Air Nevada  Douglas DC-3  N33639                       (c/n  4085)


                                          In 1969 Hawthorne Nevada Airlines changed its operating name to Air Nevada.  The above DC-3
                                          was at Long Beach in March of that year.          By then the airline had expanded and were offering
                                          gambling junket flights from a number of California cities to Nevada gaming locations.  It had actually
                                          ordered at least one Lockheed L-188 Electra.  In the event, the company folded at the end of 1969.
                                          N33639  was the former Pan American Airways DC-3-228D NC28305 which was sold to Aero-
                                          naves de Mexico as XA-GAU.  When it returned to the US in the early 1950s it was as N33639
                                          for Zantop Air Transport.  It went to Blatz Airlines in 1959 and was acquired by Hawthorne-Nevada
                                          in 1965.   It then had several subsequent owners (Aero Retardent, Pacific Alaska Airlines) before
                                          being withdrawn from use at Atlanta's Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.  In the early 2000s the fuselage
                                          of its remains were sighted on a flatbed Truck, while owned by Knox Herndon.  The plan was to
                                          preserve at least part of it as a WWII museum