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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

Retirees Sept12 2012

Pilots gather at a retiree pilot luncheon.

L to R: Ron Rismon, Bruce Bond, Barry Sage, Noel Wilkerson and Jim Doman

The Goose, built by Grumman in the 1930s, was flown by both civilian and military pilots during and after WWII, and was acquired by the Alaska Airlines in the late 1960s. The Goose operated a 22-mile stretch from Ketchikan to Annette Island in Alaska until around 1972. This is only known example in golden nugget paint.

The Lockheed Constellation was flown by Alaska Airlines in the late '60s.

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
Every Second 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
2019 Luncheon Dates

Jan 09
Mar 13
May 08
July 10
Sept 11
Nov 13


Alaska Airlines Retiree Group
Retiree Information: 
New location for retiree lunch 

The monthly retiree’s lunch meeting has moved from Everett to Federal Way, Wash. All Alaska Airlines retirees are invited to attend. This lunch is on the last Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Old Country Buffet ( 1816 South 320th St., Federal Way, Wash., 98003).  The room has a limit of 60 people. 
 It is hoped that the move to Federal Way will enable more retirees to attend the events since many now live in the south King County area. The price of the buffet is $10 per person, which includes a buffet lunch, beverage, tax and tip. It is a special group price. Go to for more information about the Old Country Buffet. 
We will greatly miss Smokey Schnee, retired Maintenance & Engineering manager, who recently passed away. For many years, Smokey organized the retiree lunches in Everett. He did a wonderful job and it is deeply appreciated. Succeeding Smokey as luncheon organizer is Nancy Juntwait. Nancy is a retired customer service agent for Alaska Airlines.

2019 Alaska Airlines Pilots Retirement Party

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at 6pm

Museum of Flight - Boeing Field

9404 East Marginal Way South

Seattle, WA 98109


John T. Hamar

Our condolences to long time Juneau operations agent John T. Hamar, 78 passed away on October 3rd, 2019 in Tenakee Springs, AK. Click here to read his obituary.


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