From: Ray Carini <email@example.com> Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc. Date: 06 Feb 96 14:15:49
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Reprinted, with permission, from The Boeing News, January 26, 1996. Clipper Flying Cloud No. 903 Used in Carib service on Brownsville/Mexico City and Los Angeles/ Mexico City runs. Operated for Air Force in South America by Pan Am 1942 to 1946. Used for daily round trip New York/Bermuda, 1946. Registered ZS-BWV for South Africa but not delivered. Sold to Continental Charters in 1948, and to Bill Conrad, Airline Training Inc., Miami, in 1950. Re-registered NC19903. Sold to Corps d'Aviation del 'Armee d'Haiti 1954 and numbered 2003. Modified with Wright R-1820-47 engines. Operated by COHATA (Compagnie Haitienne de Transports Ariens) to 1957. Named President's Model and used by President of Haiti. Sold in 1957 to Leo Wassenberg, registered N9307R. Operated at Van Nuys and Burbank, Calif., and overhauled at Long Beach in 1960. Reported operated by Resort Airlines. Modified to 45 passenger configuration. Sold to Sonny Nold 1963. Re-registerd N19903. Used at Houston, Texas. Sold to Arkansas Air Freight in 1965. Offered for sale in 1967 at Shreveport, La., for $70,000. Total time in 1967, 20,520 hours, 50 minutes. Sold at U.S. Marshal's sale, Shreveport, La., on 28 May 1969 to Aviation Specialties Co., Falcon Field, Mesa, Ariz. Planned use as sprayer but business did not develop. Used little 1969 through 1971. Traded to Smithsonian Institution in 1972 for a Lockheed Constellation.