The National Airline History Museum of Kansas City, Missouri is on a drive to raise $3.2 million for the restoration of its Lockheed Constellation and to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Howard Hughes’ record-setting cross-country flight in the plane that transformed commercial air travel. The museum’s Constellation is one of only a handful of the 856 that were built had[Read More…]
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At Toulouse-Blagnac International Airport in the Pyrénées region of France the daunting restoration of the behemoth that is the Breguet 765 “Deux Ponts” (Double Decker) is entering in its 26th year, having been started in 1987 by Ailes Anciennes Toulouse after they rescued the plane from the Evereux Air Base in northern France where it was scheduled to be used[Read More…]
The Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB in Dover, Delaware, has recently completed its restoration of Lockheed L-1049E Super Constellation N1005C. This Super Constellation was built as a civilian model which never saw any military use. It flew initially with the Cuban national airline, Cubana de Aviación as CU-P573 and later was traded, leased and leased back among various[Read More…]