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Welcome Retired Pilots

 

WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE FOR ALASKA AIRLINES RETIRED PILOTS PROVIDING INFORMATION OF COMING EVENTS

Welcome to the retired pilots’ webpage where we typically share events that the retired Alaska Pilots group hosts and other retiree information. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, these events have been postponed until further notice. Please check back in the future when COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift. In the future, check below on this page for upcoming events and information for retired Alaska Airlines pilots.

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Announcements: 

Due to pandemic, retiree events have been postponed. Please check back for updates.

Contact: Alaska Airlines MEC

 

 

Luncheon Information: 

Due to pandemic, retiree events have been postponed. Please check back for updates.

 

Party Information: 

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In Memoriam Information: 

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Miscellaneous Information: 

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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

ALA Retirees 137

A Video Tribute to Our 137 Alaska Pilots Who Elected Early Retirement

The Alaska MEC is honoring our 137 pilots who elected early retirement and were instrumental in helping their fellow pilots avoid a furlough threat. We are pleased to commemorate their prestigious careers and the positive impact they have made to so many in the pilot group throughout their careers and especially now during these difficult times in our industry.

Capt. Mike Jernigan discusses life after retirement and the gratitude he has for the Alaska MEC.

 

Retiring pilot Capt. Katsie Hirsh discusses her 36-year career with Alaska and the value of pilot unity.

 

Retiring pilot Capt. John “BigBird” Knierim, and daughter, First Officer Sara Zieske discuss impacts the furlough threat had on their family.