Paul Laserich, General Manager of Adlair Aviation, died suddenly on November 19th, 2011 in Yellowknife at the young age of 52. Son of Willy Laserich, a Northern aviation legend, Paul was also a colourful fixture of Northern aviation and a long serving member of the NATA Board of Directors. We will miss him greatly.
Peter Arychuk born in Hay River, NT raised Fort Providence, NT, attended High School in Yellowknife, NT. Peter worked for Robinsons trucking were he drove truck and operated heavy equipment.
In 1980 Peter received his commercial Pilots License. Peter and his wife Teri were married in 1982, they moved to Cambridge Bay, NU where Peter was the foreman for Fred H Ross & Associates. Peter was responsible for the re-servicing the Hall Beech, NU and Gjoa Haven, NU runways; he was also responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cambridge Bay Airport.
After returning to Yellowknife in 1985, Peter and his wife along with partners started a small air service, Bathurst Inlet Air which Peter co-owned and operated and flew for until 1988 when Peter his wife, and partners started Air Tindi. Peter held the position of Vice President, VP of Marketing, flight crew and co/owner. The four owned and operated Air Tindi until 2006 when they sold their company to Discovery Air.
Peter remained with the company as President for a few years after the sale, and ensured he remained available to assist where required. Peter flew a variety of aircraft over the past 35 years accumulating the majority of his 11000 hours on the Cessna 185, Turbine Otter, caravan, King Air’s and the Twin Otter. Peter still stays active in the industry, and is involved
in other ventures.
Peter and his wife have been involved in many non-profit organization through out the years, Air Tindi was always there to sponsor organizations that involved children, and Peter and his wife Teri were the subchapter coordinators for the Children’s Wish Foundation which over 10 years contributed a lot to children facing life threatening illness.
Peter current sits on the Tli Cho Air Board, Tli Cho Investment Corp, and remains active in the Aviation Industry.
Peter in April of 2015 was honoured an honorary life Member of the Northern Air Transport Association.
Peter and Teri have two sons, Travis born in 1984, & Ryan in 1987 the both boys are working and living in the north, their businesses involved in serving the aviation and mining & business Industry. They are the proud grandparents of Asher who is now 3 years old.
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