BLUEGRASS AIRLINES

September 2006

American Airlines 1935 Flights by Bill Von Sennet

In 1935 American Airlines operated a variety of aircraft. The Curtis Condor in the coach configurations was flown on the Boston-New York, Cleveland-Nashville, Chicago-St Louis (one flight) and the Washington-Cincinnati-Chicago routes.

The Curtis Condor in the sleeper configuration was flown on the Cleveland-Nashville-Ft Worth and the Dallas-Los Angeles over night routes.

The Douglas DC-2 flew on the New York-Nashville-Ft Worth and Dallas-Los Angeles daylight routes and flights from New York-Chicago.

The Vultee V-1 operated Montreal-Albany, Chicago-Cincinnati and Chicago-Dallas-Houston flights.

The Stinson U (high wing) Tri-Motor flew New York-Buffalo, New York-Albany and Boston-Cleveland flights.

The Stinson A (low wing) Tri-Motor flew the Detroit-Chicago flight.

Check out the Gordon Reublin Collection for some photos of these aircraft.

Here are the original schedules The Official Aviation Guide October 1935

For Flight Simulator 2004 we have an excellent model of the Curtis Condor by Jens Kristensen.

Download is available at www.avsim.com filename is at32_10.zip

 

Also available is a Vultee V-1 by Jens Kristensen

Download is available at www.avsim.com filename is vultee_1.zip

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After test flying both aircraft, I made one change to the panels.

In the Vultee panel.cfg [Vcockpit01] section, I changed the location and size of the radio compass.

gauge12=Vultee_V1A!radio_compass, 325,308,120,120

I then copied Vultee_V1A.zip to the Condor panel folder.

In the Condor panel.cfg I substituted the Vultee radio compass for the DC-3 radio compass in the [Window07] section.

gauge00=Vultee_V1A!radio_compass, 0,0,150,150

The Vultee radio compass is an ADF that will track any NDB or VOR signal.

 

Here are some representative flights from the American Route System

 

Vultee Flight Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

Chicago

IL

KMDW

3:30 CT

134

4

Kedzie

 

 

MX

248.0

 

147

75

White Co.

IN

 

MCX

377.0

 

147

57

Indianapolis

IN

KUMP

UMP

338.0

4:33

-

0

Indianapolis

IN

KUMP

UMP

338.0

4:38 CT

116

64

Oxford

OH

 

OXD

282.0

 

134

26

Madeira

OH

 

MDE

379.0

 

205

7

Cincinnati

OH

KLUK

 

 

6:22 ET

Condor Flight Boston-New York

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

Boston

MA

KBOS

BOS

112.7

10:15

247

120

Bridgeport

CT

 

BDR

108.8

 

256

50

Duzel

NJ

 

LS

241.0

 

219

6

New York (Newark)

NJ

KEWR

LS

 

11:50

DC-2 Flight New York-Fort Worth

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

New York (Newark)

NJ

KEWR

12:05

238

54

Philadelphia

PA

KPNE

PNE

112.0

 

-

0

Philadelphia

PA

KPNE

PNE

112.0

12:49

240

37

Dupont

 

 

DQO

114.0

 

244

83

Washington

DC

KDCA

DCA

111.0

1:48

-

0

Washington

DC

KDCA

DCA

111.0

2:pm ET

260

41

Casanova

VA

 

CSN

116.3

 

258

162

Beckley

WV

 

BKW

117.7

 

252

284

Nashville

TN

 

BNA

114.1

 

284

10

Nashville

TN

KJWN

 

 

4:54 CT

-

0

Nashville

TN

KJWN

 

 

5:09

234

34

Graham

TN

 

GHM

111.6

 

252

47

Jacks Creek

TN

 

JKS

109.4

 

252

95

West Memphis

AR

KAWM

AWM

362.0

6:37

-

0

West Memphis

AR

KAWM

AWM

362.0

6:42

251

100

Little Rock

AR

 

LIT

113.9

 

310

4

Little Rock

AR

KLIT

 

 

7:41

-

0

Little Rock

AR

KLIT

 

 

7:51

130

4

Little Rock

AR

 

LIT

113.9

 

240

259

Cowboy

TX

 

CVE

116.2

 

132

3

Dallas

TX

KDAL

 

 

9:53

-

0

Dallas

TX

KDAL

 

 

 

269

26

Muffin

TX

 

FT

365.0

 

165

4

Ft Worth

TX

KFTW

 

 

10:16

Condor Flight Cleveland-Nashville

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

Cleveland

OH

KCGF

GF

521.0

1:25

216

99

Appleton

OH

 

APE

116.7

 

241

16

Columbus

OH

KCMH

CM

391.0

 

-

0

Columbus

OH

KCMH

CM

391.0

2:26

235

55

Midwest

OH

 

MXQ

112.9

 

248

29

Madeira

OH

 

MDE

379.0

 

205

7

Cincinnati

OH

KLUK

 

 

3:19

-

0

Cincinnati

OH

KLUK

 

 

3:31 ET

251

15

Cincinnati

OH

 

CVG

117.3

 

226

65

Louisville

KY

KLOU

BQM

112.2

3:20 CT

-

0

Louisville

KY

KLOU

BQM

112.2

3:25

202

135

Nashville

TN

 

BNA

114.1

 

284

10

Nashville

TN

KJWN

 

 

4:43

Vultee Flight Chicago-Fort Worth

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

Chicago

IL

KMDW

MX

248.0

8:30

241

30

Joliet

IL

 

JOT

112.3

 

208

192

St Louis

MO

KSTL

CSX

116.45

10:02

-

0

St Louis

MO

KSTL

CSX

116.45

10:10

235

301

Tulsa

OK

 

TUL

114.4

 

264

4

Tulsa

OK

KTUL

12:30

-

0

Tulsa

OK

KTUL

12:38

233

98

Oklahoma City

 

 

IRW

114.1

 

356

3

Oklahoma City

OK

KOKC

1:23

-

0

Oklahoma City

OK

KOKC

1:26

176

3

Oklahoma City

 

 

IRW

114.1

 

160

152

Cowboy

TX

 

CVE

116.2

 

132

3

Dallas

TX

KDAL

 

 

2:35

-

0

Dallas

TX

KDAL

 

 

 

269

26

Muffin

TX

 

FT

365.0

 

165

4

Ft Worth

TX

KFTW

2:58

Condor Flight Dallas-Los Angeles

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

Dallas

TX

KDAL

CVE

116.2

10:22

269

26

Muffin

TX

 

FT

365.0

 

165

4

Ft Worth

TX

KFTW

 

-

0

Ft Worth

TX

KPNE

CSX

116.45

10:52

252

33

Milsap

TX

 

MQP

117.7

 

246

89

Tomhi

TX

 

AB

353.0

 

352

7

Abilene

TX

KABI

 

 

12:02

-

0

Abilene

TX

KABI

 

 

 

287

11

Abilene

TX

 

ABI

113.7

 

258

82

Big Spring

TX

 

BGS

114.3

 

182

10

Big Spring

TX

T49

 

 

1:04 CT

-

0

Big Spring

TX

T49

 

 

 

248

90

Wink

TX

 

INK

112.1

 

259

155

El Paso

TX

 

ELP

115.2

 

143

6

El Paso

TX

T27

 

2:25 MT

-

0

El Paso

TX

T27

 

323

6

El Paso

TX

 

ELP

115.2

 

253

170

Douglas

AZ

KDUG

DUG

108.8

4:10

-

0

Douglas

AZ

KDUG

DUG

108.8

 

285

90

Tucson

AZ

KRYN

RYN

338.0

5:06

-

0

Tucson

AZ

KRYN

RYN

338.0

 

328

74

Phoenix

AZ

KIWA

IWA

113.3

6:03 MT

-

0

Phoenix

AZ

KPHX

IWA

113.3

 

264

157

Blythe

 

 

BLH

117.4

 

268

85

Palm Springs

 

 

PSP

115.5

 

267

69

Pomona

 

 

POM

110.4

 

271

29

Los Angeles

CA

KBUR

UR

253.0

7:53 PT

DC-2 Flight New York-Chicago

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

New York (Newark)

NJ

KEWR

 

 

8:00

320

76

Lake Henry

PA

 

LHY

110.8

 

310

78

Elmira

NY

 

ULW

109.65

 

315

88

Buffalo

NY

BUF

116.40

 

289

4

Buffalo

NY

KBUF

 

 

10:00

-

0

Buffalo

NY

KBUF

 

 

10:10

264

186

Windsor

ON

YQG

113.8

 

326

12

Detroit

MI

KDET

 

 

11:43

-

0

Detroit

MI

KDET

 

 

11:51 ET

259

152

Gipper

MI

 

GIJ

115.4

 

270

61

Kedzie

IL

MX

248.0

 

315

4

Chicago

IL

KMDW

 

 

12:33 CT

Condor Flight Washington DC-Cincinnati

Heading

Distance

City Name

State

ICAO

NAV

Freq.

Schedule

-

0

Washington

DC

KDCA

DCA

111.0

1:30

279

55

Lindon

VA

 

LDN

114.3

 

279

77

Elkins

WV

KEKN

RQY

284.0

 

-

0

Elkins

WV

KEKN

RQY

284.0

3:00

258

39

Braxton

WV

JTM

234.0

 

252

48

Charleston

WV

KCRW

HVQ

117.4

3:56

-

0

Charleston

WV

KCRW

 

 

4:01

263

9

Charleston

WV

HVQ

117.4

 

292

59

York

KY

 

YRK

112.8

 

300

71

Cincinnati

OH

 

LUK

335.0

 

230

5

Cincinnati

OH

KLUK

 

5:23