1938 Jerry Sass purchases Ryan SCW #211 from Booth-Henning Inc., Aircraft distributors based in Love Field, Dallas.
“During World War II Oklahoma would play an important role in the training of pilots who would be called upon to fly missions and sorties all over the world. Under the leadership of Clarence Page, another Oklahoma aviation pioneer, a company known as the Oklahoma Air College was formed. The company would land a lucrative Army contract to train pilots in Oklahoma. Partners in the company included Page, John Burke, Ted Colbert Chief Pilot for Continental Oil Company, and Jerry Sass, an enthusiastic investor. The flying field [called originally Cimarron Field] was established at what is now known as Clarence [E.] Page [Municipal] Airport near Yukon [about 15 nautical miles west of Oklahoma City].”
Deciding to organize and run his own airline, Keith Kahle, along with Oklahoma
City pilot Jerry Sass and attorney W.C. Lewis created Trans Southern Airlines, Inc.
Trans Southern Airlines, Inc. applied for a route running from Amarillo, Texas to Atlanta
Georgia. The airline’s proposal was denied by a Civil Aeronautics Board committee.
After this setback Keith continued writing for the Oklahoma City News until it went
bankrupt, then he started writing a Sunday aviation column for the Daily Oklahoman.