Aviation Photo #1405720 Convair 990A (30A-5) - American Airlines

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A 990 climbs out of DTW. Photo taken by my great uncle and scanned from a slide.
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    Jason McDowell
    American Airlines
    Convair 990A (30A-5)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair
    30-10-21
    N5609
    Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County
    Michigan
    USA
    September 1966
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Photo Added: October 03, 2008

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Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a great picture, although I wish it could have been full view of the CV990. It takes one back to the golden age of the airlines.
Anonymous
8 years ago
The astrojet designation was so cool, the sheer imagination and style of early 60's airline culture is so missed. a dream world past.
Anonymous
7 years ago
The Convair 990 always looked a fast jetliner ! Great photo !
Anonymous
6 years ago
Civilian J-79 Turbojets....as used on the F-104 Starfighter....made this baby wicked fast. I wonder if anyone ever barrel-rolled one for grins?

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