Flying Tiger Line
Pilots Association

The 1950s Page 3


In the 50's Tigers was the first to introduce coast-to-coast charters for $99 and became the largest North Atlantic Independent Passenger Carrier in 1956.



Flying Tiger first non-stop transcontinental airfreight flights.



The Lockheed H Constellation airlifted 43,000 pounds of freight at 300 miles per hour over a 2500 mile range. In 1955 Tigers placed a $20 million dollar order for ten Super-H Constellations, the cargo version of the 1049-G. In 1957, the Flying Tiger Line took delivery of the ten Super-Connies to supplement its fleet of three DC-6as, eight C-54s and fifteen C-46s.