Mohawk Airlines II Hat Badge
This badge was affixed to the front of the hat of a Mohawk ramp agent who many times,when needed, doubled as a ticket counter customer service agent
Utica, NY 1989-1993
The original Mohawk (Mohawk I) merged in April, 1972 with Allegheny Airlines which later became US Air. When the merger-acquisition was approved, the president of the airline, Mr. Robert Peach, Sr. became so desponded that he ended his life, Upon Mr. Robert Peach, Sr. demise, certain assets went to his son, Mr. Robert Peach, Jr. who headed a company called Horizon Air. One of the assets that went to Mr. Peach, Jr. was the rights to the Mohawk name. Robert Peach, Jr. was affiliated with another company called Catskill Airways and when he took over Catskill Airways in July 1989, he changed the name to Mohawk Airlines. Mohawk I had a color scheme that was used from 1959 to 1970 which was orange and black. Mohawk II adapted that color scheme when the name changed from Catskill to Mohawk. Unfortunately, the airline had accumulated too many debts and filed for bankruptcy in August, 1991 but operated until 1993.