The Last Passenger Electras Earn Their Keep:
The Reeve Aleutian Story by Henry Tenby
Airliners Magazine, July-August, 1996
Whilst working for NWT Air in Yellowknife back in the Spring of 1996, I was able to tag along on the some of our 737-200 charters to Anchorage in support of the Arctic Winter Games that year.
Our ground handling in Anchorage was provided by Reeve Aleutian Airways, and this connection afforded me the amazing opportunity to personally meet Reeve Aleutian Airways owners Dick Reeve, and his sister Janice. It was their father Bob Reeve who founded the company many decades prior.
Dick and Janice welcomed two visits I made to their airline during 1996, in the capacity of a super keen enthusiast and journalist. I was also able to shoot video of my visits documenting the Lockheed Electra flight experience, which is available as a top selling aviation DVD.
I am forever grateful for their amazing Alaskan hospitality all those years ago. Sadly the airline closed down, and even today Reeve Aleutian is fondly remembered by many as an Alaskan institution. The article that follows takes us back to when the Reeve’s Electras were the last sked passenger examples on the planet.