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YYZ Constellation.. What's It's Status?  
User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

If you live, or have been near Pearson Airport within the last couple of years, you'll know about this L-1049:


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My question is, what is up with this plane?

I have heard conflicting views about it's future in Toronto. One says that some museums in the US are looking to purchase this, while another has an owner just parking the plane exactly where it is. And yet another, says it's up for sale!

Anyone here know the real story?  Confused


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User currently offlineBOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

This aircraft used to be in front of the Constellation Hotel, a mile or so east of the ariport, for a short while and then it was moved to it's present location. I doubt it is worth salvaging, but it's parts maybe valuable for any restoration project out there.


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User currently offlineBA777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Quoting BOAC707 (Reply 1):
I doubt it is worth salvaging, but it's parts maybe valuable for any restoration project out there.

Well no, it's probably not all that airworthy anymore, but she still looks wonderful. I just saw it several days ago, and short of a new painting job, it looks prestine.

I'm really curious to know what the current owner(s) plan on doing with this plane....



I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Quoting BOAC707 (Reply 1):
I doubt it is worth salvaging, but it's parts maybe valuable for any restoration project out there.

Why do you say that? It looks to be in pretty good shape externally. I don't know what it's like inside - it was used as a restaurant until a couple of years ago.


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

HAHA you couldnt restore it to flying condition, the wings have been clipped and shortened....

A few years back when the restaurant closed it was for sale, the were asking about $6 hundred grand for it, not sure you could get that much if you sold it for scrap....its been gutted so its not of much other use...



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User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5155 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

The only thing of great importance in the aircraft right now is the interior. A lot of Connie restoration projects would love to get a hold of the cabin panels, window frames, bathroom and galley fixtures, etc. The seats were non-period, but a lot of the rest of the cabin/cockpit was!

As far as the rest of the airframe ... well, it was pretty well made non flyable when it was made into a restaurant.



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User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Quoting Slawko (Reply 4):
HAHA you couldnt restore it to flying condition, the wings have been clipped and shortened....

I wasn't thinking about restoring it to flying condition. I thought that maybe the NAM in Ottawa might be interested since it is a former TCA plane.


User currently offlineVc10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1412 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

If you go,to the web site below and select 1049 you will find it's history if not it's future
Little vc10


http://www.conniesurvivors.com/CF-RNR.htm


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