Seventy years ago, a young Army Air Corps pilot named Sandy Laughlin was home from WWII and ready to take on the world. As a commander of B-29 bombers during the war, Sandy was well versed in what it takes to be a leader in aviation.

2017 marks the 70th year that the Laughlin family has been involved in aviation. Beginning in 1947, when Sandy founded North Atlantic Airways in Beverly, Massachusetts, to today, with his son Henry running Northeast Air in Portland, Maine, aviation runs through the Laughlin bloodline. Henry’s son Jesse, too, has aviation in his future. Jesse received his commercial pilot’s license earlier this year.

With a proud tradition of aviation service and commitment, Northeast Air celebrates 70 years of Laughlin family aviation history!