Bohlke International Airways was established in 1959 by Bill Bohlke Sr. Bill Sr. left Spring Valley, New York, with the dream of starting an airline in the Caribbean and landed on the beautiful island of St. Croix. Over the years Bill Sr. was involved in the commuter airline business, air cargo, flight school and maintenance services. His son, Bill Bohlke Jr. soon followed in his father's footsteps and came to the island when he was sixteen to help his father in his aviation endeavors and build their family business. When Bill Jr. married Ruth Ann Wolfferts 'Tuddy' in 1966, the couple worked well together, further expanding the family aviation business through many exciting stages 'Virgin Islands Airways' and 'Eastern Caribbean Air' until 1984 when Bohlke International Airways was officially formed. Today Bohlke International Airways is an award winning FBO, charter operator and flight school. Bill and Tuddy's son, William Richard, (Billy) runs the day to day operations, with his parents still playing an active and integral part in the business. Bohlke International Airways is 100% family owned and operated from the ground up. However, the company would not be what it is today if it were not for all the hard working employees, some of whom have been with the company for as long as thirty five years. In this sense Bohlke International Airways embraces the word 'family' in its true Caribbean meaning - a warm and friendly community of people who are united in their desire to support each other, to serve and to excel.