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Maui history exhibit explains airport's OGG code

Kahului Airport (Image source: Forest & Kim Star, Wikimedia) Kahului Airport (Image source: Forest & Kim Star, Wikimedia)

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaiian Airlines is unveiling an exhibit featuring an aviation pioneer whose name explains Kahului Airport's three-letter code.

The airport's OGG code has stumped travelers who are unable to figure out what those letters have to do with Kahului.

Starting Monday, an exhibit on Bertram James "Jimmy" Hogg will give travelers some clarity about the code, while giving them a bit of Hawaii aviation history.

Hawaiian's archivist and former airline pilot Rick Rogers says the code was named in Hogg's honor because of his role in helping aviation authorities with new radio equipment on Maui.

The Maui News reports federal authorities selected the code in 1957.

Kauai-born Hogg started out as a mechanic helper and retired flying jets with more than 100 passengers. The 84-year-old died in 1992.

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