Txiki1uk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 9096 times:
The link below is for a Convair 990 Coronado that is described as being capable of being returned to airworthiness. Maybe everyone on A.net should get together and buy it, . Although the auction has ended, it has a "buy it now" price tag of $88,000.....
411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 8521 times:
The auction is legit.
The aircraft was last operated by Ports-of-Call, the Denver based air travel club.
Be advised, past due parking charges are the responsibility of the new owner...and parking at ELP ain't cheap.
The aircraft is in very good condition, last time I looked, about six months ago.
No external corrosion visible...don't know about internal.
To ferry the aircraft would require the equivalent of an 'A' check, plus pitot/static/transponder check, and engine borescope check/runs.
Fuel consumption is 1790 gal/hr.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7875 times:
Only you could answer that way!!!!! It looks like you still have a "trauma" with that topic....... Anyway you'll not see SWISS in "your" alliance but you have TAP, I hope you like it!
Man, how I was surprised with that!!!!!
Regards and maybe in 10 years you'll still remember that! I'm looking forward at that time to see your posts!
regards and have a beer on my account!
AvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2478 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7293 times:
Truly a bargain price for a transport aircraft that COULD crack the sound barrier at full throttle (okay, maybe along with a bit of tailwind)! Hey, it was done with a DC-8, years ago. Being the only fully restorable example of its type left only sweetens the pie. Surely, SOMEONE will scarf it up. John Travolta would probably grab it in a heartbeat for his collection, not that he NEEDS another large airplane. You'd think that General Dynamics, which absorbed Convair years ago, might pick it up for posterity and then, maybe, donate it to a worthy museum. Anyway, I hope this glorious old bird finds SOME kind of a good home; may it NEVER be forlornly sent to the scrapyard!