The designation OGG was given
in honor of aviation legend 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.
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