Aviation Photo #1742975 Convair 990A (30A-5) - Spantax

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Dirty Coronado take-off as usual in those days
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    Wolfgang Mendorf
    Spantax
    Convair 990A (30A-5)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair
    30-10-36
    EC-BQA
    Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen)
    Germany
    1974
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Photo Added: July 17, 2010

Comments (18)

Anonymous
6 years ago
Say "Hi!' to global warming..
Anonymous
6 years ago
Great photo of the fuel from the engines!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Inadmissible nowadays...
Anonymous
6 years ago
I knew it was a Convair as soon as I saw the thumbnail ;)
Thanks for uploading this!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow...dont you miss the good old days?.....I know its wrong but its soooooo right as far as I am concerned...sorry ;-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Hooray for water injection!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Diesel powered, I am telling you, impressive
Anonymous
6 years ago
In these days, smoking on board was still allowed...
Anonymous
6 years ago
I think this was a Sierra Club charter flight.;-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nowadays he would probably be told to abort takeoff :P
Anonymous
6 years ago
Gosh we have come a long way in cleaner air (or at least cleaner looking air). Seeing the thumbnail I immediately thought it was an accident shot. Glad it wasn't. Good picture. Thanks!
Anonymous
6 years ago
I can just imagine the sound of those "dieasel" engines: "clunk! clunk! clunk!" :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
I hope the Greenpeace will not see this photo
Anonymous
6 years ago
Enviromentalists also traveled on these birds too. Frank
Anonymous
6 years ago
Love it.....so was it a minimum of 30mins between take-off's in those days? Half hour wait to make the runway visible again! haha
Anonymous
6 years ago
The remark about Diesel is right (unintentionally though) because Kerosine is nothing different then Diesel, it's the very same stuff with some additives for altitude and temperature at height.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Well... at least they knew that someone was on a runway for sure :) And to this Diesel thing - it's common to say "I went in a puff of smoke" if you have a diesel car b/c of exhaust fumes after pressing the gas pedal :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
But man these Coronado's use unusual type of engine... cant imagine sound of those running after fan turbofan

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