From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Liebson) Organization: ISFSI Date: 17 May 95 01:06:30 References: 1 2 3
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Steve Lacker <email@example.com> wrote: >Speaking of the beautiful Connies, is there any truth to a rumor I >heard some time ago that one of President Eisenhower's 'Columbine' >Constellations was going to be restored? (or was it that another airframe >going to be made into a 'Columbine' replica) Does anyone know how many >(if any) Connies are still flying out there? I know a few of their >contemporaries (DC-6 and DC-7's) are still hauling freight in the Bahamas >and third world. What about flyable Super Constellations? I shudder >to think of the cost of keeping the Turbo-Compound Wrights running today, >so I suppose a DC-7C would be about as rare as a Super Connie. She was restored a few years ago, and lives in Santa Fe; last time I was at the airport (quite a few months ago now), the "for sale" sign was still on her, which was truly a weird sight! Columbine belongs to a local and, I believe, a few non-local friends of his. Several Connies still flying freight in the Carribean.