American Inter-Island Airlines

Operated by Antilles Air Boats

American Inter Island - Many came together to be part of a solution to a problem. It was a solution at the right time for many reasons. Read about the problem, the solution and the many people that contributed to making things better for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Charlie Blair and Antilles Air Boats were the catalyst for getting things started but it took many individuals to keep the CV-440 operations moving until the longer STT runway was completed in 1982.

Jim Flanagan also served as First Officer as well as AAB mechanic, G-73 First Officer, S25 Flight Engineer, First Officer


Capt. Dave Howard, American Inter-Island Chief Pilot with CV-440 at Dothan, AL  overhaul facility.
CV-440 flying over Gregerie Channel and Water Island, St. Thomas
The runway at St. Thomas
Dale Fessler and Peggy Cunningham
Sue, Dale Fessler, Jackie Landis and Mike Travelli
Flight Attendant, Peggy Cunningham leads passengers to Convair.
Learning to inflate the Convair life raft at the Corning Estate on the   West End of St. Thomas. Below; Life raft inflated...all aboard.
.Gini Springmeyer arrives in STT on the Convair
Vincent and Marijane Sipple 
Newly formed  "Beachcomber Chapter" of the Ninety-Nines International Women Pilots
Dave Howard
American Inter-Island & Prinair in St. Thomas. Notice the numerous concrete dolos used for the extension of the runway on water end. Once the extension was was A.I.I.
Marijane Sipple 
Harry S. Truman Airport, St. Thomas
F/O Steven Kern - 1977
CV-440 maintenance in St. Croix
American Inter Island  CV-440 fleet in St. Thomas - 1977
Capt. Vince Sipple
F/O Steven Kern
1955 - 2016
Jerome D. Lee

Flying for over 40 years from American Inter-Island to  UPS. 

St. Thomas - photos credit Geoff Goodall

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