Boeing 737-293 N463GB
Air California added Boeing 737s in
1968 to augment their fleet of Lockheed L-188 Electras.
This shot was taken at their HQ base at
Orange County Airport (now John Wayne Airport).
This image was from a 616
shot. I didn't shoot much in color as it was very exp-
those days. N463GB was one of four 737s originally
to have been delivered to
N833PC) but was not taken up. After deregulation (in 1979) Air
routes from Southern California to Reno and Lake Tahoe
initially, then ranging as
far wide as
Chicago and Anchorage Alaska. It was renamed
in 1981 and, like many
airlines at that time (as now) over-extended itself and went into
bankruptcy. It was sold
Corporation in 1987 and
merged into American Airlines.