NATIONAL AIRLINES :  Flight 325

 

New York City - Wilmington, Nth. Carolina

 

1958

Lockheed L188 Electra Prop-Jet
Lockheed L188 Electra Prop-Jet

 

Please note that there isn't any evidence that this is the type of plane that Baba flew on. It's purely speculation that he flew either the plane above or a much earlier version - the Douglas DC4

 

 

 

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 Map shows Meher Baba's plane route along the East coast of the USA. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Map shows Meher Baba's plane route along the East coast of the USA. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Baba in America ; Photo courtesy of Mark Trichka & Charley Decker and image enhanced by Anthony Zois.
Baba in America ; Photo courtesy of Mark Trichka & Charley Decker and image enhanced by Anthony Zois.

ROUTE TIMETABLE

17th May 1958

 

Arrived    :   New York City      9:30 am ( from Gander, Canada )

Departed :   New York City     10:50 am  on National Airlines flight 325   

1st stop   :   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2nd stop  :   Washington D.C.

3rd stop   :   Richmond, Virginia   

4th stop   :   New Bern, North Carolina

5th stop   :   Wilmington, North Carolina     Arrived  : 3:30pm  - then motored to Myrtle Beach

                                                                                                          along Highway 17.

Arrived    :    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

 

 1958 : Map shows the Westward route detail of Meher Baba's tour to the East Coast of the U.S. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
1958 : Map shows the Westward route detail of Meher Baba's tour to the East Coast of the U.S. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.

 

The images of Meher Baba are of him arriving at Wilmington Airport, Nth Carolina in 1956.

Old Wilmington NC airport to where Meher Baba flew into on His way to the Meher Spiritual Center in 1956.
Old Wilmington NC airport to where Meher Baba flew into on His way to the Meher Spiritual Center in 1956.
1958 : World map shows the routes Meher Baba took from Bombay to Myrtle Beach, then Australia & back to Bombay, India. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
1958 : World map shows the routes Meher Baba took from Bombay to Myrtle Beach, then Australia & back to Bombay, India. Map graphics by Anthony Zois.
Specification  
 MODEL L-188A "Electra"
 CREW 5
 PASSENGERS 44-98
 ENGINE 4 x Allison 501D-13, 2796kW
 WEIGHTS
    Take-off weight 51256 kg 113001 lb
    Empty weight 26036 kg 57400 lb
 DIMENSIONS
    Wingspan 30.18 m 99 ft 0 in
    Length 31.85 m 105 ft 6 in
    Height 10.01 m 33 ft 10 in
    Wing area 120.77 m2 1299.96 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
    Cruise speed 652 km/h 405 mph
    Ceiling 8655 m 28400 ft
    Range 3541 km 2200 miles