Golden Pacific Airlines Beech 99
N551GP, By Bill Larkins via Ed Coates Collection. Golden Pacific ran commuter services from San Francisco to Merced, Modesto, Visalia, Santa Rosa, Sacramento and Fresno. Bill Larkins' shot above was taken at Concord, a stop on the Sacramento route. The airline was founded on 3 March 1969 and operated mainly Beech 99s and Piper Navajos. The plan was to upgrade to the Convair 440 but by early 1973 the company was in financial difficulties and folded before that ambitious scheme could take place. N551GP was originally built as N7807N for Allegheny Commuter. When Golden Paicifc failed it went to Vercoa Air Service as N7809R and later to Britt Airlines as N319BA.