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Ever Flown On/a Connie?  
User currently offlineTimePilot From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 296 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4205 times:

What was it like? Fantastic? Awful? Loud? Quiet? Tell me! Big grin

Ever since DLing the Lockheed Constellation add-on for FS2004, I've been fascinated by this plane. Unfortunately there are only a hand full left in the world, and only 1 or 2 seem to be airworthy  Sad

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

An Expedition To Fly The Connie, Part I (by Rpaillard Sep 11 2006 in Trip Reports)

User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4193 times:

This grey hair has logged miles on the connie in his younger days.
My last connie ride was a TWA Super G (L-1049G) from IND to PIT in June of 1966....complete with a hot meal.
I have also been in a few 749A's and 1049's. The best connie ride was a 749A
from ORD to MKC in Dec of 65 at 8000 feet on a clear night.
Nice ride with good evening view with moonlight....again, a hot dinner served.
I can still hear the engines growling, feel the vibration as I put me hand to the window and see the ripples in my coffee as the rings spiral outward.
Piston was king.

safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineCharger From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

A small local airport here actually has a Connie that is converted into a Diner. The kitchen is up where the cock pit was and tables and chairs have replaced the seats. The outside still looks all original and is kept in great shape. Just can't figure out how they got that plane in there in the first place.
Oh, buy the way the name of the diner is Connie's Place.


User currently offlineKalsinBay From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4148 times:

I will try this one more time. I have flown on a Connie. I flew from ADQ (NHB) to SEA in July 1970. The flight was great. Arriving in OKC was not.

I must have flown back home on a Connie also. The flight is very long from Kodiak to Seattle. However, those little packages of cigarettes were given with the meals. Flying has changed so much. I miss the "old" days (1960-1979) of flying.


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