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  • darren
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2008
    • 178

    Nantes connie

    Came across this old lady on my summer hols…













  • Ant.H
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2000
    • 3065

    #2
    Thanks for the pictures Darren, nice to see.

    There's a dedicated group looking after this aircraft, L'Amicale du Super Constellation. I've been on their mailing list for a couple of years, and I've recently picked up an email advertising an open weekend on Sept 27th-28th, ie. next weekend. I thought I'd mention it in case there's anyone able to go, I can't be there. More details on the website.

    http://superconstellation-nantes.fr/lassociation
    "Talking about airplanes is a very pleasant mental disease." Sergei Sikorsky

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    • Runway06
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2010
      • 642

      #3
      Great pictures thanks for sharing them

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      • Meddle
        Rank Bajin.
        • Sep 2014
        • 1628

        #4
        Excellent photos... but I still don't see why people view the Connie as a beautiful aircraft. To my mind it looks like something you might find on a wet fish counter.

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        • Jesper
          Jets are for kids
          • Jul 2007
          • 42

          #5
          Originally posted by Meddle View Post
          . . . . . . . . To my mind it looks like something you might find on a wet fish counter.
          Yikes!

          Fortunately beauty is depending on the eye on the beholder. And how wonderful that is

          To me the Connie is the most beautiful of all 'tube liners', of any era. It has a certain 'eagle-ish' look.

          A colleague of mine saw - and heard! - a Connie take of (From Duxford ?) and was duly impressed. Apparently a sight and sound never to forget.

          And I am NOT envious . . . . . . . not at all . . . . . . . . . . .
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          • springers
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Nov 2009
            • 82

            #6
            Is my memory deceiving me but do I remember a Connie being used as a restaurant somewhere on the outskirts of Strasbourg ?? It would have been late 60s or early 70s.

            Colin.

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            • Meddle
              Rank Bajin.
              • Sep 2014
              • 1628

              #7
              Originally posted by springers View Post
              Is my memory deceiving me but do I remember a Connie being used as a restaurant somewhere on the outskirts of Strasbourg ?? It would have been late 60s or early 70s.

              Colin.
              I think they tried that for a while outside Faro airport in Portugal, but the thing was scrapped in the end.

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              • springers
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Nov 2009
                • 82

                #8
                This was definitely Strasbourg as I was driving home from Switzerland and I've not been to Faro.

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                • daveg4otu
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2008
                  • 665

                  #9
                  Nothing beats the sight and sound close up of a Super G(or a L1049H) taking of at dusk.
                  http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/

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                  • darren
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • May 2008
                    • 178

                    #10
                    Originally posted by springers View Post
                    This was definitely Strasbourg as I was driving home from Switzerland and I've not been to Faro.
                    The constellation in question was F-BHMJ, which was destroyed by fire in 1978. See the link below:

                    http://aviatechno.net/constellation/...php?mat=F-BHMJ

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                    • Argonaut
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Dec 2011
                      • 313

                      #11
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ID:	3656864Another Super Connie in France is F-BHBG, which I think still exists outside Quimper in Brittany. I have not seen it for about 20 years but think it may still be there as a restaurant called the Windmill if I remember correctly.

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                      • avion ancien
                        Long ago and far away ...
                        • Aug 2007
                        • 5336

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Argonaut View Post
                        Another Super Connie in France is F-BHBG, which I think still exists outside Quimper in Brittany. I have not seen it for about 20 years but think it may still be there as a restaurant called the Windmill if I remember correctly.
                        See http://www.pyperpote.tonsite.biz/pat...fleur&Itemid=5 - and, perhaps, weep?

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                        • Argonaut
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Dec 2011
                          • 313

                          #13
                          Sorry to see it in that state, so many of these machines end up like that.

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                          • ozplane
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2004
                            • 1651

                            #14
                            Daveg4otu, you are absolutely right about the sight of a Super-Connie taking off at dusk. I'm slightly surprised Feather *3 hasn't been along (he pilots the HARS Connie in Oz) to mention that they are a favourite airshow act just by starting up when it has gone dark. It really makes modern jet startups look very dull.

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                            • avion ancien
                              Long ago and far away ...
                              • Aug 2007
                              • 5336

                              #15
                              Originally posted by daveg4otu View Post
                              Nothing beats the sight and sound close up of a Super G(or a L1049H) taking of at dusk.
                              I'm just old enough to remember the sound of the Luxair Starliners that operated into and out of Gatwick in the late sixties.

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