This postcard shows a Brazilian-made Embraer EMB 110 (?K?) “Bandeirante” (“pioneer” in Portuguese) in Tennessee Airways livery. The airline worked out of Knoxville from 1978 to 1987. Here’s the skinny on this regional carrier.
On the back: TENNESSEE AIRWAYS 18 passenger “Bandeirante” Prop-jet…Meeting Tennessee’s air travel needs with old fashioned courtesy and space age technology…FLYING YOUR WAY!
Printed by L&M Printers, Maryville, TN 37801
Update 01/21/20: The airline was owned by Stuart Adcock, Jr. In 2009, he died in a crash of his Grumman American AA-1B near Fingerville NC.