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Convair Completes Epic Trip to Australia

Convair Completes Epic Trip to Australia

A historic aircraft touched down in Australia’s Illawarra at the weekend, following an epic two-week journey from South Africa.

The restored Convair 440, painted in a 1950s colour scheme, is the newest addition to the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) fleet.

HARS vice president, and Convair project co-leader, Maureen Massey was on board the airliner when it hit the tarmac at the Illawarra Regional Airport on Sunday. “The Convair went like a well-oiled machine, it was remarkable,” Ms. Massey said.

For the complete story by Andrew Pearson of the Bega (New South Wales) District News, click here.

Photo by Georgia Matts, Bega District News

Updated: August 22, 2016 — 9:34 PM

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