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YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move  
User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

The Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation that has sadly sat at the north end of YYZ seems to be on the move. A crew has been dismantling the aircraft for about a week now.


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Does anybody know were this old lady is heading? I hope see is going to have a bright future somewhere else and not just be scrapped.


CYMRU AM BYTH / WALES FOREVER
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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Thread starter):

scrap guys have nothing to gain out of it. I see it being renovated, maybe at the same place.
rgds
VT-ASJ



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User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4045 times:

Apparently it is to move to an AC hangar at YYZ for short-term storage.

I also believe that there are two museums interested in it, one of them being the Aviation Museum at Downsview.

-Alan



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4012 times:

What airline did this Connie fly with? It isn't a former AC aircraft is it?

User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3958 times:

This is the Info that is with the picture.

Former TCA Connie CF-TGE. No registration currently carried. Its days as a restaurant are long over and the Connie sits deserted on a traffic island at the north end of the airport. Last flew with World Wide Airways as CF-RNR during the mid 1960's.



CYMRU AM BYTH / WALES FOREVER
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

It must have been approximately 8 years ago that this Connie made an appearance on Derry Rd at the north end of YYZ as a pub/bar type establishment. It changed ownership a few times, and changed into a restaurant or two. Needless to say it was somewhat of a novelty but the businesses never lasted.

I went there 3 or 4 times to have a beer or two, but it was never busy. It's too bad they couldn't have made it work.



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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

It is headed to the 747 hangar where it will be painted in AC's new colours and put on the YYZ-BOS route. 100k is a bargain for an aircraft nowadays. Rice Tuners Inc got a contract for Stage III hushkits for the engines. Also shopping for the Connie's Wright R-3350 engines that need new spark plugs as the heads are quite oxydated....

...so anyone out there with 96 spare R-3350 spark plugs, drop us a B-line will ya?

[Edited 2006-01-24 00:46:20]

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

Quoting Captaingomes (Reply 5):
It must have been approximately 8 years ago that this Connie made an appearance on Derry Rd at the north end of YYZ as a pub/bar type establishment.

Before that it sat outside the - what else - Constellation Hotel, at Dixon and Carlingview, where I believe it was available for business meetings.


User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Reply to Cessnapimp - have a whole barn full of spark plugs, let's make this old lady fly again

User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3636 times:

Whenever we had a Tristar grounded for an extended period of time, the running joke answer to the question "Will it fly?" was always, "No, were towing it to beside the connie, to expand on the restaurant!"
Alas, all good things come to an end.


User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Crap... just realised I miscalculated the amount of plugs on a 1049. There are 144 plugs. 18 cylinders per engine and 2 plugs per cylinder. Great stuff. Stand back when they fire up though; these things bark like a biatch:


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[Edited 2006-01-24 02:29:59]

User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 7):
Before that it sat outside the - what else - Constellation Hotel, at Dixon and Carlingview, where I believe it was available for business meetings.

Supposedly one of the reasons for having it moved away from the hotel location was the number of fender-benders caused by drivers looking at it....Not sure if thats a fact or just an embelished story.

Wish that they could get the beast flying again but the wings have been clipped (possibly to enable it to fit at the hotel location) and it will never fly again.

-Alan



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

I hear Bon Jovi is looking for another aircraft to charter out.  Wink Could this be a good candidate?

Keep the bar stocked.

Dripstick



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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

Its going to be painted in TCA colours and is then on its way to Calgary.... not under its own power of course, it had been gutted when turned into a restaurant, including wings being clipped.


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Quoting Slawko (Reply 13):
Its going to be painted in TCA colours and is then on its way to Calgary.... not under its own power of course, it had been gutted when turned into a restaurant, including wings being clipped

Pitty it's not staying local, Downsview aviation museum would be a good place for it...but likely no room to store it.

-Alan



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting Slawko (Reply 13):
Its going to be painted in TCA colours and is then on its way to Calgary.... not under its own power of course, it had been gutted when turned into a restaurant, including wings being clipped.

Where in Calgary is it heading? The Calgary Aerospace Museum is small and cramped, not to mention the funding problems...



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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Well as I understand it thats where its going.


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 948 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 1):
scrap guys have nothing to gain out of it. I see it being renovated, maybe at the same place.
rgds
VT-ASJ

There was another Connie thread just last week:

Lockheed Constellation (by Contrails Jan 17 2006 in Civil Aviation)

When mentioned this one, another poster said it was being moved to the Seattle Museum of Flight:

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 8):
The Museum of Flight in Seattle is in the process of buying this one.


User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1608 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3209 times:
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Quoting 808TWA (Reply 2):
I also believe that there are two museums interested in it, one of them being the Aviation Museum at Downsview.

The Museum of Flight in Seattle now owns this Connie, so its headed for the Emerald City. Follow the Yellow Brick Road...


User currently offline808TWA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 701 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 18):
The Museum of Flight in Seattle now owns this Connie, so its headed for the Emerald City. Follow the Yellow Brick Road...

Glad to see it has a new home but a little saddened that it's leaving our soil.....Please look after her for us.

Hopefully we get a chance to see her painted at YYZ before her departure, albeit disassembled.

-Alan



Love is in the air, so practice safe flying
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