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Kahului Airport, Maui, Hawaii: Just Call It OGG PDF Print E-mail

Our recent flight into Maui was a revelation. We’re familiar with LAX, SFO, JFK and even BOO, ACK and AWK. And refuse to list here the one for Fukuoka, Japan.

However, we just wondered why OGG identifies the Maui facility. Is it named for the Wizard of Ogg, or because the island is shaped like a giant ogg? Actually, the story is an inspiring one. It’s in honor of Jimmy Hogg, a local guy who rose from laborer in 1930 to skilled pilot of everything from biwings to jets. hawaii.gov/ogg

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