A Bolder Life

February 19, 2005

OGG

Kahului Airport, Maui, was designated as OGG in honor of aviation legend, and Lihue native, Capt. Bertram J. Hogg (pronounced Hoag), who is credited for being one of the frontier pilots who helped
build the airlines of today in the Pacific.

When he first began flying passengers, Hogg, a Lihue native, flew Sikorsky S-38 amphibious planes that carried eight passengers. When he flew to Kona, he would land in the bay and outrigger canoes would come out to bring in the passengers.

He also made the first interisland commercial flight after the Pearl Harbor attack, on December 10, 1941, in a DC-3 to Maui and the Big Island.

Hogg logged his last commercial flight in 1968 in a DC-9 after 41 years in the aviation industry and 25,000 flying hours, most of it as a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines.

Capt. Hogg died March 30, 1992, at the age of 84.

Posted by Marc at February 19, 2005 11:03 AM

2 Comments

Like my mother always said: I'll believe it when Hoggs fly.

Posted by: Rocky at February 21, 2005 9:43 AM

Your mom never said that!

His mom never said that.

My house was designated the Player's Den because it rhymes with 2310 which is the street address. Also there's a sticker that says, "Pimp Zone - Violators Will Be Bitch Slapped" on our front door.

Posted by: Ryno at February 23, 2005 6:16 AM

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