Airlines Douglas DC-3A-277D N33656
American Flyers was founded by Reed Pigman in
1949. It was primarily a cargo outfit but also
operated passenger charters. They
were known as "The Charter Specialist" and claimed to be
the first non-sked to serve hot
meals. This ex American Airlines DC-3A was typical of their
equipment. Pigman acquired it from AAL in December
1949. It was eventually written
off a couple of years after belly
landing in Shreveport, La on 29 July 1963. Later, in 1971,
Flyers was acquired by Universal Airlines. By that time they were
flying Boeing 727s
and DC-8s. Bill Larkins'
shot above was taken at Oakland in April 1952.