26 November 2006
Aloha's Warrior N740AL
Aloha Airlines (AQ) has affixed a University of Hawai‘i Warriors logo on a 737-76N(W), N740AL "Kamohoali‘i" (c/n 28640) [top]. This is the same "H" logo as the ones that are on the nationally-ranked football team's helmet [above]. AQ is the official airline of the Warrior football team, and handled the road game charters this season. Go Warriors!
"Kamohoali‘i" is seen here arriving today, from OAK as AAH441 on Runway 26R. Also, the helmet of Warrior Defensive Lineman #99 Lawrence Wilson (Senior), rests on the FieldTurf® of Aloha Stadium, during pre-game warm-ups before their victory over the Purdue University Boilermakers (42 - 35).
On a personal note, I rode N740AL on a flight to SNA (AAH482) back in October 2004, and was the subject of a "Coach Flyer" column published in an issue of "Airways" magazine. I also was the field videographer for the Purdue - Hawai‘i game.