American Airways PA-5 Mailwing  NC3838                     (c/n   12)


                                     American Airways (ancestor of today's American Airlines) was formed on 25 January 1930 from
                                     a myriad of small airlines controlled by AVCO (the Aviation Corporation).   Not all of the aircraft
                                     owned by these companies was repainted with American Airways insignia, although this PA-5
                                     ex-Colonial Air Transport was.  The Ford 5-AT-C  NC408H in the background was a former
                                     Southern Air Fast Express machine.  Photo via the RJ Wilmoth collection..  .