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Want To Fly A Convair 580? Go To The Solomon Islands  
User currently offlineSIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4949 times:

Great new! My dream (with a Caravelle and a DC-8!!!).
But so far........
Grumman sounds good too. I don'tknow what a Beech 18 is......

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...starts-with-beechcraft-18-and.html

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Maybe he will ask Chatham Pacific to operate the Cvr-580. They are experienced in south pacific Island operations, they flew for Air Fiji and in Tonga in the last few years as 'Chatham Pacific'
It sounds more like a flying air museum. Pure economically wise if I were him I'd just take 2 Twin Otters for the sea plane ops, but enthousiast wise it's a great idea.
If you like old airplanes, you will like the Beech 18 too, a small piston engined aircraft, search on internet.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineBrusselsSOuth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4861 times:

A.net member Abrelosojos flew an Air Fiji CV-580 in 2007 and wrote a fascinating trip report about it (with lots of nice photos) :

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/123659

Regards
BrusselsSouth


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6408 posts, RR: 38
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4838 times:



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
Maybe he will ask Chatham Pacific to operate the Cvr-580. They are experienced in south pacific Island operations, they flew for Air Fiji and in Tonga in the last few years as 'Chatham Pacific'

I think you're referring to Air Chathams. They also operate their CV580 on runs in New Zealand but they're extremely expensive at $400 one way AKL-NPE (compared to Air NZ at around $70).



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4803 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
think you're referring to Air Chathams

Yes obviously. Their pacific outlet is Chathams pacific, see http://www.chathamspacific.com/Default.aspx



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Hey Sibille. How about this trip in November?

http://www.400scalehangar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=41083

I'm planning to go. It coincides with the 2 day Sydney Aviation Model Show which is held in the terminal at Bankstown Airport which is where the flight will depart from. Let me know if you want to go.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4727 times:



Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 5):
How about this trip in November?

I can't read it, you have to be member, can you in short tell what will happen, or link/name so I can google further? Convair 580 pleasureflight? I might be interested to go there.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4611 times:



Quoting SIBILLE (Thread starter):
I don'tknow what a Beech 18 is...

It is a twin-raidal engine 6-10 place aircraft of 1930s vintage. According to another website, this is the aircraft in question:


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Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 1):
Maybe he will ask Chatham Pacific to operate the Cvr-580

That's a possibility, though I don't know how many spare Convairs they have on their schedule at the moment. Another possibility could be Pionair, or else he may be trying to pick one up for himself.

Definitely an interesting idea - I hope it works out!

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4407 times:



Quoting BrusselsSOuth (Reply 2):
Maybe he will ask Chatham Pacific to operate the Cvr-580.

I was onboard an Air Chathams Convair 580 last November. It was the best flight ever, because the owner of the airline was the first officer of that flight and I was on the jumpseat in the cockpit... The flight was from Auckland to Napier. My e-ticket shows me as an "airplane enthusiast".


me together with the crew infront of the ZK-CIE.


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4402 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 3):
ey also operate their CV580 on runs in New Zealand but they're extremely expensive at $400 one way AKL-NPE (compared to Air NZ at around $70).

What??? I payed only about 80 NZD...


User currently onlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5431 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4381 times:



Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 7):
Quoting SIBILLE (Thread starter):
I don'tknow what a Beech 18 is...

It is a twin-raidal engine 6-10 place aircraft of 1930s vintage.

And it is a great jump plane too!

Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6408 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4286 times:



Quoting Viasa (Reply 9):

Really?? Wow because if you go online you can see them for $400. Did you book in person or online? I'm keen to try the CV out later this year on the same route you did..



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineChrisjw From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4222 times:



Quoting Viasa (Reply 9):

Propellers are the size of the plane  Wow!


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2592 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4095 times:



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 6):
I can't read it, you have to be member, can you in short tell what will happen, or link/name so I can google further? Convair 580 pleasureflight? I might be interested to go there.

FLIGHT DETAILS

Date : 15th November 2009

Time : 12:00PM

From : Bankstown Airport Passenger Terminal

Flight Duration : Approx 60 minutes

Flight course : South over Wollongong, north up the coast to Palm Beach and then south again with a circuit over Sydney Harbour before returning to Bankstown Airport.

Service : Champagne/Juice and a light snack will be served on board.

Cost : $145.00pp (Adults and children)

Email : sydneyaviationmodelshow@live.com for bookings.


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (5 years 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4038 times:



Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 13):
Flight course : South over Wollongong, north up the coast to Palm Beach and then south again with a circuit over Sydney Harbour before returning to Bankstown Airport.

I wonder if that will be operated VFR along Victor 1 and the Sydney Harbour Scenic routes. Would be great fun if it was - nothing better than blasting up past the beaches at 500ft, then going over Manly and the harbour at 1500ft...

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1870 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (5 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3970 times:



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 11):
Really?? Wow because if you go online you can see them for $400. Did you book in person or online? I'm keen to try the CV out later this year on the same route you did..

I booked via e-mail. Because at that time it was only possible to book flights from Auckland to the Chathams Islands, it was impossible to book Auckland-Napier.

You can contact Air Chathams by e-mail: office@airchathams.co.nz

I hope, that you will have the same great


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