Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Aviation Museum has presented Lynden Chairman Jim Jansen with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jansen has also been inducted him into the museum's Hall of Fame.
The annual Hall of Fame event celebrates pilots and entrepreneurs who have shaped Alaska’s aviation history.
Jansen earned his pilot’s license in 1965. In 1967, he was driving a truck at the remote Kennecott mine and also flying people and supplies from Anchorage to the mine in a Piper Comanche. Over the past 50 years, he has flown various aircraft including the Stinson 108-3, Cessna 185, Beech Baron, Turbo Commander and King Air in Alaska. He is also Type Rated in the Lockheed Hercules. A 16,500-hour ATP rated pilot, Jansen has flown his Cessna 185 for 41 years and the Lynden King Air for the past 22 years.
The creation of Lynden Air Cargo in 1995 combined Jansen’s love of aviation with his vision of a multi-mode transportation company in Alaska.
"The Alaska Aviation Museum greatly appreciates the tremendous contributions Jim Jansen has made to Alaska’s aviation, transportation, and infrastructure development and welcomes him into the Hall of Fame," said Board Member and Past President Bill Odom.