Airways Convair 440 N4812C
In 1970 Aspen acquired four former Delta Air Lines
Convair 340s which had been upgraded to
standard. As such, they were not true
"Metropolitans". These were augmented in 1975
with a fifth such
machine. This one has retained the dark blue engine
naceeles favored by Delta.
By the late 1970s
the airline had gained access to both Lake Tahoe Airport, in
California, and also
to Reno, Nevada, the
latter on an unscheduled basis. Seen above in this shot by Frank
Jr at San Diego's
Lindbergh Field in January 1978 is Aspen's first 440, deplaning
a "gambling junket"
charter to Reno.