Dick & Lavelle Betz

Dick & Lavelle Betz first arrived in Alaska in 1946, and Dick soon after accepted a position with the Civil Aeronautics Administration, moving the family to Skwentna. For decades, Dick & Lavelle provided hunting and wilderness guide services out of Skwenta, being well known for their expertise and hospitality. Both are long time pilots, with Dick earning his license in 1948 and Lavelle earning hers in 1960. Mr. and Mrs. Betz are indeed two of the pioneers of rural bush pilots who provided a lifetime of transportation to and from remote communities in the State of Alaska.