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User currently offlineChris From Canada, joined May 1999, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Are the ex-TWA CV880s that were stored in the Mojave desert for many years still there?

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User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 752 times:

Last year in an issue of Flying Magazine there was a puff story about flying inthe Mojave. There was a picture showing a graveyard of CV880 that was at "Mojave Airport". They were pretty rusted so I couldn't tell who they belonged to, although a couple appeared to have World Airways globes on the tail - thought I'm not certain that World ever had any 880s.

User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 752 times:

There are still some 880s and 990s, not sure of which airlines, but there are several...Most are stripped of their interiors though

User currently offlineL1011 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1674 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 752 times:
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I made a special trip to Mojave several years ago and saw some Convair 880s, but I don't remember whos they were. If you ever get a chance to go to Mojave, it is a sight you'll never forget. You're driving through the desert from Death Valley, and suddenly in the middle of nowhere you come upon what looks like Atlanta Airport from a distance. I saw most of Eastern's DC-9 fleet and many other aircraft, looking like they were awaiting passengers in preparation for a flight. I took a lot of pictures. Unfortunately, I don't yet have a scanner so I can't post them.

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 752 times:

I think those 'world' globes are actually the old TWA logos from the 60's. My understand is that most of those that ended up in Mojave where originally bought and schedualed to be converted into freighters by Aviation Traders- The same guys who came up with the freighter conversions of the L-188. They figured that it would be a good airplane to converted when they ran out of Electras. Unfortunatly they didn't take into account the five accross seating that prevents standard 88*125 igloos to fit into the airplane. Some of the ones up there have been converted some are only partialy converted. The project was dropped years ago.


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User currently offlineGordon From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 752 times:

I was out at Mohave two weeks ago, and I can confirm that there are about 20 TWA CV-880's still fully intact. They are inded in the '60's "Globe" color sceme, with a big red "arrow" cheatline. There are also two intact 990's at Mohave, one from a Peruvian Airline, and the other ex -NASA.

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