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Picture of the Convair 990A (30A-8) aircraft

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More: Alaska Airlines
More: Convair 990A (30A-8)
More: Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA)
More: USA - Washington, September 1968
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N987AS (cn 30-10-13) Ex Varig PP-VJE
More: Mel Lawrence
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A visitor from - posted Tue January 13, 2015:
In the words of Charlie Willis, ex-President of Alaska Airlines: "We ran that airplane between Seattle and Alaska twice a day, and everybody thought we had two of them because it kept going in and coming out."

A visitor from United States posted Mon October 6, 2014:
An excellent picture of a bird history seems to have increasingly forgotten.

A visitor from Germany posted Sat February 16, 2013:
The fighter amongst the airliners!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 12, 2012:
I remember my flight on an American Airlines 990 in the summer of 1965, when I went to spend the summer with my Aunt & Uncle in Indiana...

Capt. Dan
Northwest Airlines (Retired)

A visitor from - posted Wed September 7, 2011:
Ou rated this photo: Five Stars
Please explain what makes this photo excellent - the more detail the better!

A visitor from - posted Tue May 3, 2011:
A very Nice Designed Plane!

A visitor from Brazil posted Wed November 3, 2010:
Those were the days ! Fastest jetliner before the Concorde, sadly only 37 produced.

A visitor from - posted Wed November 3, 2010:
Beautifully streamlined aerodynamics, like all of the Convair family ... The fastest airliner of its time!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed November 3, 2010:
Rare picture of a rare bird. Thanks for sharing.
Big B :-).

A visitor from Germany posted Mon April 19, 2010:
That's what I call a high performer, with 4 fighter engines!
It needs some fuel though and might not have been the most economic solution to airtransport, but fun it was.

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