Throwback Thursday
North Central Convair aircraft (Photo: Jon Proctor [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: North Central Airlines

North Central Airlines was founded in 1939 as the aviation arm of the Four Wheel Drive Auto Company. Based in Clintonville, Wisconsin, the airline started by using a small Waco biplane for company use. In 1944, however, the automotive company decided to start public air service and began operations in 1946. The airline was named Wisconsin Central Airlines and initially operated the Cessna Bobcat to six cities in Wisconsin. The airline proved to be successful, eventually adding the Lockheed Electra…