Air Wisconsin celebrates 53 years of flying

Air Wisconsin Airlines made this announcement on social media:

53 years ago on August 23, 1965, we began operations and flew for the first time.

On August 23, 1965, we had 2 nine-passenger de Havilland Doves, 3 pilots, 17 station employees and big dreams for the future.

Happy Anniversary! Thank you to everyone who got us here.

Today Air Wisconsin flies to approximately 70 cities throughout North America with an estimated 6 million passengers a year.

Photo: Air Wisconsin.