Aviation Photo #1774492 Convair 580 - Air Chathams

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'Chathams niner six' holding short, while a SIA B777 is touching down on runway 23. It was a unique experience to see the pilots doing their job by flying this workhorse built in the early 1950's. The pilots had a pretty high workload throughout the whole flight, so no way to compare the good old Convair with modern airliners, where computers support the cockpit crew in many ways.
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    Jan Heistermann
    Air Chathams
    Convair 580
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Convair 340/440/540/580/640/5800 (C-131/R4Y/Metropolitan)
    Auckland - International
    New Zealand
    August 19, 2010
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