Air Charter West
This company does not
really fall into the true 'non-sked', or Supplemental Carrier realm
ended in the 1960s, since it was
not founded until 1973. Bill Larkins took the above shot, and
the color one below, both at Oakland in 1977. The outfit began
charter airfreight operations
as Zoom Zoom Air in Oakland in
1973 and operated three DC-3s, two of which were ex-RCAF.
It was renamed Air Charter West
(more business-like) in 1975 although by 1977 it was out of operation.
above (ZZ for Zoom Zoom) was an ex C-47A-30-DK which went to the RAF as
later to the RCAF as 12947. Civilianized in the 1950s as
CF-BKY it was sold south
border as N74139 before going to Zoom Zoom. . It later became
N982Z for the Remote Area
Medical Volunteer Corps based at
Knoxville, Tennessee. N300ZZ below went to Transwest Air
Express (which I think was probably a re-organized
Air Charter West) and its history is covered there.