Transcontinental & Western Air  Consolidated 20-A Fleetster  NC13211      (c/n    4)


                                        This variation of the Consolidated Fleetster was specifically developed for TWA and would have
                                        been the 1930s equivalent of today's commuter type aircraft.  They were operated in Michigan and
                                        throughout Ohio and Indiana on feeder services to connect passengers from smaller cities to the
                                        transcontinental route at Indianapolis.    The parasol wing layout afforded better STOL qualities than
                                        a more conventional wing positioning.  Although this was appreciated by the pilots that flew them it
                                        appears as if some passengers were somewhat apprehensive about sitting in their 6 passenger cabin
                                        suspended by only four struts!  All seven produced were operated by TWA.