The Institute of the North cordially invites you to the Walter J. Hickel “Day of the Arctic” Luncheon and presentation of the Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award on Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Unalakleet at the Old Covenant High School gym. The Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award will be presented to:
Wilfred Boyuck Ryan, of Ryan Air
About Boyuck, and Ryan Air – Unalakleet Air Taxi was founded in 1953 by Wilfred Ryan Sr., beginning regular charter flights across Alaska. With assistance from his wife Eva, their business prospered. Boyuck took the company, now known as Ryan Air, from a small, three-plane, two-pilot operation to the largest commuter carrier in the state, with a new mission of providing air cargo service in rural Alaska markets. Today, Ryan Air is one of Alaska’s key Bush freight carriers, operating 14 aircraft out of seven hubs. Ryan Air serves over 70 villages and employs over 90 people. Boyuck’s leadership in business and throughout the region is well-recognized.
Please RSVP to attend by emailing Nils Andreassen at firstname.lastname@example.org.