Hello: I'm writing a story about Northwest Airlines' Martin 202 fleet and noticed that when it sold off it's 20 surviving 202s in the early 1950s, Pioneer bought 11 of them. I was just verifying spelling of Pioneer Air Lines on the net and found this blog. Love the photo of the 202 with the Pioneer logo and the story about the rattlesnakes. Yikes. I'll take the north country, thank you. Being an alumni of Northwest, I really miss seeing their signature red tail in the sky, which originally appeared on a Martin 202 in 1948. By the way, Southwest is my new favorite airline!
Check out my old stories of flying in the 1950s at www.ladyskywriter.com.
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