Trans Texas Airways  Douglas DC-3-178   NC17331     (c/n     1917)


                                    TTA was founded in 1944 in Houston, Texas as Aviation Enterprises.  Upon receiving its air mail
                                    and passenger carrying charter from the CAB in 1947 it changed its name to Trans Texas Airways.
                                    Initial services ran from Houston to Dallas, San Antonio and El Paso.  A modest fleet of DC-3s was
                                    acquired from American Airlines. Both photos are courtesy Trans Texas Airways.   N17331 above
                                    is seen at Houston in 1948, whilst the nostalgic shot below shows the Houston maintenance base.
                                    The aircraft nearest the camera is N18141  (c/n 2137).      That same machine, displaying a later
                                    livery, is seen in the reproduction of a post card following the B&W photo below sent to me by TTA
                                    back in the 1960s    The aircraft is flying over the San Jacinto Monument in the State Park just east
                                    of Houston.