30 May 2009

It's been a while since we have had an "HNL Blast From The Past"


Aloha Airlines took delivery of its first BAC-111 on April 16, 1966. Flying from London, the aircraft set two world records enroute to Honolulu. The BAC-111's served Aloha until the summer of 1969 when they were withdrawn in favor of the new Boeing 737 "Funbirds".

2 comments:

Kuna Dave said...

So what were the two records? endurance? routing?

Stan said...

One of the airplanes was flown by Willy Williamson, who loved Hawaii so much that he moved from England to the islands when he made the delivery of these airplanes.