Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 13 Posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2269 times:
I'd never heard of Great American Airways until I saw a photo in the database of a DC-9 in former Midway colors at SAN. What was this airline? I've done a search through the forum and found a piece of info that they were shut down by the FAA for shoddy maintenance practices. Is this true? What kind of business where they? Where did they fly? What aircraft? Did they have a regular livery--I've found a few photos showing lots of Great American planes in the livery of other airlines. I appreciate the help anyone provides. Thanks!
Lsjef From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2250 times:
I don't know about their other activities, but I do know that Great American was flying gambling junkets from various northwest cities like PDX and SLE a few years ago. I think they were flying to Wendover, NV or some other remote Nevada casino area. The flights were very cheap but, I think, required the passenger to gamble at least so much money during their 1- to 2-day stay.