CARRIERS: Sold to the Operators

Twelve years ago burly Pilot Jack Frye and chunky Pilot Paul Richter started an airline between Los Angeles and Tucson. Today Frye is president, Richter vice president of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., one of the nation's big four domestic airlines. As pilot of this big business, 35-year-old Jack Frye no longer has time to try for the transcontinental record he once held, but he still spends many an hour in the cockpit. Says he: "It's the best way I know of to clear the cobwebs from the brain."

In 1935 when the airline business suddenly looked good, Partner John...

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