I received this message from a friend and thought it might be of interest to others on A.net. It concerns saving a Convair 880 for future generations to enjoy.
I thought some of you might want an update on ship #13 that's in danger of being scrapped.
As far as we know its the only complete CV-880 left!
2 private collectors are teaming up to attempt to relocate ship 13 to northern NJ, to be on display as a museum piece.
As of now we are attempting to make this happen. However we need some volunteers in assistance to dismantle and reassemble the wings, engines and tail. We have professionals that know how to do this but we could use some helping hands.
Donations are welcome of course as we could really use them.
We have transportation issues in which we are working with several riggers.
Anyone with the equipment to move this plane is more then welcome to contact the collectors.
Media coverage is assured for the rigger in exchange for reduced fee services, thanks to a relationship with a NY news reporter.
Were not offering any 100% guarantees that we can save this plane. However we are going to give this our very best shot!
Any serious inquiries offering help are welcome.