Saturday, November 6, 2010

A mass migration...





Good morning everyone! I'm VERY pleased to add a few, rare photos this morning, provided to us by Terry Love. They show the ferry flights of the Convair 580's right after their retirement from Northwest Airlines. I'd never known these photos existed so this is a rare treat to see, let alone remember back to 1988 when this occurred. Hahaha, I was 18 at the time!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Peder and Terry. Anybody know the reason for the white stripe down the tail? Also is that nose damage on the right side of N3423?

blugoose

Anonymous said...

I'm also curious to know if there is video of this out there? Not that I am a huge fan of NWA, but I am of the Convair and anything NWA and their Convair's is rare so this is a real treat!!!

I would have loved to have gone for one final ride on their Convair's. Anybody know the current status of where these Convairs ended up? I think there are a bunch rotting down in Venezuela if they have not already been broken up. I think some may still be flying as freighters?

blugoose

Anonymous said...

Many are still going in Canada. Several flying in the South Pacific and in South Africa. 515 showed up in Colombia last year Your correct many in storage in Venezuela. Have not seen or heard of anything getting cut up.

Sharon Lee said...

Terry Love. What wonderful memories I have working with you. It is so nice to think of you ( & the "Love Cake" ). Maybe I'll make it for Thanksgiving. My love to all of the Love's.

Sharon Lee