News: Added Links For Twin Commander and Facebook Pages

Login  |  Register

Author Topic: Vintage photos  (Read 25268 times)

JMA

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #150 on: March 16, 2019, 01:40:51 pm »
Again- apologies for the link (it should take you directly to the Commander vintage photos, if not they are a little past halfway down the page.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/with/4589955817/

DonV- some pics of the original 980 decal on wingtip available.

Regarding this specific pic, never seen a 'side facing' seat in the back like that!?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4590575920/

JMA

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #151 on: March 16, 2019, 01:50:00 pm »

donv

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #152 on: March 16, 2019, 05:54:53 pm »
And a vintage 2014 980 story:
http://vuelamex.com/blog_80224_Detienen-a-2-pilotos-mexicanos-en-el-Aeropuerto-Goloson--Honduras.html
Can translate using chrome.

95052? Looks like the story was from 2014... I hope the airplane made it's way back to service and isn't just moldering down there somewhere...

donv

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #153 on: March 16, 2019, 09:15:14 pm »
Again- apologies for the link (it should take you directly to the Commander vintage photos, if not they are a little past halfway down the page.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/with/4589955817/

DonV- some pics of the original 980 decal on wingtip available.

Regarding this specific pic, never seen a 'side facing' seat in the back like that!?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4590575920/

Those are great pictures! Too bad they are not higher resolution scans-- I'm sure the original ones were 8x10s.

Regarding the seat, as I recall, in the 1000 the seats had the ability to track out and rotate like that. I think that was true for all of the passenger seats in the back?

schrambow

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 22
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #154 on: March 25, 2019, 10:08:09 pm »
Bruce, is that a sticker or is there a template for that lettering? I also want to do the correct "980" on the wingtips, or at least something similar.

Its a sticker that we re-created.  They looked nice to me - still looking for the pic. If you would like to acquire some, Id call Cameron in parts: 309-697-6300

When I get around to painting my 980 (maybe later this year), I will follow up with you. I'd like to have the stickers-- I think they look good as well.

Sorry, i am a little late to this question, going through my photos and resize this one to show our logo that Byerly created for us.  A great job!

donv

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #155 on: March 25, 2019, 10:16:41 pm »
That looks great! Airplane looks great as well. Is that the factory 980 paint scheme?

JMA

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #156 on: March 26, 2019, 09:23:45 am »
Don't think the paint curled at the tail Donv- ours is original and is almost a straight line.

JMA

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #157 on: April 18, 2019, 04:19:42 pm »

donv

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #158 on: April 19, 2019, 12:27:22 am »
I'm tempted to bid on that! The only thing is, the way it sits, it looks like it's about to crash!

Actually, the last thing I need are more desktop chotchkies...

JMA

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #159 on: April 19, 2019, 10:35:16 am »
Go for it DonV, never enough chotchkies!

Roy

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 56
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #160 on: April 21, 2019, 12:32:07 pm »
Auction ended; Don either owns it or missed it  ;)

donv

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #161 on: April 21, 2019, 03:14:15 pm »
Missed it!

JMA

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 203
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #162 on: May 07, 2019, 06:31:32 pm »
Odd question- but I have always have been curious.
Can someone explain why a westwind looks very familiar to the body style of the commander?  Yet they did have the jet commander, was either related to the rockwell/gulfstream programs?

donv

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1874
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #163 on: May 08, 2019, 12:09:51 am »
Odd question- but I have always have been curious.
Can someone explain why a westwind looks very familiar to the body style of the commander?  Yet they did have the jet commander, was either related to the rockwell/gulfstream programs?

Aero Design and Engineering designed and built the Jet Commander as well as the various piston and Turbo Commander models. Then, they sold the company to Rockwell.

Rockwell was already building the Sabreliner, and antitrust issues required them to sell one of the business jet lines-- either Jet Commander or Sabreliner. They had big military contracts for the Sabreliner and so elected to sell the Jet Commander program to Israeli Aircraft

Interestingly enough, the last Sabreliner was built sometime in the early 1980s, while the last G150 (the final derivative of the Westwind/Jet Commander line) was built in 2017... did Rockwell make the right choice?

Adam Frisch

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1229
    • Adam Frisch FSF
Re: Vintage photos
« Reply #164 on: May 08, 2019, 09:56:36 am »
I'm one of the few who think the Westwind looks gorgeous. I love the midwing design and that pretty nose and how low it sits. Looks like the jet equivalent to a a fat muscle car from the 70's. But the market doesn't. Can't give them away these days. If they'd just been SP, I'd be all over one of those. Great range, too.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.