Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Presidents Day!

For those of you here in the States, I hope you had a pleasant Presidents Day.  For those of you visiting from exotic foreign destinations, Happy Monday (or Tuesday, I suppose!)

As it is Presidents Day, how about a photo of a plane that is actually older than our president?

Okay, I admit that it's a pretty weak connection, but hey - it's rare for us to see this airplane moving during daylight. This Convair flies cargo into LAX, but normally arrives and departs again both under the cover of darkness. I was able to grab this shot a while back when, for some reason or other, their departure was delayed until after sunrise one morning.


  1. I have fond memories of the Convair. Are the engines now jet-assisted?

    1. Yup - This aircraft has been converted to use Allison 501-D turboprops in place of the original Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial piston engines. The conversion also includes a fourteen-foot fuselage stretch and cargo door.