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Welcome Retired Pilots

Check the bottom of this page often for upcoming events for retired Alaska Airlines pilots. If you have an event that you would like posted on this page, please e-mail

For all the pilots, 
Once the wings go on, they never come off whether they can be seen or not . . .
When a good pilot leaves the 'job' and retires, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder . . .
We wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know . . .
—Author Unknown

The Goose, built by Grumman in the 1930s, was flown by both civilian and military pilots during and after WWII. Later it was flown by both Ellis Airlines of Ketchikan and Alaska Coastal Airlines of Juneau, which both merged with Alaska Airlines in the late 1960s. The Goose's final operation was a 22-mile stretch from Ketchikan to Annette Island in Alaska until completion of Ketchikan airport around 1972. Pictured here at Juneau, this is only known example in golden nugget paint.

Pilots gather at a recent retired pilots luncheon.
L to R: Ron Rismon, Doc Eide, Herb Grisham, Dennis Lund, Phil Pope, Jim Doman, Al Brower and Mike McMillen

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Alaska Airlines Retired Pilots Association

"No Host" Luncheons

All Are Welcome
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.


Olive Garden Restaurant


35030 Enchanted Parkway
Federal Way, WA 98003

Just west of the intersection of I-5 and WA State Highway 18

2020 Luncheon Dates
Jan 08
Mar 11
May 13
July 08
Sept 09
Nov 11


Alaska Airlines Retiree Group
Monthly Retiree Luncheons

Join us for the monthly Retiree Luncheon at Old Country Buffet 1816 South 320th St, Federal Way, WA Every last Monday of each month at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm $12 per person, all you can eat buffet!


 ANC Base Retirement Party

Planning is underway for an ANC base retirement party at the Aviation Museum in Anchorage Alaska on Saturday April 25, 2020. Please plan to attend to celebrate our retirees, Russ Dunlap, Kevin Earp, Al Honeywell and Mark Calkins.



Check back with us for future information!