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Bob Stanford

Bob Stanford

Pilot and owner of Island Air, Bob has been running charters to Kodiak’s remote locations for over 30 years and has completed over 40,000 flights.

Bob is one of the most respected pilots in Kodiak and has had his hand in training the majority of pilots on the island.


Erik Howard

Erik Howard

Growing up in Washington State, Erik originally became interested in flying in high school and he’s been hooked ever since. It’s been his dream to fly in Alaska and has been with Island Air for six years.

Erik is now Bob’s right hand man as the Director of Operations where he oversees the maintenance, cargo and crew for Island Air.


Peter Rosendahl

Peter Rosendahl

Peter grew up in a family of airline pilots and started flying in high school in Richardson, Texas. He was introduced to bush flying while hunting up in Canada and moved to Kodiak to pursue a career in 2012.

Peter has flown with Island Air for close to three years and has recently been promoted to Chief Pilot. He’s a jack of all trades and tackles everything from delivering the mail, to loading cargo, to rescuing stranded hunters.


Ben Haug

Ben Haug

Former Marine, Ben has flown all of the world and now calls Kodiak home.  He’s been a pilot for six years and has flown for Island Air for two.

Ben is currently a float pilot in training and hopes to fly in the left seat of the Dehavilland Beaver this summer.


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