Northwest’s visionary president Donald Nyrop (1912-2010) led the company from its uncertain 1950s into operational, safety, and marketing confidence through the 1960s and 1970s to become a global airline leader.
The singular achievement people remember about Donald Nyrop was that he ran a tight ship, financially. In those days Northwest was profitable, had no debt and no subsidies. He bought airplanes on a handshake and paid for them with cash.
The Northwest Airlines History Center held a “Coffee and Conversation” event on June 11, 2011 to share memories from current and former staff, and pay tribute to his legacy. This video is a compilation of those stories.
Running time is 1 hour, 45 minutes. File format is MP4; 4:3 framing; 30 fps.
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Copyright is held by the NWAHC.