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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7227

RE: Convair 880

Unfortunately none of those links work, which is a shame. I think the FAA one theoretically could be restored to flying condition, but I imagine corrosion would be an issue, not to mention expense. The Convair story is a really sad one, considering so much was lost on them. The reason that people ar...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 & Airline Online Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 6849

RE: Airline 5 & Airline Online Forum

It's linked when you login as an Airline 5 customer rather than an online customer... other than that, I don't know.

The web site is really hard to navigate through if you're not a customer!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jetstar Cannibalize Qantas?
Replies: 28
Views: 3873

RE: Will Jetstar Cannibalize Qantas?

Well, the purpose of Jetstar is to combat competition from Virgin Blue (DJ). They have a market share at present of around 30% domestically, and Qantas have 70%. I believe Qantas will be happy for Jetstar to have whatever market that it happens to capture, as long as Virgin Blue doesn't go above 30-...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Officially The Quietest Cabin In Flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 11710

RE: What's Officially The Quietest Cabin In Flight?

The front of a 727 is extremely quiet...

I flew one once and was astonished at how quiet it was.

Also, the Vickers VC10 is supposed to have one of the quietest cabins ever - it was renowned for this when it was in service.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Invention Would You Like To See On Planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 6704

RE: Which Invention Would You Like To See On Planes?

Individual screen off berths like on the Stratocruiser! Some kind of thing that would let the Flight Attendants cook hot chips in flight! It's the one thing I miss in airline food. Larger windows (bring on the 7E7 I say!) Rather than smoking or non-smoking, how about children or non-children? Let th...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 13, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Flight Attendant Uniform, In Your Opinion?
Replies: 37
Views: 13400

RE: Best Flight Attendant Uniform, In Your Opinion?

Personal favourite has to be, hands down -

The new British Airways uniform! Classic style with a modern twist! Not even in the same league as the previous uniform!

What a damned shame they don't have a Concorde to go with it!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My Airport Online Airline
Replies: 8
Views: 7445

RE: My Airport Online Airline

From the Newsletter on the main page at www.airlinesimulation.com - AIRLINE v5.1 will be released in April and will include many new features: * a complete overhaul of the landing rights system * vastly increased aircraft database including different engine options * changes to staffing including ma...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline 5 & Airline Online Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 6849

RE: Airline 5 & Airline Online Forum

There's one available in the web site for the game...

http://www.airlinesimulation.com/

That's where most people talk about their airlines!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Wave Of CV990 Preservation?
Replies: 8
Views: 2585

RE: A Wave Of CV990 Preservation?

There was a massive thread about the Convair 880 about 2 weeks ago... http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1486239/4/ There are efforts afoot to preserve some 880s at the present time. I am not sure if any already are preserved however, maybe someone else can answer that.....

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 13, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PTV For Qantas A332/A333
Replies: 12
Views: 3524

RE: PTV For Qantas A332/A333

They would have the right engines (you'd hardly order an aircraft with the wrong engines), but the interiors need to be re-configured to International standards.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games?
Replies: 44
Views: 8995

RE: Airline Games?

I have Airline 5, and it comes with "one upgrade credit". Therefore, you can upgrade to Airline 5.1 when it comes out, or you can hold on to your credit and use it when Airline 6 comes out. It's your choice - it's one or the other. Airline 5.1 will be the last one to be available on the Windows 98 p...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dream Fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 4653

RE: Dream Fleet

7 Concordes flying trans pacific <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT=...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alternative Names For Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 4614

RE: Alternative Names For Airlines

CAAC - Crash All Around China

That's the only one I know that I haven't seen on here yet...

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You Wish Were Still Around
Replies: 86
Views: 6240

RE: Airlines You Wish Were Still Around

Easy to list them... Air Florida - cool colourscheme BOAC - as above, thought it looked classy except on a 747  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Pan Am - enough said TWA - it was harsh when this went, their last livery was ace! Canadian Pacific British Caledonian East-Wes...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth Year
Replies: 62
Views: 5766

RE: Most Significant Aviation Event In Your Birth

1976... 1. Concorde begins commercial services, 21 January. 2. First non-stop flight, Tokyo to New York (Japan Airlines) 3. Distance record for civil aircraft set when a 747SP lands in Cape Town, 10,290 miles (South African Airways) 4. Salyut space station enters orbit 5. First pictures from the sur...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stratocruiser
Replies: 17
Views: 2905

RE: Stratocruiser

I didn't know that it stalled if the nose was brought up too high... very interesting!

The main thing I know is that the engines were pretty crappy, and there were quite a number of hull losses as a result.

Oh, apart from the fact that they were luxurious!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Would Not Feel Confident Flying In A L1011?
Replies: 68
Views: 6978

RE: Who Would Not Feel Confident Flying In A L1011

Why would you be scared / nervous, ANA777Master?

I'm curious.

I doubt I'd be nervous about flying on any aircraft, to be quite honest...

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stratocruiser
Replies: 17
Views: 2905

RE: Stratocruiser

There's an awesome web site about the Stratocruiser - http://www.ovi.ch/b377/ It shows heaps of old brochures and pictures and things like that. As it's a lot of pictures, it may be a bit slow, but it's fun to check out! Cheers, Trent  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Treasured Airline/aviaton Book(s)
Replies: 65
Views: 18402

RE: Your Treasured Airline/aviaton Book(s)

Hello people, My favourite books are below. <li>By Pilots...</li> Comets & Concordes (and those I flew before) by <i>Peter Duffey</i> For Pilots Eyes Only by <i>Ned Wilson</i> <li>By Cabin Crew...</li> Fasten Your Seat Belts: History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin by <i>Valerie Lester</i> The Compa...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games?
Replies: 44
Views: 8995

RE: Airline Games?

My apologies InnocuousFox! I see that it's likely to ship with overseas maps - cool cool. Zak, I prefer the real Airline game to Airline Online. More functionality... What they'd be better off doing is programming the main game to support linkage via a server on the Internet. That would be great! Qu...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games?
Replies: 44
Views: 8995

RE: Airline Games?

Hello Aloha717200!! Aircraft Interiors - Airline 5 does that, check! Catering Companies - Airline 6 (due this month or May I hear) will do that apparently, but it will not let you choose a different company per sector. One company for entire airline. Competitors - Can't answer it for Airline, becaus...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games?
Replies: 44
Views: 8995

RE: Airline Games?

Sounds like a lot of fun! The big thing for me is for it to have the ability to be worldwide. Is it going to encompass the world, or will it be USA specific? I've been getting the vibe that the new game is US specific, and if that's the case it'll make me unhappy. Regarding Airline 5... The drawback...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games?
Replies: 44
Views: 8995

RE: Airline Games?

Yeah, Airline 5 is really good...

Buy it online - http://www.airlinesimulation.com/

It's quite good, I've had it since January. Once you order online, you'll have it in a week or two, max. Took 4 days for mine!

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12476

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

Well, I got to have a look at Airline Online, when someone sent me their User <acronym title="Normandie Aviation (France)">ID</acronym> and password to see if I could help them out from losing so much money. Interesting presentation actually! It looks really good with all the people playing from on ...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Aviation Books
Replies: 1
Views: 2761

RE: Aviation Books

Comets & Concordes (and those I flew before) by Peter Duffey For Pilots Eyes Only by Ned Wilson Fasten Your Seat Belts: History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin by Valerie Lester The Company We Kept by Jay Koren Pax, Slips & Dunlops - by Qantas Cabin Crew Swift Silent Superb - The Story of the Vicker...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Each Airline's Current Slogan?
Replies: 50
Views: 5331

RE: What Is Each Airline's Current Slogan?

Qantas - The Spirit of Australia

Apparently Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue and Rex don't have slogans.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Launch New Asian Low Cost Carrier
Replies: 38
Views: 7268

RE: Qantas To Launch New Asian Low Cost Carrier

Agreed on Australia not giving <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> any more rights. You must remember that this Asian LCC is majority owned by Singapore business interests. As such, it's has nothing to do with Australia or Australia allowing more rights to <acronym title="Singapore Airl...

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by ClassicLover
Wed Apr 07, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's A New Look For BA F/As
Replies: 48
Views: 7423

RE: It's A New Look For BA F/As

I'm flabbergasted! That uniform is absolutely awesome! They look SO classy!!! My thought was - oh my god, the age of the Stewardess is back!! Top notch - well done!! I envy the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> staff who get to wear it!! Trent <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Charge $55 For Paper Tickets
Replies: 15
Views: 5407

RE: Qantas To Charge $55 For Paper Tickets

So waive the fee for people with a disability card.

Simple.

Another case of a fringe group getting their knickers in a twist over nothing.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Apr 06, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12476

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

You'd hope so, wouldn't you... you do in the "real" game. I too have been nothing but surprised at the motley fleets people are cobbling together for Airline Online. What ever happened to fleet commonality, and a simple fleet means more profit? That's how I always run my airlines... Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7317

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

Oh well you learn something every day! I've never read that before - then again, I've never come across any book that details inflight service. Actually, even in the Qantas cabin crew book, there isn't a lot about what was provided for inflight service. Hmm  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smil...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7317

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

haha!

They gave you cigarettes?

Is that a common thing there?

How unusual!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of The Flying Hospital
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

RE: Status Of The Flying Hospital

Tristar2000, I am not old either, I barely scrape into the age group thing that I am listed under - on the low end <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Maybe it's because I heard of PSA years ago due to my interest in Air Disasters, that could be it! Nothing wrong with n...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ugliest/strangest Transition Interim Schemes
Replies: 16
Views: 2445

RE: Ugliest/strangest Transition Interim Schemes

The BOAC to British Airways schemes on the VC10 were pretty hideous... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/460071/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/460071/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/7/0/...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7317

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

Apparently they needed a lot of maintenance - as such, it was a shorter time between major checks to replace major components like wing spars. That's probably why they were phased out so quickly. However, they had been flying since the mid-1950s, so retirement in the late 60s wasn't too bad. I belie...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of The Flying Hospital
Replies: 13
Views: 4347

RE: Status Of The Flying Hospital

It's a shame to hear that about the Tristar. I remember reading a big article about it in Airways or Airliners (one of the two) a number of years ago. They apparently chose that L1011 because it was built with the lower deck lounge for Pacific Southwest Airlines, and as such they could use that as t...

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by ClassicLover
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7227

RE: Convair 880

Thanks for that! That site is pretty good, it seems to have almost everything you could want on it!

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300 Turns 30: Fond Memories?
Replies: 43
Views: 4191

RE: A300 Turns 30: Fond Memories?

My fondest memory was seeing the prototype being scrapped! Typical Airbus care for their history... Seriously though, I flew an A300B4-203 of Qantas (ex-Australian Airlines/TAA)... and it was a great flight on a great aircraft. I was well pleased to have been able to fly on one. To this day it's my ...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12476

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

Mirrodie, you should have leased aircraft rather than bought aircraft... also, I'm not sure, but did you sell bonds and get investors? Are you flying between two large cities that generate lots of traffic and therefore lots of money? Did you configure your seats? Don't tell me you leased two Concord...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 737 Order
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

RE: QF 737 Order

There's a whole thread about this on here already.

Additionally, http://www.ozflight.com.au/ is a fantastic source to keep up to date with what is happening in Australian aviation.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am's Pacific In 1984
Replies: 11
Views: 6956

RE: Pan Am's Pacific In 1984

Thanks for sharing that! I think it's impossible to forget what Pan American and its staff gave to the world throughout the course of its existance. However, some people seem only interested in what is happening now, and don't seem to have any care for the past. I'm not one of those at all  <im...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7317

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

Okay, here are some quotes about the Viscount from the book, "Viscount Comet & Concorde" by Stewart Wilson. Buy it, it's really good! From page 61 - "Some of the following quotes clearly indicate the extent of the revolution created by the Viscount, both in the operational and passenger acceptance s...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair-Douglas-Lockheed Ancestors Of The A380
Replies: 28
Views: 11256

RE: Convair-Douglas-Lockheed Ancestors Of The A380

Don't forget Vickers!

They proposed a double decker version of their gorgeous VC10, called the Superb.

Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner to scan the drawings!

Cheers,

Trent.

Source: Silent Swift Superb: The Story of the Vickers VC10 by Scott Henderson.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7227

RE: Convair 880

Thanks for the information on the Jon Proctor book, appreciate it! Curt - good to see that a couple of the photos made it. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the quality of the shots, and don't believe they should have been rejected. Don - Nice to see a post from you! Your shot of an Air Fl...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12476

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

ROSWELL41 - don't forget the International Date Line will make your day advance or decrease by 1 depending on which way you're flying across the Pacific!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Flying High And Returning To Its Former Glory
Replies: 27
Views: 5362

RE: MEA Flying High And Returning To Its Former Glory

Well done to the people sticking up for Lebanon! There is a large Lebanese community in Sydney, and over the years I've had many lebanese friends. It's certainly a country I would visit and not have any fears for my safety in. To those making disparaging remarks about the people who talk about <acro...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7227

RE: Convair 880

Does the Jon Proctor book have a production list in it?

I can see some on the Internet, but no information about who inherited the new airframes...

Any information would be appreciated.

On another note... what happened to all the Convair archives? Did they go to some library?

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7317

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

Yeah I believe United inherited the Viscounts from Capital when they went broke... From memory they received about 40-odd from Capital...

They did return some to Vickers, then liked them so much that they bought some of them back again!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7317

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

The Viscount was a superb machine, and I believe 444 examples were sold throughout the world. A phenomenon common to Viscounts was the so called "Viscount jump" whereby passenger numbers would increase by a huge amount on any route a Viscount was put onto. This was due to the passenger appeal of the...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7227

RE: Convair 880

Definitely an interesting picture, that one with all the engines!! I've been checking out www.convair880.com and it seems that nothing has been added to the restoration page since 2001. The main page has a copyright 2004 on it, but it doesn't seem like a lot is happening. It's plainly obvious that t...

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