PacificF27 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 67 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3044 times:
Any a-netters out there with information about early 1960s era airlines? I would like any info available on a small airline that was based in Oakland called Sierra Pacific Airlines. If I remember correctly they flew Beech 18s. They later ran a flight school where I got my license.
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2928 times:
The Sierra Pacific I know was based at OAK.
Flew Beech 18s.
Started service 11Nov1965 on the Oakland-Lake Tahoe-Reno route.
For a short time they had an interline agreement with Western Airlines.
Service however ended in 1966.
As far as I know, there is no connection with the carrier of the same name that was formed in 1972 at Burbank.
This airline actually began as Trans-Sierra Airlines (XS) in 1971 with a fleet of Piper Navajoes, Cessna 402s, and Convair 340s.
Trans-Sierra flew to Los Angeles, San Jose, Burbank, Bishop, and Mammoth.
After the reorganization in 1972, the new name (Sierra Pacific) brought with it a new code, SZ, and a revised network; San Jose was dropped, Fresno was added.
They were around til 1979 as a scheduled carrier...which can mean many things......