Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1932 to 1933
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
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A February 1932 article in Time magazine makes clear the original Air Ferries company in the San Francisco Bay area only operated until the fall of 1931. Walter Varney gave it another try, flying between the 'landing button' at Pier 5 in San Francisco and the Bay Airdrome in Alameda. The 'big' Loening C-2 was replaced by the Sikorsky S-39, a single-engined derivative of the S-38. The fare was reduced to $1, but the air service ceased again in August 1933, several years before the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge which is blamed for its demise. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NC55V
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-39B
C/n (msn):917
Operator Titles:Varney Air Ferries
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1932 to 1933
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1932 to 1933
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:389473Submit Correction
View count: 407
A February 1932 article in Time magazine makes clear the original Air Ferries company in the San Francisco Bay area only operated until the fall of 1931. Walter Varney gave it another try, flying between the 'landing button' at Pier 5 in San Francisco and the Bay Airdrome in Alameda. The 'big' Loening C-2 was replaced by the Sikorsky S-39, a single-engined derivative of the S-38. The fare was reduced to $1, but the air service ceased again in August 1933, several years before the opening of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge which is blamed for its demise. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NC55V
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-39B
C/n (msn):917
Operator Titles:Varney Air Ferries
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:1932 to 1933
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive