DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the Aviation Traders’ ATL-98 ‘Carvair’ operated its maiden flight in 1961.
As the name suggests (Car-Via-Air), this unique aircraft was able to accommodate 22 passengers and five vehicles on short flights.
The ‘car-via-air’ concept was nothing new. The Bristol Type 170 Freighter had been in service since 1946. However, it had limited capacity and desperately needed a replacement.
Sir Freddie Laker
In the 1950s, legendary aviation entrepreneur Sir Freddie Laker spotted read more ⇒
Source:: “Airways Magazine”