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Lake Havasu City

Mc Culloch Lake Havasu City - formed by Robert P. McCulloch, president of the McCulloch Oil Co., as a private airline with two Constellations in 1964 to ferry potential buyers to Lake Havasu City, the city he started constructing that year in the Arizona Desert, approx. 240 miles east of Los Angeles. Interested customer were flown free of charge in the Connies from such centres as Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Dallas and Kansas City to view his city on a two day visit. 


c/n 1974 N54214 L-049 here in the first color scheme receiving
attention by a mechanic at Long Beach, CA in 1965, Zoggavia Collection.
This Connie was in service until end of 1965 and later used for spares.


The Connies were used until 1970, but were gradually replaced by L-188 Electra's from April 1968.


c/n 1970 N90831 L-049 in final colors in 1968, Zoggavia Collection.

McCulloch later flew regular charter flights after the take over of Vance International Airlines in late 1971 under the title McCulloch International Airlines Inc. He promoted more than 2,700 flights from 1963 to 1978  carrying 137,000 prospective buyers to Lake Havasu City.  Many of the city's residents initially purchased lots and Lake Havasu was born.

Model
c/n
 Reg.  From To
 049 1974 N54214  64 70
 049 2085
 N90823  64 70
 049 2070 N6000C  65 70
 049 1970  N90831  65 70
 049 2072
N9412H
 66 70


Construction number/registration/type


c/n 2085 N90823 L-049

c/n 2085 N90823 L-049

                    c/n 2085 N90823 L-049


c/n 2070 N6000C L-049

c/n 2070 N6000C L-049

c/n 1970 N90831 L-049


c/n 1970 N90831 L-049














Notes

February 64 - May 70

Bought from Nevada Airmotive on 12 February 1964 until sold to Allied Aircraft sales 15 May 1970


Photographed in old colors at Long Beach, CA in 1965, Zoggavia Collection.

 









Revised colors without titles in 1968, Zoggavia Collection.













In storage prior selling in May 1970, Bob Gerrard 









Bought from Trans World Insurance Brokers 11 March 1965 until sold to Allied Aircraft Sales Inc. in May 1970.



Photo taken at Los Angeles in fall 1966, Zoggavia Collection.











In final colors early 1970, Bob Gerrard.





Dec 65 - May 70

Bought from Las Vegas Hacienda Inc. 1 December 1965 until sold to Allied Aircraft Sales Inc. in May 1970.


Seen here at Long Beach, CA in 1967,
Zoggavia Collection.











Stored in final colors in early 1970, Zoggavia Collection.