the studios of the Midnight Sun Network in Anchorage, Alaska.

N495WC Type: Boeing 727-22C c/n: 19092 Owner: Wien Air Alaska Location: Seattle Date: 6 May 1982 — Paul Thallon

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