Thursday, January 19, 2012

NCA Article I

Hello everyone, Today I'm adding a great article, originally printed in Airliner's International magazine in 1973, about the daily life of North Central Airlines. (copyright acknowledged)...thank you to John Evanich for sending it into us!!

(This posting contains page one of the article, and a second posting contains the rest of the article...please 'click' on each page to view in a larger format for better viewing/reading!)

NCA Article II

Hello everyone! I'm happy to be adding a great article today that originally was printed for Airliner's International magazine back in 1973. (acknowledgment of copyright)
The article shows the daily life of North Central Airlines and is a great resource on the operations, aircraft and activity of Herman. Enjoy!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Moran Obituary

Hello everyone, I'm saddened to add this posting today but I believe it's appropriate for the blog. David Moran, a long time North Central employee who started out as a Station Agent and ended his career as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. (Copyright thanks to Minneapolis Star-Tribune)


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Moran, David E. Age 81, of Lakeville, MN. died January 11th after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. David was born in St. Cloud, MN., the first son of Ovid and Florence May Moran. He spent 57 years with his beloved wife, Joanne Rabe and had four children, David Jr. (Molly), Danelle (Timothy) Reid, Douglas (Tracy) and Donald (Penny). A great source of joy in his life were his thirteen grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Tyler (Jill), Tom, Kristin, Megan, Matthew, Kate, Ellen, Madelyn, Olivia, Ryan and Jack. David served in the United States Air Force for four years. He began his airline career working as a station agent for North Central Airlines and retired as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Republic Airlines. After leaving his first career, David earned single and multi-engine flying certificates and became a flight instructor and charter pilot at Flying Cloud Airport. He accumulated over 6000 hours of flying time. With courage and great tenacity David changed his life in 1974 when he successfully completed a Recovery Program for Alcoholism at St. Mary's Hospital. He maintained his sobriety the rest of his life. David was an avid sportsman and believed in conservation and preservation of the environment. He served as president of the Minnesota Conservation Federation, president of the Scott County Pheasants Forever chapter and president of the Prior Lake Spring Lake Watershed District for 10 years. Governor Arne Carlson appointed David to the commission that developed the Wetland Conservation Act of 1991. David said, "I have been hunting and fishing since I could walk and have observed significant decreases in fish and game populations over the years. That is why I take conservation seriously - so I, my children, and my grandchildren can enjoy the outdoors for years to come. Anyone serious about the future of sporting should also be serious about conservation." David hoped to be remembered as a good fishing partner, a good wing shot and a fair and generous person, interested in his community and loving of his wife, his children and grandchildren. Funeral Mass is Wednesday 11AM at All Saints Catholic Church, 19795 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN. The family will receive friends and family at the church one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Minnesota Conservation Federation or the Alzheimer's Association . "Autumn comes. It always does. The trees struggle with this truth. Today, in my being, so do I." Published in Star Tribune on January 15, 2012 PrintFollow this Obituary

As requested within the obituary, donations in memory of David E. Moran are appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association.