bruno
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What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:48 pm

Years ago, there were Convair 880's flying around. Does anyone know what happened to them?
What do you think of them?
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TWA717_200
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RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:49 pm

It was a fine aircraft. Oh, and they all stopped flying.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:51 pm

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.
 
Amir
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RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:52 pm

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) ?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:52 pm

They are all parked now.


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Elvis

Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:54 pm

I don't remember if it was a 880 or a 990 that Elvis had...
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:06 pm

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.

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RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

Wed Jan 05, 2000 7:58 pm


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!
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