AMERICAN AIR TAXI (AAT)
AAT, based in Key West, served the Florida Keys in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a fleet that included the de Havilland Heron, the de Havilland Dove, and the Douglas DC-3. AAT became Air Sunshine in 1974.
American Air Taxi de Havilland DH-114 Heron N507FW with Key West Commuter titles. This aircraft went on to fly with Shawnee Airlines and Phoenix Airlines.
AAT Airlines de Havilland DH-104 Dove 6BA (cn 04306) at Key West in March 1973. Other registrations include N4262C and N640H. Photo courtesy of Bob Garrard.
Douglas DC-3 N345A (msn 9397) preparing to depart Miami in early 1974.
AAT timetable effective November 15, 1968 showing service to Miami, Marathon, Key West, Bartow, Cocoa / Titusville, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Scans courtesy of Don Henchel.
Here's the interior of the November 15, 1968 timetable. Thanks again to Don Henchel for this!
An AAT Airlines brochure advertising service from Marco Island to Walt Disney World via Kissimmee airport.
Timetable showing Florida Keys service circa early 70s. Courtesy of Don Henchel.
Oops! AAT DH-114 Heron N510FW tangled up in the fence at Miami International on October 19, 1973. The co-pilot was taxiing the aircraft to the gate when the nose gear collapsed, severing the brake cables. The accident report can be found HERE.
For additional timetable images and information, visit the American Air Taxi page at Timetable Images.
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