aircanl1011
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YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:41 am

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.
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aseem
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:01 am

Quoting AIRCANL1011 (Thread starter):

scrap guys have nothing to gain out of it. I see it being renovated, maybe at the same place.
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808TWA
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:10 am

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
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:24 am

What airline did this Connie fly with? It isn't a former AC aircraft is it?
 
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:54 am

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.
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:23 am

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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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:43 am

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?

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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:23 am

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.
 
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:03 am

Reply to Cessnapimp - have a whole barn full of spark plugs, let's make this old lady fly again
 
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:04 am

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!"
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:27 am

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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808TWA
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:28 pm

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.

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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:34 pm

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

Keep the bar stocked.

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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:47 pm

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.
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808TWA
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:56 pm

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.

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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:04 pm

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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slawko
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:18 pm

Well as I understand it thats where its going.
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:02 am

Quoting Aseem (Reply 1):
scrap guys have nothing to gain out of it. I see it being renovated, maybe at the same place.
rgds
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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.
 
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:32 am

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...
 
808TWA
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RE: YYZ Lockheed Constellation On The Move

Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:29 am

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
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