It is now confirmed by several newspapers and the Super Constellation Flyers Associaton (www.superconstellation.ch) that the Super Constellation N73544, one of the last three flyable Super Connies worldwide, will be transfered to its new homebase Basle, Switzerland in May.
The plane will leave Camarillo/ California on the 26th of April and will stop in Omaha/ Nebraska, Manchester/ New Hampshire,Stephenville/Newfoundland, Keflavik/Iceland, Prestwick/Scotland and Paris/Le Bourget.
The Super Constellation will land in Basle on May 8th and will be welcomed by (hopefully) thousands of aviation enthusiasts from all over the world. A big party will be organized.
Years ago, SCFA, a group consisting of aviation enthusiasts, former airline owners and employees, dreamers, mechanics and others, began to realize their dream.
They have found a Super Constellation in the Dominican Republic (N105CF) and invested many hours and lot of money. They have brought the Connie back to the skies but their dreams came to an end when they did not get the permission for passenger flights.
Now they have found N73544 and their effort was succesful.
BTW, the plane will also visit Berne, Switzerland on June 26 and 27. Other places in Europe will follow soon.