zoggavia

American Flyers Airline

American Flyers Airline - AFA was formed by Reed Pigman as a charter service for   businessmen in cconnection with American Flyers in 1949. Which had become a large pilot training school since its founding at Forth Worth in 1941. Four Models 049 were purchased from Delta in April 1960 to supplement the DC-3s and the Connies were used on domestic passenger and freight chartrs & military contract work. During 1964, four 1049Gs were acquired to supplement the 049s, and a further 1049G in 1965. The Super Connies were used domestically, and also, during the summer of 1965, on Trans-Atlantic charters. Such charter passenger charters were flown to LGW, MAN in UK, to FRA in GER during the summer 1966. In 1967 the company purchased L-188 Electra aircraft and began phasing out the older Connies. The 1049Gs continued in use until November 1968, when the last aircraft was withdraw. AFA was merged with Universal Airlines on 25. April 1971.

Model
c/n
 Reg.  From To
049
 2053 N90923
 60 60
 049  2055  N88855  60 67
 049  2063  N90925  60 67
 049  2067  N88868  60 67
 1049G  4563  N9742Z  64
68
 1049G  4565 N9639Z  64
68
 1049G  4546 N9717Z
 64 68
 1049G  4574  N9719C  64 65
 1049G 4679
 N86682  65 68

Construction number/registration/type












c/n 2053 N90923 L-049

c/n 2055 N88855 L-049

c/n 2067 N88868 L-049


c/n 4563 N9742Z L-1049G








c/n 4565 N9639Z L-1049G




c/n 4546 N9717C L-1049G


c/n 4546 N9717C L-1049G

c/n 4679 N86682 L-1049G


c/n 4679 N86682 L-1049G


c/n 4546 N9717C and c/n 4563 N9742Z






Notes

April 60 - September 67

Bought from Delta and sold to California Airmotive 1967, broken up shortly afterwards.


Pictured here around 1961, Zoggavia Collection.







April 60 - Fall 67

Bought from Delta and sold to California Airmotive 1967, broken up at Lancaster CA 1971.

Pictured at Oakland 1962, Clinton H.Groves Collection.









April 60 - Fall 67

Bought from Delta and sold to California Airmotive 1967, sold to Tex Hou and broken up at June 1974. Pictured 1964










April 64 - September 68

Leased from Standard Airlines via California Airmotive, wfu and broken up at Lancaster, CA in 1971.

Here seen on a visit to Basel 4 June 1966, Zogavia Collection.






July 64 - August 68

Bought from California Airmotive on 31. 7.64 and broken up Lancaster CA during 1971. Preparing for a return flight from Nassau, Bahamas in 1966, Zoggavia Collection.










October 64 - June 68

Bought from West Coast Airmotive on 18.10.64, after the sale to Lansa felt through. In use with AFA until 30.9.68, broken up 1971, Clinton H. Groves Collection.








Here seen with black radar nose in 1967
, Zoggavia Collection.








April 65 - November 68

Bought from California Airmotive and wfu and stored Lancaster November 1968, scrapped in 1971.
Clinton H. Groves Collection.











Another shot of N86682 at the end of its career in 1967, Clinto H. Groves Collection.












Two AFA Super Connies seen here in Mexico City in July 1966.








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