ASA International Airlines Lockheed
This L-049 had 'been around
the block' before it was leased by ASA International from Nevada
1962. I caught it at Long Beach in March 1963.
I have enlarged the rego below.
It started life with American
Overseas Airlines as 'Flagship Eire'
and was a common sight at
Heathrow in the late 1940s.
It then spent time with PanAm, Trans World and Eastern
being relegated to the charter
industry. I think it may have been the only L-049 operated
ASA, although they later went on
to fly L-1049s. N90926 wound up as a trainer used by the
Oakland Airport fire department before it was broken up in 1976.