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Piston Convair

Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:55 am

Today,3 December,2004, while laying over at ATL ,approx 1430, just watched a piston Convair depart 26L, couldn't tell whether it was a CV240 or a 340/440, anybody with a scanner, or flightwatch who can solve the mystery,Cheers!
the rumble of round engines is like music to me,likewise the thunder of thr JT8D
 
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RE: Piston Convair

Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:01 am

CV440 N41527. Team Air Cargo.
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RE: Piston Convair

Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:05 am

thank you much, that airplane is an old friend of mine.
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RE: Piston Convair

Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:08 pm

Air Tahoma (freight) currently flies some out of CLE and CVG.
 
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RE: Piston Convair

Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:23 pm

Cool! I wish I could have seen this bird! I bet spotting a Convair 540 or 640 with turbo props would rival that CV 440. And interestingly, several years ago, approx. 1999 I believe the University of Maryland Terps (men's basketball) flew a chartered Convair 540 or 640 from BWI to TLH and back. I remember asking the First Officer about this bird's passenger cabin. I asked if it was still classic prop or modernized. It was the ladder. And, I remember him telling me the flight from TLH to BWI was a little under 2 hours!


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RE: Piston Convair

Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:33 am

With all due respect,the high whine of the angry Allison will never compare to the full throated bellow of the PW r2800 CB16-17,singing its combustion war cry at 59.5 "'MP and belting out all of its 2400 water injected horses. THAT is music my friend.
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RE: Piston Convair

Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:22 pm

We get one of the 240/340 varients here in MEM almost nightly as a freighter. I've seen him depart and head seemingly due north. Sometimes it's all white and others a remnant of red cheatline. Can't mistake his approach from the east as it's over my house. One departure you can see the blue from the exhausts. Love that sound.
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RE: Piston Convair

Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:05 am

Do you know who the operator is?
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RE: Piston Convair

Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:30 am

I've had Air Tahoma fly a CV340 into STL with car parts a couple times. I enjoyed hearing it and I totally agree with DC3CV3407ac727. We get 580s from IFL here quite often and I love the sound of radials. IFL does have a neat stretched "Super 5800" that has EFIS. Pretty neat seeing an old bird with glass in the cockpit.
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RE: Piston Convair

Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:10 am

DC3CV3407ac727


Sorry, not yet. He does park in the same spot as Kaletta does and may be a third party ops from them or DHL. No names on the ones I've seen.
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RE: Piston Convair

Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:09 am

DC3CV3407ac727

Got that convair registration number for you. Its there right now at 2pm central.

All white with no markings at all - N587X as is being worked by same crew as Kalleta from what I could see but that does not mean much. What was unusual was that CK also had THREE 747s at the next gates at the same time. Two painted and one all white but also in CK regs - N712CK.

Wonder whats going on? I have been told that the night convair I hear is a CV going to Detroit with/for auto parts. Also, that a DC3 sometimes shows for the same trip. I don't know is it's still around but we did have a DC3/C47 freight operation across the river at West Memphis that does ad hoc business. Chickens seem to be a normal cargo out of Arkansas.

Love the growl. JJ
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RE: Piston Convair

Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:16 am

I appreciate the effort, my two CV340s, the ones I earned a living in for 2 years,N3427(ex-Braniff), and N8713B(Ex-USAF C-131), are still freightdogging down Tejas way.The piston Convair is getting to be quite rare,less than 20 earning their keep world wide in 04.
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RE: Piston Convair

Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:42 pm

Two of three searches for the owner said no such regs but one finally showed it as Tahoma corp out of Spanaway WA, near Olympia No details on type at all.

Note my sign Thats my first served acft in 1965 and I don't think any left in US. I've flown in 340s with SAS and Swissair.

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RE: Piston Convair

Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:58 pm

Tahoma, that makes sense,they were running some less than pristine 580s a while back, and back in my freightdog days we parked next to one of their 240s at PIT. it was a sight,leaking oil,and oozing hydraulic fluid, multi-hued puddles on the ramp, i remember their crew asking us if we were hiring.apparently mx was not a strong point for that outfit.
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RE: Piston Convair

Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:49 pm

Does anyone know who flies a white convair with a really narrow green cheatline/stripe on it with an all white tail. I saw it depart out of DAB the other day and I don't think it is one of the former TFA ones that are parked on the south side.
 
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RE: Piston Convair

Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:10 am

if it was a 640 it may be century airlines out of el paso.
the rumble of round engines is like music to me,likewise the thunder of thr JT8D

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