Imperial Airlines     Shorts 360  N701A            (c/n   SH.3613)


                                   By the 1980s Imperial had developed a concentrated and frequent service along the Southern
                                   California corridor.  Their ambitious schedules, at times, allowed for departures every 30 minutes.   
                                   The Bandeirantes were augmented with three new Shorts 360s, the first of which, seen in the
                                   manufacturer's image above, was delivered in June of 1983.  The high aspect ratio wing is evident
                                   in this shot.    By 1986 the full effects of airline deregulation was affecting the carrier and increased
                                  competition along with increased operating costs caused it to cease operations in January of that year.