Airways Consolidated 17-2C Fleetster NC750V
This poor, but rare image is from the
archives of the Museum of
Alaska Transportation and Industry
(via the Lars Opland
collection). Pacific International Airways of Alaska, Inc was
formed in 1931
a pioneer in developing early routes within the Territory (chiefly out
of Anchorage). On
October 1932 it was merged, with Alaskan Airways, to
form Pacific Alaska Airways, Inc, a
subsidiary of Juan Trippe's Pan American Airways. Thus Trippe, in
gained much route development experience with a minimum of time and
effort of his own.
This model Fleetster was a one-off and was
the only one PIA had.