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NFL great Larry Csonka hunts in Alaska with Lynden's Sam Amato

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2010

Lynden Transport's Larry Csonka and Sam Amato - North to Alaska Sam Amato guided NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka on a nine-day moose hunting trip this fall. The trip was taped for a future airing on Larry's cable TV program "North to Alaska." Larry played for the Miami Dolphins in the 1970s, was voted MVP, and played in several Superbowls. He is an avid outdoorsman and has hosted the Alaska TV program for several years. After spending more than a week with Larry, Sam says he's just a normal guy; a farm boy raised in Ohio who loves the outdoors. They got the moose on the last day of the trip.

Watch for episodes featuring the hunting trip to air on 1/29, 1/31, 2/1, 2/5, and other dates in the near future. A full schedule can be found on the North to Alaska website.

Tags: moose hunt, Lynden Transport, Alaska, Sam Amato, Larry Csonka, North to Alaska

Captain's Blog: Relief flights to Haiti - Experiences of Captain James Wallace and the Aircrew of 405

Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2010

Captain James Wallace and his Lynden Air Cargo crew recently flew to Haiti as part of the disaster relief flight efforts. Captain Wallace shares his experiences and photos from their trip to Haiti:

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Captain James Wallace - Haiti Relief Flight Experiences

The disaster events of January 12th to the country of Haiti is proving to be a daunting Overhead shot of Haititask for the entire world community. Lynden Air Cargo in coordination with USAID and countless others is accomplishing the goal of providing seamless support to the Haitian community. The result of this tireless effort ultimately is saving lives. As a crew we were fortunate enough to be part of this great effort. The ground crews of Lynden and USAID in both Washington-Dulles and Haiti displayed unparalleled team work, that ultimately assisted the flight crews to maintain the highest standard.

Upon arrival into Haitian airspace the calamity of events was apparent. All air traffic control was maintained by 1 man with 1 radio. His professionalism kept control of an incredible situation. In the 2 hoursRelief flights - unloading in Haiti that we spent on the ground 50 aircraft came and went.  The airport ramp is no larger than 5 football fields that services a runway with one taxiway. Up to 20 aircraft from DC-3's to 767's littered the ramp at any given time. People strewn the ramp assisting others unloading and loading aircraft in order for them to return with more aid.

The coming days will be a daunting task for all who are aiding Haiti. The high standard of Lynden Air Cargo and USAID begins with everyone, including the Loadmasters, Mechanics, Dispatchers, Aircrew, and the countless others that it takes to operate at this level of merit.

We say thank you,

The Aircrew of 405

Captain James Wallace, Robert Willoughby, Billy Miller, Bob Lesko, and Ted Pederson

 
Photos: 1) Lynden Air Cargo's N405LC on approach into Haiti. 2) On the ground in PAP offloading supplies to UN.

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To learn more about Lynden's Haiti relief flight involvement, please visit our relief flights information page.


Related Blog Posts:
Relief flights to Haiti: Captain Chris Caden shares his experiences
Relief flights to Haiti: Inspirational experience on the ground

Tags: Relief Flights, Haiti, Hercules, Lynden Air Cargo, Relief Efforts, Disaster Relief, Disaster Relief Logistics, Pilot Experiences, Captain's Blog, Crew Experiences

Relief flights to Haiti: Inspirational experience on the ground

Posted on Fri, Jan 22, 2010

Loadmaster Bob Lesko is part of a Lynden Air Cargo crew that recently flew to Haiti as part of the disaster relief flight efforts. Bob shared an inspirational story about his experience in Haiti:

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Loadmaster Bob Lesko - Haiti Experience

I have a little story for you on Haiti. On my last flight there I was greeted by the USAID rep and asked him for a couple of individuals to help with the offload. Haiti relief flights - Haiti locals helping to unload HercFifteen minutes later he returned with about 15 strong individuals, all local residents that they recruited. Well, some of them had seen pictures of airplanes but had never have been on an aircraft, period. So I took a little extra time to offload and had groups of 4 at a time come up and help and after we finished we all got together for a 15 minute photo shoot.

The faces and laughter that came from these people was priceless, especially after all they have gone through. It was terrific to share with them the little I had to offer and the memories that I will come home with will be treasured.

Bob Lesko
Loadmaster
Lynden Air Cargo, LLC

Photo: Haiti locals helping to unload a Lynden Air Cargo Hercules aircraft (photo courtesy of Northern Air Cargo).
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To learn more about Lynden's Haiti relief flight involvement, please visit our relief flights information page. 


Related Blog Posts
Relief flights to Haiti: Experiences of Captain James Wallace and the Aircrew of 405
Relief flights to Haiti: Captain Chris Caden shares his experiences

Tags: Relief Flights, Haiti, Hercules, Lynden Air Cargo, Relief Efforts, Disaster Relief, Disaster Relief Logistics, Crew Experiences

Captain's Blog: Relief flights to Haiti - Captain Chris Caden shares his experiences

Posted on Wed, Jan 20, 2010

Captain Chris Caden is a Lynden Air Cargo pilot who recently flew to Haiti as part of the disaster relief logistics efforts. Captain Caden was kind enough to send several paragraphs and pictures describing his experiences in Haiti:

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Captain Chris Caden - Haiti Relief Mission Report - 1/14/2010

Everyone at USAID has been super friendly to work with.Relief flights to Haiti - Hercules cargo plane

Upon arriving at IAD our crew was replacing the previous crew coming back from Lynden's first flight into PAP, lead by Capt. James Wallace. Loading of our Herc was already in progress when we got to the airplane.

We took off from Washington-Dulles Intl Airport (IAD) at about 4 am for our 4 1/2 hour flight to Port Au Prince (PAP), Haiti. When we began our approach to the airport it was very apparent that we weren't the only ones bringing relief supplies. Relief flight to Haiti - Lynden Air CargoThe earthquake had taken out all services at the airport, including radar and ATC (Air Traffic Control) capabilities, which created very difficult conditions for the authorities, but they handled the extraordinary amount of inbound air traffic to Haiti commendably. We were placed number 13 in a list of planes to land and held in a pattern overhead before we diverted to Puerto Plata (POP), Dominican Republic to get more fuel and give it another try. After obtaining clearance to take off and head back to PAP we encountered yet another delay that had us circling overhead PAP again, but we finally landed and offloaded our supplies.

Might I add that the main reason for the delays really isn't because of the lack of radar or modern ATC control, it's the lack of ramp space and movement. PAP's ramp, terminal and taxiway were built to handle a Disaster relief logistics - Haiti air terminalhalf-dozen flights per hour, and now with relief needs, are tasked with handling 3 times that much traffic. The best way I can describe it is a four-lane interstate highway being cut down to one lane.

The people from USAID met our plane once we parked and off-loaded most everything by hand. As you can imagine forklifts were in great demand with few and far between available. Everything from small helicopters to Boeing 767's were parked tightly on the ramp. The terminal building was abandoned with large visible cracks in the structure and the control tower's windows had all been shattered and busted Disaster relief logistics - USAID in Haitiout. The runway, taxiway and ramp all seemed to be in surprisingly good shape, thank goodness. We were on the ground for an hour and 45 minutes before we headed back to POP for fuel and our return trip to Denver.

I'd like to recognize everyone on the Disaster Relief Team in Washington, DC for all their efforts and coordination concerning our flight into Haiti, and I'd like to thank my crew, Randall Sanderson (FO), James Seefeldt (FE), Ted Pederson (MX) and Bob Lesko (LM) for their extraordinary efforts and professionalism. Without their dedication to the job, this simply would not have been a success.

Chris Caden
Captain/Check Airman L-382G
Lynden Air Cargo, LLC

Photos: 1) N405LC waiting in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. 2) Aerial view of PAP. 3) Terminal building and control tower in Port Au Prince. 4) USAID personnel offloading cargo in PAP.

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To learn more about Lynden's Haiti relief flight involvement, please visit our relief flights information page.

 

Related Blog Posts:
Relief flights to Haiti: Experiences of Captain James Wallace and the Aircrew of 405
Relief flights to Haiti: Inspirational experience on the ground

Tags: Relief Flights, Haiti, Hercules, Lynden Air Cargo, Relief Efforts, Disaster Relief, Disaster Relief Logistics, Pilot Experiences, Captain's Blog

Live Tracking: Relief Flights to Haiti

Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2010

Lynden Air Cargo has a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft that is currently flying to Haiti with relief supplies (Jan. 15th, 2010). Through flightaware.com you can track this Lynden plane in real-time! The plane left Mobile, Alabama at 1:13 PST and is expected to land in Haiti at 5:28 PST. Below is a screenshot of the tracking map:

Relief flights to Haiti - online tracking

(click here or on the image to view live tracking)

To learn more about Lynden's involvement with the Haiti relief efforts, view our Relief Flights to Haiti information page.

You can also learn more about air cargo charter services offered by Lynden.


Related: Lynden's relief flight efforts in Indonesia and Samoa.

Tags: Relief Flights, Haiti, Lynden Air Cargo, Relief Efforts, flight tracking

Relief flights by Lynden help with Haiti earthquake recovery

Posted on Thu, Jan 14, 2010
Lynden's air cargo aircraft are being used for the Haiti relief efforts. Herc planes have been used to bring in a rescue vehicle, portable kitchens, and other supplies. Learn more about Lynden's involvement in relief flights to Haiti by visiting our page dedicated to tracking related news and information pertaining to Lynden: www.lynden.com/Relief-Flights.html



View MSNBC news video (Lynden's Herc shown 1 minute in)


Related: Lynden's relief flight efforts in Indonesia and Samoa.

Tags: Relief Flights, Haiti, Lynden Air Cargo, Relief Efforts

RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 to visit the Lynden booth.

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2010

RILA Logistics Conference 2010

Lynden, an official sponsor of the RILA Logistics Conference, will have multiple transportation specialists available at the conference. Here are the top 3 reasons you should visit our booth! 

Reason #3 to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference: Useful Online Tools.

Lynden - RILA Logistics ConferenceAs an additional value to our customers, Lynden provides a variety of online tools to help make your job easier. Our EZ Commerce tools allow you to schedule pickups, track your shipments, receive invoices, and view customized reports - all at the comfort of your computer! Additionally, we provide purchase order management, order and warehouse systems, and inventory flow forecasting and control.

 


Visit us at the RILA Logistics Conference - booth #716 - to learn more!

 

Top 3 reasons to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference:
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 - Experience.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 - Geographic Reach.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 - Useful Online Tools.

Tags: RILA Logistics Conference, Retail Shipping, Lynden

RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 to visit the Lynden booth.

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2010

RILA Logistics Conference 2010

Lynden, an official sponsor of the RILA Logistics Conference, will have multiple transportation specialists available at the conference. Here are the top 3 reasons you should visit our booth! 

Reason #2 to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference: Geographic Reach.

Lynden - RILA Logistics ConferenceLynden has the ability to service your retail needs across the U.S. and worldwide, including those harder-to-reach locations like Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam. With company-owned offices and specialized employees focused on each offshore location, Lynden provides the local expertise you need.

 

 


Visit us at the RILA Logistics Conference - booth #716 - to learn more!

 

Top 3 reasons to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference:
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 - Experience.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 - Geographic Reach.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 - Useful Online Tools.

Tags: RILA Logistics Conference, Retail Shipping, Lynden

RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 to visit the Lynden booth.

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2010

RILA Logistics Conference 2010

Lynden, an official sponsor of the RILA Logistics Conference, will have multiple transportation specialists available at the conference. Here are the top 3 reasons you should visit our booth! 

Reason #1 to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference: Experience.

Lynden has been working with retail customers for over 50 years, and has been in the transportation business since 1906. Our experience in the retail industry helps us understand the importance of balancing speed and price, and ensures that our employees have the expertise you need. Lynden - RILA Logistics Conference

Looking to reduce costs? Lynden can consolidate freight from your suppliers located around the world, helping you to ship more efficiently. Additionally, Lynden has the ability to transport your retail goods between warehouses, to your stores, or even to the homes of your customers. Through our Priority Plus @ Home service, you can rely on us to provide fast, personalized, and first-in-class home delivery service.


Visit us at the RILA Logistics Conference - booth #716 - to learn more!

 

Top 3 reasons to visit Lynden at the RILA Logistics Conference:
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #1 - Experience.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #2 - Geographic Reach.
RILA Logistics Conference: Reason #3 - Useful Online Tools.

Tags: RILA Logistics Conference, Retail Shipping, Lynden

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