Monday, February 17, 2020

For all the pilots out there....

A genormus H/T to terry for sharing!!!

L-1049 Super Constellation
a large aircraft on an airport apron
Nordair L-1049H
Role Airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Lockheed Corporation
First flight 14 July 1951
Introduction 15 December 1951
Status Retired from commercial service. Preserved examples exist as private aircraft.
Primary users Eastern Air Lines
Trans World Airlines
Produced 1951-1958
Number built 259 (Commercial)
320 (Military)
Developed from Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Variants Lockheed C-121 Constellation
Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star
Developed into L-1249 (R7V-2/YC-121F) Super Constellation
L-1649 Starliner

More info here:

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  1. The world used to be a smaller, but grander place CM...

    1. It's like a piece of art. The same as steam engines. B/T/W - Have never been a a big airplane or a jet, Glenn. (Was in a friend's piper many, many years ago and only once). He loved flying.

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  3. I remember seeing these many times in Miami. I also like this video with Arthur Godfrey. Listening to him on the radio many times. His radio was often from the hotel on Miami Beach, Kenilworth. He was a ham operator K4LIB.
    Eastern Air Lines still had a L-1049 in the early 1970's. It was used to move jet engines when needed in a hurry.