Delta: An Airline and Its Aircraft. The Illustrated History by R. E. G. Davies

By R. E. G. Davies

A colourful historical past of all Delta airplane up in the course of the early Nineteen Nineties.

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Nov. Jan. Jan. Mar. Oct. Sep. Oct. Oct. 44 44 44 44 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 ExExExExExExExExExExEx- C-48; crashed, Hollywood. 24 Apr. 46 C-48; sold Hil-Drown Venture, 5 Apr. 58 C-52; sold to Airesearch Aviation, Jul. 56 C-53; sold to Central Airlines, 31 Mar. A. Clarke. 27 Jul. 56 C-53; sold to Piedmont, 7 Feb. 56 C-53; crashed. Mt. White. • 14 Nov. 46 C-53; crashed, Mt. Laguna. • 4 Oct. 45 C-53; sold to Page Airways. Mar. 55 C-47; sold to Wes Durston, Oct. 48 C-47; sold to Douglas Aircraft Dec. 48 Western Air Express Boeing 2470, pictured in 1935.

Sometimes the progress of commercial aviation is measured by the growth of airliners, from, say, the DC-3 to the Boeing 747; or by the growth of routes flown, from the multiple-stop transcontinental route to the abilityto fly from New York to Tokyo nonstop as a matter of routine. No less an indication of aviation's conquest of the elements is to consider that Northeast's pioneering flights to the Arctic regions, then hailed as battles for survival, are now flown as a matter of routine scheduling by the regional airlines of Canada and Greenland.

The company then became the second, and only operator, other than United, of the Boeing 221A Monomail. Sale of Assets Lucrative air mail contracts at this time were essential for financial viability; and airlines such as Wyoming had only a small population base. In October 1936 United Air Lines applied to the Post Office for diversion of its transcontinental route from Cheyenne to Denver, but this was successfully opposed by Wyoming, Varney, and TWA. However, Leferink had to sell the Denver - Pueblo segment to Varney Air Transport (later Continental), for $35,000; and the DenverCheyenne segment to United, for $209,000.

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