Western Pacific Airways Boeing 737-317 (23173/1098) N946WP “Spirit of Durango / Purgatory Resort”


(Picture by Michael Carter / Aero Pacific Pictures)

(Kodachrome K64 Slide)

 

Taxies to Rwy 24L at Los Angeles Worldwide
Airport (LAX/KLAX) for a day departure to Colorado Springs
Municipal Airport (COS/KCOS) in January 1997.

 

First Flight: March 10, 1985.

 

Delivered:
April 12, 1985 to CP Air as C-FCPG “Empress of Ontario” then later
Canadian Pacific Air Traces with the carriers title change in January
1986.

 

On
April 30, 1986, the plane discovered its technique to Brazilian service VASP as
PP-SNQ with whom she served till December 1992 when she was returned
to lessor Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA).

 

MarkAir leased the plane on Could 30, 1993 as EI-CHQ whom she served till being WFU and STD on April 4, 1995.

 

July
1, 1995 she was delivered to Western Pacific Airways and was
finally painted within the beautiful “Spirit of Durango / Puratory Resort”
particular livery.

 

Her
closing years of flying noticed her land at Southwest Airways on June 1,
1998 as N661SW. She was retired in July 2012 and later scrapped.



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