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User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1028 times:

I saw what looks like an ex- British Airways 747 in ABQ on Sunday. It's been there for ages, I remember seeing it before. Basic BA colors, no engines, and in bad shape. Anyone know how it got there?

Also saw a Lockheed Constellation behind the Eclipse Aviation building - lovely silver plane. Anyone know if it still flies, and if so, do they take passengers?


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User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 950 times:

The BA 741 G-ANWH was used for testing by Sandia National Labs and it is probably going to be here forever. I keep trying to get a pic of it, but always seem to go on bad days. The BA 741 came from ROW where there a lot of them stored. As for the Constellation, I will have to look into that for you and let you know.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Hey Coyoteguy and ABQ757, what's up? As a former Lobo, I miss ABQ a lot. When I was there, they were still using 17/35 on a regular basis. Can y'all submit some photos from ABQ so there's more (and updated) stuff in the database (Johan, are you reading this? ABQ hardly has anything... please be a little less selective to add more variety)


Up, up and away!
User currently offlineCoyoteguy From Mexico, joined Oct 2001, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 888 times:

Thanks for the reply ABQ757. If you find anything on the Connie I'd love to know.

I was up at the viewing area on Sunday morning, nice place, but not the greatest for taking pictures. Great photography conditions in ABQ though - such clear air and sharp light. I love that airport.

User currently offlineABQ757 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 854 times:

I have about 15-20 pics from ABQ, with a few being at the Viewing Area and some from inside the terminal. I don't have the greatest technology computer wise so I can get them on the site just yet. Hopefully in the next few months I can get a better computer and get the pics on the site. I am really tired of seeing the same 4 pics of ABQ from 1986. And plus ABQ needs some representin'


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6383 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 826 times:

I do believe the Connie is "Columbine II". If so, it is no longer airworthy and awaits a fine museum to retire to.

it's getting harder not to tell people they are really odd if they think an airplan can be sexy.
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