CH-151  Fokker-Grulich F.II                                 (c/n  1503)


                                     Basler Luftverkehr AG (Balair) was founded in 1925 to provide local services within Switzerland.
                                     CH-151, seen here in a print from a Fokker brochure, was its first aircraft.  The company merged
                                     with Ad Astra Aero in 1931 to form Swissair.  CH-151 was originally built for Danziger Luft Reed-
                                     erei in 1920 as Dz3.  It went on to the German civil register in 1921 as D-175 and eventually passed
                                     to the fledgling Luft Hansa.  Balair acquired it in 1930 by which time it had been rebuilt to F.11b
                                     standard with a 320 h.p. BMW Moldau engine.  In the event Swissair did not operate it and it was
                                     was scrapped in August of 1931.