Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?  
User currently offlineBruno From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 853 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Years ago, there were Convair 880's flying around. Does anyone know what happened to them?
What do you think of them?


I support the women’s movement up and down!
7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

It was a fine aircraft. Oh, and they all stopped flying.

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

I've never seen one except parked in the dusty weeds of MHV. I don't think there are any left. And, I really don't know much about it. So, I can't say much.

User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

well for airline freaks, the CV880 is just great. They only had one main problem: Fuel Comsumption! well, in the US this was hardly an issue in the 60's
but i quess we would have seen more CV's in Europe if they were more efficient.

Didn't Elvis had one CV880 (Lisa) ?


User currently offlineGundu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1543 times:

They are all parked now.


My Two Euro's Worth,
Gundu


User currently offlineTWA717_200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

I don't remember if it was a 880 or a 990 that Elvis had...

User currently offlineMD80DRVR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

880's were awesome planes,very fast but used lots of fuel.

I think they all died and went to heaven...or was it Mohave?

Elvis did have one and it is still at graceland.

Happy Flying, MD80DRVR


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1536 times:


Hi. The Convair 880 was a piece of art, it was not just another aircraft, it had "soul" and it was a very reliable airplane, the problem was specially "fuel burning" and the arrival of the 727/737 and the DC-9. But during the years itv stayed in the air was a great airplane. It would flight very fast and it had a sleek design. When fuel was not a problem the CV880 was a race car! There are stories that the CV880 could arrive on the final approach at 250 knots and land normally, well that's a lot of nerve!!! Only Delta and TWA operated from the beggining the 880, Delta ordered 17 and TWA with 32. Besides them other airlines ordered, CAT from China bought one, VIASA 3, Alaska 1, Japan Airlines 9 and FAA with 1. Now all of them have stopped flying but still we have a bunch of them they can be preserved to a museum, CV880 deserves it!


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Fly Baboo, What Do You Think Of The Name? posted Sat Nov 11 2006 00:50:21 by Dambuster
What Do You Think Of The A350 Ads? posted Thu Oct 13 2005 02:56:39 by MarshalN
What Do You Think Of The New Jat Colours? posted Tue Jan 13 2004 23:19:29 by Adriaticflight
What Do You Think Of The New First Choice Liverly? posted Wed Nov 19 2003 19:29:36 by Aircraft88
What Do You Think Of The Boeing 764? posted Mon Nov 10 2003 02:56:38 by ACB777
What Do You Think Of The New Piarco posted Tue Aug 19 2003 04:36:51 by Vkstealth
What Do You Think Of The New Tame Livery? posted Tue Jul 22 2003 08:14:53 by Kjet12
What Do You Think Of The A330? posted Thu Nov 29 2001 20:23:46 by EGFF
WHat Do You Think Of The New AA 717 posted Sat Oct 20 2001 20:28:16 by Delta2006
What Do You Think Of The New "Pax Bill Of Rights"? posted Wed Jun 13 2001 02:17:52 by LAX