Reedyreed From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
Soon to be back in the skies again after a long rest will be the C-97(377) Boeing Stratcruiser. Owned and operated by the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation from Toms River N.J.USA.She will be fitted out as a flying museum and will have displays and showcases and memorabilia inside pertaining to it's history as a great prop transport and airliner of the 50's with the likes of Panam,Northwest,AOA,United,SAS and BOAC. Only 2 airworthy STRATS survive today in the WORLD.The other STRAT is a firebomber in WYO.When completed she will join the museum's other popular Airshow aircraft the C-54 Skymaster named the "Spirit Of Freedom"Membership is always welcomed! Be apart of a rare aviation event ready to take off in the very near future.Contact me or our web site for more details.
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
It's awesome to know one of these great beasts is being restored to flying condition. Too bad it isn't one of the original pax-configured 377 Strats. I have heard that no pax Strats are in existance any more.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11106 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
Nice to hear. I always liked this somewhat strange-looking aircraft.
One question about the C-97 soon flying again: is it a Stratocuiser or Stratofreighter? Whats the history of that particular plane?
BTW, I´ve excellent 3-side illustrations of a lot of different Strats. Drawings, so I cannot show it on the airliners.net archive.
I wanted to do so, but got no answer by the administrator so far since 3 weeks. Maybe he´s on vacation.