Aviation Photo #2002665 Convair 990A (30A-5) - Modern Air

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Modern Air Transport had a base at Berlin Tegel and three of their eight Coronados were at LGW for a W.Germany-England soccer match that wet day. The 1973 oil crisis was a blow for these thirsty jets, not helped by rules to fly at a fuel-inefficient height of 10,000ft in the Allied air corridors over East Germany. Modern hoped to switch to DC-8s and DC-9s but ceased flying in 1975. N5624 went to Nomads as N990E, then Galaxy. Wfu FLL in 12.85, to Christ is the Answer 1990 – obviously not as b/u 4.91
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    Richard Vandervord
    Modern Air
    Convair 990A (30A-5)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    London - Gatwick
    United Kingdom
    May 1972
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Photo Added: October 25, 2011

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5 years ago
What a fantastic picture! The detail and clarity I used to go to the Modern Air MX hanger in MIA and tour the 990's when I was a kid.

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