Re: Status of Maine 1649 Connies?

From:         l.a.ram@ix.netcom.com (Louis A. Ramsay )
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Date:         25 May 96 14:40:17 
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In <airliners.1996.761@ohare.Chicago.COM> inet@intellisys.net (brian
whatcott) writes:
>
>In article <airliners.1996.721@ohare.Chicago.COM>, FLKF50A@prodigy.com
>says...
>>
>>Does anyone know what the status of Maine Coast Airlines Lockheed
>>1649 Connies is?

>Perhaps this is not specific enough for you.
> But there IS an airworthy Connie on the pad at Altus Municipal (OK)
>right now.
> Done up rather nicely in MATS livery with polished hull.
>The reason for the puzzlement is that I heard that there were only two
>examples left flying.

     Two "Connies" that come to mind are the "MATS Connie" out of
Arizona and the "Save-A-Connie" plane out of Kansas City.  The latter
is done up in basically TWA livery.

     The Maine "Connies" are not Connies to start with.  They look
similar, but the are L1649 Starliners.


     Lou.