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Constellation At ABQ?  
User currently offlineErikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

Driving down old Route 66 in Albuquerque yesterday, I swore I saw a Lockhead Constellation taking off and landing at the airport yesterday. Does anyone know why one would be there, let alone flying around the airport?

Given that Kirtland AFB has strange aircraft all the time, I thought at first it was an Air Force plane. But as it got closer, I noticed the 3 tail fins and the long nose landing gear that made me think it was a Connie. Due to lighting, I couldn't see the color scheme. Anyone with any info?

-Erik

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User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1411 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

It was the MATS Connie , which is owned by Vern Raeburn who lives at ABQ, and is building his new executive jet there

User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1169 times:

I know there is a restored connie in twa livery flying,it attends airshows and such. Maybe he stopped for fuel or abq had a show.Now i did here there were some guys trying to build one out in one of those baoneyards a few years ago...they may have gotten one up...but i only know of the twa in this country still flying...nice plane ...inside is excellant


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26495 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1138 times:

Hey, trivia time. Where can you find two airworthy Connies?


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

I didnt know about the guy in abq,has he restored it back to military config....The twa I think is based in mci....but they did a great job on restoring this one... Hmmm How many connies still flying ...well i guess heres 2...lol.. im sure there has to be some more somewhere...


i can see for 80 miles
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