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Bahf C-97(377)Stratocruisr Flying Museum

Wed Jul 05, 2000 12:00 pm

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.
 
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RE: Bahf C-97(377)Stratocruisr Flying Museum

Wed Jul 05, 2000 1:06 pm

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.  
 
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RE: Bahf C-97(377)Stratocruisr Flying Museum

Wed Jul 05, 2000 5:23 pm

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.

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