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Old Sep 26, 15, 12:17 am
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WHBM
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: London, England.
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We're back ... and this time we're saved what seemed to become more of a Trip Report than an OTAQD discussion.

On departure from Palma back to London, got a longer, though still remote, tail-on view of the old Convair 990. Those "speed blisters" that had to be added to the wings in a modification are notably large and prominent. They must have added considerably to the drag. But even more interesting had been inside the main terminal, where in the middle of the upper level walkway there is a splendid display under glass of large, old travel agency window-type aircraft models in every long-departed Spanish airline livery you can think of, all appropriately labelled with details, year of introduction, etc - an Aviaco DC8, a Hispania Caravelle, etc. They are not restored and obviously date from when these types were current. Then, as we walked on down pier A, were further extensive displays from around the world - there's a Western 720B in the old Indian Head livery, a Braniff 727 (green), and many more - aircraft which never got within a continent of Spain. Whoever on the Palma airport staff assembled and labelled this lot would be very welcome here on this thread. Buenos dias Seņor.

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