Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association


The 1970s

Flying Tigers continued to fly military troops and cargo into Vietnam during the war years. The picture below shows a full plane of troops heading to Vietnam on a Flying Tiger Flight. Flying Tiger aircraft were chartered to transport troops and supplies from the United States to Asia; Flying Tigers later received a cargo route…
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The 1970s Page 2

August 29th, 1973- The arrival of the company's very first Boeing 747-100 aircraft- N800FT. The "giant" was delivered bearing the Tiger Shark logo. In 1974, the airline took delivery of its first Boeing 747. The Flying Tiger Line then put in orders for brand new Boeing 747-200F freighters designated the Boeing 747-249F, which at the…
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