Flying Tiger Line

The Flying Tiger Line was also known as Flying Tigers, a cargo and freight airline. Founded in 1945 by 10 former World War II veterans of the Flying Tigers. The airline was first called National Skyway Freight. Later in 1949, the Civil Aeronautics Board awarded Flying Tiger Line the very first commercial air cargo route in the United States.

Flying Tiger Line, Flying Tigers Airline, Cargo and Freight
Boeing Test Pilot with Flying Tiger Pilots during training on the newly acquired

Flying Tigers joined the jet-age in 1965 with 4 Boeing 707 jets and later were sold upon the arrival of the DC-8. The airline took delivery of its first Boeing 747 in 1974. The company was purchased by Federal Express in 1988 and absorbed through 1989.

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It is said that some former employees were in-part, responsible for the forming of Polar Air Cargo, leaving the circular emblem around the new logo. Take a look at the FTL Historical Website

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