Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Convair 990 N8357C Sydney Airport

It's as close as I could get. The fence is the airport boundary, the rubble is probably just fill from anywhere. This part of the airport (essentially the eastern end, near the 07/25 runway) is just south of what was Ascot Racecourse, a pony racing track up until the 1930s. Behind me is the main airport access road from the east and south and the freight railway to Botany.

The hangars are for Ansett and TAA maintenance. The Convair was a visitor, parked in possibly the worst place for someone to get to, unless you simply walked through the hangars themselves (possible on the right day - it was 1976 after all. I think that's a CSIRO DC3 on the left.

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