Travel Air NC8112 emerged from the factory on this date. The ATC (Aircraft Type Certificate) of No. 130. It was given a serial number of 884 and registration number as NC8112. Totally by accident, we’ve found a picture on the internet of our aircraft. We believed it was sitting outside the Travel Air factory in Wichita KS. One thing we noticed was the propeller spinner and the cowling style of the original 6000 series aircraft. When the picture was enlarged we discovered the registration number on the bottom on the left wing was NC8112.
The first owner was Pittsburgh Airways, founded by James Condon and Ted Tandy, of Pittsburgh, PA. The aircraft was based at Betis Field. Pittsburgh Airways only route was from Pittsburgh Betis Field to Philadelphia then onward to New York City. The plane was also available for passenger charter and local site seeing flights.