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Operator: Flying Tiger Line

Flying Tiger Line – was founded on 24 June 1945 by R.W. Prescott and other members of the “Flying Tigers” American Volunteer Group, the airline operated known under the name of National Skyway Freight Corporation. The airline started the operations with 14 Budd Conestogas, later being replaced by C-46s and DC-4s. In January 1953 Flying Tiger intended to lease a 049 from Intercontinental, though the aircraft was destroyed during a training flight prior to delivery. In September 1955, the airline became one of the first to order ten new 1049Hs convertible model with a subsequent order of two more. The first 1049H was delivered on 1 February 1957 and by end of June 1957 ten plus 2 leased aircraft were delivered. The aircraft flew the scheduled main trans Continental services from New York to Burbank, Detroit to San Francisco and Cleveland and Detroit to Burbank. Also diversified charters for MATS were flown across the Pacific. Also routes to Europe, mainly Frankfurt were flown. Additionally the Connies were deployed on passenger charters for BOAC on the route Montego Bay to London and flying British emigrants from London to Canada.

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