Hawthorne Nevada Airlines - The company started operations in August 1963 on an air-taxi certificate under the name Mineral County Airlines. DC-3's were operated with a CAB exemption between Long Beach, CA and Hawthorne, NV, and also from Burbank, CA to Hawthorne. In June 1968 an 049 was purchased, and used on the Long Beach and Burbank to Hawthorne service to fly customers from Los Angeles area to the Nevada casinos. The operating name of Hawthorne Nevada was used which was changed to Nevada Airlines in April 1969. Additional flights to Lake Tahoe, San Jose and Oakland were added until the Connie was withdrawn by September 1969 and plans to purchase a second 049 and an Electra dropped, when the company ceased operations.
N9412H on final approach to Lake Tahoe in June 1969, Zoggavia Collection.
c/n 2072 N9412H