Aircraft Photo of N80FA | Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair | Falcon Airways |
Registration / Serial:N80FA
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-4
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-4 (C-54/R5D/Skymaster)
Aircraft Version:Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Manufacturers:Douglas / Aviation Traders
Operator / Titles:Falcon Airways
C/n (msn):10273 (7)
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Photo Date:May 1979
Photo by:Richard VandervordContact
Photo ID: 2023
Photo Comment

Working at Southend Airport in the 'Seventies produced some great opportunities. Just before N80FA departed on its ferry flight to Texas, I was able to fix up an air-to-air session from Cessna 172 G-ATLN. We flew as fast as possible, the Carvair as slow as it could with everything down. I can still hear those P&Ws roaring over the sound of my open window and the general racket in the Cessna. I even sold my car to one of the Falcon directors who duly loaded and flew home to the States with it - truly Car-via-air as Freddie Laker originally intended. This aircraft crashed in Alaska in 1997 as N103; another of the few remaining Carvairs suffered a similar fate up there in May 2007, so now only two survive

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