KELPkid
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Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:50 am

Hi,

I saw what appeared to be a Convair 580 (twice!) on my lunch break at PDX a few minutes ago...looked like they were doing multiple approaches on 28R!

Anyone know whose Convair 580 this is and what they were doing?

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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:31 am

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
Anyone know whose Convair 580 this is and what they were doing?

There are several Convair 580's running around flying cargo. I see them all teh time.
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:36 am

Could it be Air Tahoma or IFL? Those are the first two that come to mind.
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:11 am

Kelowna Flightcraft maybe..
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:18 am

Looks like this one:

http://icarus.red1aviation.com/cgi-b...gi?flightkey=83920578&ident=N580AS

There was also a TSU Contract Air Cargo one last night....so quite popular!

http://icarus.red1aviation.com/cgi-b...gi?flightkey=83882328&ident=TSU371


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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:23 am

This is an aircraft owned by Honeywell International (Avionics company).

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N580AS

It is stationed at KPAE (Everett Boeing airport). They use this aircraft for avionics testing and have multiple noses for the aircraft. It frequents PDX. It Always comes home to PAE for the night.  Smile

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...gsearch=N580AS&distinct_entry=true
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:54 am

Quoting Lowrider (Reply 2):
Could it be Air Tahoma or IFL? Those are the first two that come to mind.

It is likely Air Tahoma. BFI gets a flight a day for DHL out of YVR. Awesome looking bird. I love how the flight crew uses a rope or old rope ladder to get out of the plane!

Love the takeoffs too! Oh man, what a beauty.
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:08 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 6):
It is likely Air Tahoma.

Did you not read the last 2 posts ??

I guess I know the answer  Wink


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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 7):
Did you not read the last 2 posts ??

I guess I know the answer Wink


Jimbo

Read the last two posts? Nah, that would be too easy! LOL!

I can't believe I missed that. No need to flame any further!  Smile
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:56 am

Thanks for the responses, guys...

Looks like it was the Honeywell bird!
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RE: Convair 580 @ PDX Right Now?

Wed Oct 25, 2006 4:27 am

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 6):
It is likely Air Tahoma. BFI gets a flight a day for DHL out of YVR.

The Air Tahoma contract has expired. DHL now uses its own DC-9 ex-YVR.

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