Imperial Airlines    Beech D18S  N543B                      (c/n  A-408)


                                       Imperial Airlines was founded in October 1964 as Visco Flying Service.  When it began scheduled
                                       services in March 1967 between San Diego and El Centro, California, it did so as Imperial Commuter
                                       Airlines.   Several Beech D18s were used, one of which is seen above in this shot by Bob Garrard
                                       taken at Imperial County Airport at El Centro in July 1970.   Although touted by Beech as a viable
                                       feeder-liner the Model 18 was uneconomical and, in fact, very few lines used them.