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

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    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
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Photo Added: November 20, 2000

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Anonymous
7 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
6 years ago
Rare picture of a rare bird. Thanks for sharing.
Big B :-).
Anonymous
6 years ago
Beautifully streamlined aerodynamics, like all of the Convair family ... The fastest airliner of its time!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Those were the days ! Fastest jetliner before the Concorde, sadly only 37 produced.
Anonymous
6 years ago
A very Nice Designed Plane!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ou rated this photo: Five Stars
Please explain what makes this photo excellent - the more detail the better!
Anonymous
5 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
4 years ago
The fighter amongst the airliners!!
Anonymous
2 years ago
An excellent picture of a bird history seems to have increasingly forgotten.
Anonymous
2 years 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."
Alaska, USA
10 months ago
love it :-)

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