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In 1968 Charles Willis, then CEO for Alaska Airlines, purchased this Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat. Thinking it would make a good marketing tool, he had it painted in Alaska's  "Golden Nugget " livery, adding the name "Little Nugget" to the vertical tail. He flew it out of Paine Field in Everett, WA for two years. Here it is shown keeping a safe distance from a nasty storm over the nearby North Cascades.


*This original work is available for purchase. Painting size in inches: 24 x 30 acrylic on canvas. Contact Steve Cox by the phone number listed on this website for more information. Please reference "Little Nugget."


Signed prints may be ordered through this website by clicking on the "add to cart" button. Print size in inches: 16 x 20 on 18 x 24 paper.

Little Nugget

  • All orders are handled and fulfilled by the artist including packaging and shipping. A shipping fee of $10.00 is charged for prints mailed in the United States. Prints are sent in protective packaging including acid free paper.

    Lastly, all customers are contacted and notified with an arrival date and an air bill for tracking purposes.

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