Pioneer Air Lines Pilot Wing (3 1/4")
This wing is a mystery wing until we get further information. The issue that I shall call 1st issue is gold toned and the hat badge has a light blue center. This wing is silver toned and the center is a dark blue.
Dallas, TX 1939-1955
Essair Airlines, incorporated in 1939, was the first airline authorized to fly as a local service carrier in the USA. In 1944, the CAB agreed that an experiment in providing short-haul and local scheduled air service should be conducted. The experiment involved the establishment of a new airline category, known as "feeder" or "local service" carriers. In 1945, Essair became the first airline to fly under the new classification, operating with a temporary certificate. It changed its name to Pioneer Airlines in 1946 and merged with Continental Airlines in 1955. Continental merged with United Airlines in 2010.