Wally Waterhouse arrived in Honolulu in 1946, at the age of 30, from California, where he worked at Douglas Aircraft as a supervisor in the machinist shop. Wally made an impact on Hawaii's two industry's, agriculture and tourism,
for the next 60 years.
Read more about Wally, Murrayair, and Air Service Corp.
1916 - 2007
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Air Service Corporation
The Quiet Birdmen had their secret meeting space on the third floor in the hangar.
Attendance by invitation only.
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The original lease held by Air Service Corporation began in 1963 and sold to Mid-Pacific Airlines in 1987 and within a few years the building reverted back to the DOT-A. All of the various tenants rented space from the DOT-A on 30 day revocable permits.
DOT-A leases require that the building be maintained during the course of the lease but it was not. The facility was returned in poor condition and the state did little before renting to aviation business in need of space.
Transair has flown the Shorts 360 aircraft for many years. That included flying flights for Aloha Air Cargo. In 2011, Aloha started flying the Saab 340A turbo-prop aircraft reducing Transair's flights. Teimour stated "If they are going to get smaller aircraft then I'll get bigger ones". In 2012, Transair started brining in older 737's. Once his fleet of 737's grew he needed more space. The DOT-A's building at 90 Nakolo Place had room for his bigger airplanes. He started making plans to replace the old building with a new large hangar and warehouse, when on July 2, 2012, flight #810 crashed shortly after takeoff.
Aircraft are parked and plans are on hold.
1932 - 2016
1958 - 2017
Pam Spotts, Laurie Gomes, Jill Kepan and Mi Kosasa
Barbara Cox Anthony
In 1987, Air Service Corp. sold the large building to Mid-Pacific Airlines, but just before, they developed a new modest building to continue to operate their FBO business. They had no interest in continuing with the old structure based on its lease parameters and poor condition. More could be said about that.
A client of Air Service Hawaii, Cox Aviation operated a Gulfstream IV and wanted a hangar which led to an arrangement to build a new facility. Air Service Hawaii was able to incorporate the customer service and its VIP lounge within areas of the hangar. The front and rear of the hangar sat on the property lines which was not a problem until they changed from the GIV to a GV. The larger GV would not fit in the hangar. Cox Aviation built a new hangar before the GV arrived in 1998. See Sky River Holdings -Kaulele Place
Jay Shidler was the next hangar tenant with his Bombardier Challenger 601-3A. After an incident with a faulty hangar door the aircraft was damaged. Shidler upgraded to a Bombardier BD-700 Global 5000 and once