Post Tagged with: "Commercial Aviation"

Museum plans to return Connie to the skies
(Image Credit: National Airline History Museum)

National Airline History Museum to Commemorate Historic Coast to Coast Connie Flight

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…]

Reproduction "Lark of Duluth," nearing completion.
(Image Credit: Duluth Aviation Institute)

Duluth Aviation Institute Recreating a Hundred Year Old Flying Boat From Scratch

The Duluth Aviation Institute of Duluth, Minnesota is in the process of completing a flying replica of the Benoist XIV flying boat named “Lark of Duluth” which debuted in Duluth in the summer of 1913.

Period advertising for TEAL's Solent service of "The Coral Route"

Short Brothers Flying Boats Make a Splash at New Zealand Museum

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT), located in Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand has recently gotten it’s massive Short S.45 Solent 4 ZK-AMO “Aranui” under cover in it’s new 32,000 square foot Aviation Display Hall, where it towers over the rest of the assembled collection. This flying boat was in regular commercial service with Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL)[Read More…]

The current state of the restoration of the Breguet 765
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Breguet “Deux-Ponts” Restoration Enters its 26th Year

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…]

Lockheed Super Constellation on Display at Dover

Super Constellation Completes Restoration in Delaware

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…]