Aviation Photo #0249528 Lockheed L-749 Constellation - Aviodome

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In flight in very smokey conditions due to a large forest fire in the mountains just east of Tucson.
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    Ralph M. Pettersen
    Lockheed L-749 Constellation
    Lockheed Constellation/Starliner (C-69/C-121)
    Lockheed Constellation/Starliner (C-69/C-121)
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    May 30, 2002
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12 years ago
Even with the smoke this is a great photo of a great
12 years ago
For me this is the most beautiful aircraft ever built. I flew with Air France on 10 April 1952 from Istanbul to Paris.I was only 10 years old. Now I am airline veteran. I have worked for PanAm 18 years and then for Cathay Pacific, American Airlines and Turkish Airlines totaling to 36 years. I have flown almost all types of commercial aircraft but The constallation was very special for me. I wish I could fly with it once more!!!
12 years ago
I think that there's a real mystique about this particular airplane, what with its silvery, pencil-like fuselage and almost humpy (if such a word exists) posture. It seems like it's springing through the air. And of course there is the distinct tri-tail configuration unique to this aircraft. I fondly recall seeing these majestic birds fly over our house in Southern California back in the 1950s, their propellers glittering in the afternoon sun. Thank you for such an outstanding photo.
10 years ago
Yes, a great photo of an even greater plane; maybe you can even call her a legend, just as I like to call the Tomcat a legend!
7 years ago
This "connie" was the first plane i ever flew on in 1950 traveling with my father from chicago midway to miami,fl. plane was in eastern air lines livery. i call these aircraft the first wide-bodies because they featured 3 & 2 seating in first class. picture captures the sleek, streamlined styling of these beauties, the smoky atmosphere gives it a look that is truly stunning.a few years later i flew on the "super c" version. great memories were brought back with this photo.

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