Hughes Airwest Employee Newsletters
Of all the Hughes Airwest memorabilia
I have hung on to over the years, the most treasured by me are the monthly
newsletters that were produced over the years by various people in our PR
department. I have collected these
treasures all the way back to early Air West ’68 and even back to the days when
I was with PC. Often I will use them for
reference on requests for information about our 14 years of existence (1968
thru 1980). Other times I just enjoy
going back and looking through various issues with the idea of helping me refresh
old memories, guess what, it works
We were blessed over the years by
the great group of people who were responsible for turning out those treasures. The trend was started in ’68 at the merger by
continuing “Air West”, the awarding winning publication done by Don Gooding of
WCA that served as an employee newsletter as well as an inflight magazine. Yes, it was called “Air West” long before the
RW merger was ever dreamed up.
Don hired a guy by the name of
Ken Jensen who was not to long out of the University of Utah who could not only
write but take great photos as well.
After we became Hughes Airwest, Lee Pitt came on board as Director of
Public Relations and assumed responsibility for publication of the paper. Lee hired Ralph Henn in 1974 to be the
full-time editor of the employee newsletter.
With some help over the years, I
have been able assemble a collection of almost every issue. I can’t say that I have them all because
there is no list of the actual publishing dates. I have 125 issues that I have scanned
at 300dpi. They are in separate PDF
files that can easily be printed or viewed on your computer, tablet or even a
smart phone. If you are interested in
having a copy of all 125 issues, I have them available on a 16 Gb USB Flash
Drive for $25. All you need to view them
on your computer is Adobe Acrobat Reader which in all likelihood you already
have. If you don’t have the program, it
can be downloaded and installed for free.
PDF files can also be read by Microsoft Edge which is part of Windows 10.
addition I have included “Hughes Airwest – The Movie” and the WCA film called “Momentum”
on each flash drive.
If you are interested in purchasing the flash drive, please send me your email and I will then email you a PayPal invoice for $25 that you can pay with
any major credit card. If you have a PayPal account,
please send $25 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail me a check for $25 to:
1941 W Santa Ana
Fresno, CA 93705
You can also email me
any questions you have.