Aviation Photo #1040796 Convair 990A Coronado (30A-6) - Swissair

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A Whitcomb "Shock Body" seen enroute Geneva/London over France.
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    S. M. Reeves
    Convair 990A Coronado (30A-6)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    Convair 990 (Coronado)
    In Flight
    September 2, 1968
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Photo Added: May 05, 2006

Comments (8)

12 years ago
So nice to see an old timer !
12 years ago
Nice picture. I like the suns reflection in the "carrot". Too bad that i never had a chance to ride one of those, and too bad that this particular plane crashed after a bomb explosion.
12 years ago
I remember the Coronado but never had the chance to fly with it.
Beautiful scenery.
11 years ago
This picture expresses the beautiful conjunction of form, materials and the physics of flight.
11 years ago
What a beautiful moment! This picture says a lot about what aviation means to me.
10 years ago
I was 4 years-old when this plane came out (I was born in 1964). I
8 years ago
Very nostalgic !
9 months ago
Dear Mr. Reeves,

My name is Bernardo Malfitano. I work for Boeing on structural fatigue research, testing, and analysis methods development. (For example, I have designed and am currently running fatigue tests on various components from the KC-46, 737MAX, and 777X). I also teach various courses and run engineer training programs, at universities and air museums and also inside Boeing, mostly about structural analysis and airplane maintenance planning but also about more general principles of airplane design.

In my airplane design course, I like to talk about ways to lower wave drag and increase Mcrit, i.e. to allow airplanes to cruise closer to the speed of sound without encountering the "sound barrier". Towards that end, the next time that I teach my airplane design course, I would like to embed this image into my Powerpoint slide about wave drag. I plan on crediting the image as “Convair 990 shock body, photo © S.M.Reeves, reproduced here with permission”, followed by the URL of this page.

I believe that this use of this image falls within the Fair Use standards of American copyright law: Educational purposes, not taking away from the demand for your products, and using only a small thumbnail: The image will only be less than 25% of the size of the slide. However, despite this fact, I thought I would credit your ownership of the image, and give you a heads-up.

If you object to this, or would like me to change how I word the image credit, please let me know.

If you do not object, then no reply is necessary.

Thank you very much for your time and attention.


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