Aviation Photo #0121830: Convair 990A (30A-8) - Alaska Airlines


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Mel Lawrence
    Alaska Airlines
    Convair 990A (30A-8)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair
    30-10-13
    N987AS
    Seattle / Tacoma - International
    Washington
    USA
    September 1968
  • 495

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#0121830
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November 20, 2000
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Ex Varig PP-VJE
Width
1024px
Height
600px

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Comments (11)

Anonymous
6 years ago
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.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Rare picture of a rare bird. Thanks for sharing.
Big B :-).
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautifully streamlined aerodynamics, like all of the Convair family ... The fastest airliner of its time!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Those were the days ! Fastest jetliner before the Concorde, sadly only 37 produced.
Anonymous
5 years ago
A very Nice Designed Plane!
Anonymous
4 years ago
Ou rated this photo: Five Stars
Please explain what makes this photo excellent - the more detail the better!
Anonymous
4 years ago
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)
Anonymous
3 years ago
The fighter amongst the airliners!!
Anonymous
1 year ago
An excellent picture of a bird history seems to have increasingly forgotten.
Anonymous
1 year ago
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."
15 days ago
love it :-)