Airlines Stinson A
NC14141 was the
first of 15 Stinson Model As ordered by the airline in late 1934.
to changes required by
American, they were not "first in service"
with this new tri-motored machine.
Both Delta and Central Airlines (a
forerunner of Capital
Airlines) beat them to it. The aircraft was an
short route stage performer and was as fast as its
competitors of the day - the Boeing 247
and the Douglas