VACE Lockheed Vega (Aircraft Number One)
Aerolineas Nacionales Colombianas was founded on August 15th 1928 in Bogota Colombia as Vias Areas Colombianas en el Exterior, or V.A.C.E., by Luis Peralta; he was a railroad tycoon who wanted to expand into the air market to build a large transport enterprise. The airline began with a Lockheed Vega registered C-NDG, flying from Bogota to Cali and Medellin. The airline bought two more Lockheed Vegas later in December for flights to Quito, Caracas, Bucaramanga, and Panama City. Much has happened in the history of ANC, and there is much more to come as the airline turns 94 this year. And it all began with the aircraft featured.
The aircraft featured, Lockheed Vega registered C-NDG began flying for V.A.C.E. on August 15th, 1928
The aircraft would be retired on June 7th 1949
The aircraft would later be re acquired on March 11 1963 and refurbished and placed in the Bogota National Air Museum where it is today.