|Amelia Earhart flew as a passenger on Northwest Airways' "proof" flight from the Twin Cities over the Rocky Mountains to Seattle, Wash., in January 1933. From left are Joe Kimm, copilot; Hugh Rueschenberg, captain; Earhart; and Mal Freeburg, system chief pilot.|
|Northwest Airlines, to celebrate its 30th birthday in 1956, flew the famous Ford Trimotor coast to coast, from New York City to Seattle, Wash. The crew of this nostalgic flight was, from left, Walt Kollath, mechanic; Capts. Deke Delong and Joe Kimm; and Coral Yule, cabin attendant.|
|Two horses were needed to turn the Hamilton around in Pembina, N.D., in the winter of 1936. Capt. Kimm was unable to turn the airplane on its skis in the heavy winds. Charlie Beauvette, the station manager, hitched up the two horses and towed the aircraft back to the ramp. Capt. Kimm took the picture with his Brownie box camera.|
|In March 2001, at the age of 90, Capt. Kimm, third from left, set the pace for a climb on the Great Wall of China. He was accompanied by fellow retired Northwest captains John Dittberner and Dino Oliva, left, and Neal Henderson, right.|
Word has been received of the passing of William McGannon, retired Delta Captain of Cumming, GA. Below is his notice from the newspaper and a link to the notice at the funeral home. Please send condolences and remember the family at this sad time.
|November 14, 2011 - 09:10
Kurt and Else Brown