Aviation Photo #0943006 Lockheed L-1049F Super Constellation - Breitling (Super Constellation Flyers)

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Displaying some nice fire display on our way back to Basle from Zeltweg
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    N73544
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    Austria
    June 25, 2005
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice picture, captured the flames nicely. Pity about the hazy background though. Perhaps the pilot needs to lean the mixture a bit?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice photo, what was the shutter speed setting?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Welcome in my prop album ! I hope the crew knows what they are doing as the orange flames are not supposed to be there in flight.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just fantastic! Well done...Shutter speed would be nice.

Benjamin Freer
Anonymous
11 years ago
Its no fire, as a CFI I would have said: "lean the mixture, you are not burning all fuel"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Really spectacular!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Woooww
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think the mixture is fine. Radials do make flames like this. Ask me - I fly one :) We have huge flames coming from our Yak constantly. Anyway, the photo is really amazing...with the delayed shutter. It's my new desktop!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've never seen flames like that !
Anonymous
11 years ago
WOOW, that looks really cool!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You can "hear " the photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Creative way of taking a picture of a prop-liner - excellent!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice to see those old props flying. Go Props, stop the Jet trend!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing... ;)
Anonymous
11 years ago
This picture speaks for itself! You can feel the thunder when you see the flames. Those were the days!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Composition, colour, the flames spitting out the back all pull together to recall the day when planes where planes and flying was an adventure
Anonymous
11 years ago
Veri nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is a very dynamic and unique view of a radial engine in flight at what appears to be a climb or high cruise power setting. It is unique because only the Wright R-3350 turbo compound engine would afford a passenger this view of the exhaust stacks due to the configuration of the power recovery turbines in each engine.All of the Douglas DC-3,DC-4 and DC-6 transports had their exhausts routed to the outboard side of the engines and were only visible during night takeoffs and climbs when the rich carburetor settings produced long,blue flames out the exhausts.
Anonymous
11 years ago
I'm simply jalous.....will love to be in this plane. Congrats lucky you !
Anonymous
11 years ago
Who said prop. planes are not powerful?
Anonymous
11 years ago
My favourite plane. Nice shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Greatest airplane ever the Constelation! Perfect shot! Look at the reflection on engine nr 3;-)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's very energei foto. this fire from pipes is just amezing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The nice view of the old hot engines
Anonymous
10 years ago
The Constellation was the first plane I ever flew on a trip from Recife SBRF to Rio SBGL in 1959. That's exactly the picture I still have in my mind. Those engine cowls and the sound... Wonderful plane !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Childhood memories of looking out of portholes on super g constalation, and
magnificent engine start up sequence on tarmac with high pitch whir and bbloommm as one cylinder catches after another with magnificent plume of initial rich black exhaust clearing on revs up.......
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot...one of the best I've seen!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good detail.Whirr of props together with exhaust flame from engines gives picture life and,
together with background, sense of 'being aloft'
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unreal!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Love the look of power
Anonymous
10 years ago
Those were the days.................
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's AMAZING! I can't really describe... My favorite
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very rare shot, congratulation
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good old days.American heavy metal.Will never come back.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I love this kind of planes, and this picture showing the flames coming out the exhaust are amazing!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnífica
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful composition, nice AC. perfect!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Beautiful photo - pure historical motion in flight. If only the picture had sound!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really nice capturing of the engines under full load. Great composition and good timing with the weather adding a quite dramatic effect to the picture.
Anonymous
9 years ago
5* for the composition of dramatic sky, propeller action, exhaust fire and the atmosphere of 1958.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great times for heroes (passengers) sitting in the neighbourhood of these lights of hope. Very good indicator that the engine is still running, at night, of course. I can remember the flames leaving exhaust tubes of IL-14s (CSA). They were yellow and blue. Sag
Anonymous
9 years ago
An excellent action shot of the mighty engines of the super connie. being a life long hot-rodder, i
always loved the sound of these engines, especially at idle. i was in the early warning navy squadron aewbarronpac on midway island in 1963 as an ae2.
ted johnson
Anonymous
9 years ago
Wonderfull!!! All pictures are excelent.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome vision of what internal-combustion power is all about. The spinning props and gleaming prop hubs, the forest far below, the night sky, the reflection of the aircraft in the cowling. Constellations are the best.
Anonymous
9 years ago
I love the flaming exhaust, the topography, the blur of the props, & the exposure --mec3
Anonymous
9 years ago
Never have I seen an engine shot with flame coming out the exhaust pipes. Must be on climb power. And those spinners!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I flew co-pilot on the connies for twa in 65, 66. you should see this picture at night with the blue flame in cruise.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot! Very powerful picture with the 'cold steel' look of the engines with the hot yellow and red fire coming out.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Looks to me that two engine fires are about to burn the wing off. Camera man must be thinking "I wonder if anyone will get to see this picture"
Anonymous
8 years ago
Words can not describe the beauty, and raw power exhibited here in this perfectly framed picture, suprised no one has mentioned the reflection of the blue stripe on the fuselage, and the reflection of the fire from the exhaust in the windows! Great Detail! 5*
Anonymous
8 years ago
I have no idea how these two engines works and I would like to know how but hey, this is superb
Anonymous
7 years ago
Superb image. thank you.
Anonymous
7 years ago
You dont know how lucky you are...
Anonymous
7 years ago
WAS in VQ-1&2 LOVED WORKING ON THOSE OLE R-3350-42 ENGINGES.Great soud at full power or 30in and 2950RPM
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wonderful shot
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice shot dude... it's amazing. I've seen flames out of the exhaust starting a C-152 a little diference obviously, I'm in love with this photo, thank you really.
Anonymous
6 years ago
That's great
Anonymous
5 years ago
Dad has a 1950s to 60s Civil Air Patrol (I think) book named something like Ground Observer Corps Spotter Guide which has pages showing how to nighttime identify radial engine planes by patterns of exhaust flames.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have to say that when I saw this photo, it reminded me of how, as a kid in the '60s, I wanted them to "outlaw" jet engines (and diesel electric locomotives), for just another ten or twenty years. I realized they had reached the peak of development, more or less, (though not quite the peak of reliability), and I never wanted to see those props go away. There is nothing else on Earth quite like a massive multi-row radial engine or those ultra-complex H-24s, plus of course the V-12s. All that mechanical complexity thrilled me no end. I know, weird. Thank you for the photograph and the memories.
Anonymous
5 years ago
You don't often see stack flames like these. It gives a sense of the raw power of these fine old engines. I can recall looking out the window of a DC-6B at twilight and seeing this...wow!
Anonymous
3 years ago
Wonderful memories!In 1966 I was on a Delta DC-7 from Knoxville to Chicago.Had I known it would bee my last flight on a piston engined plane,I would have not gotten so bored and I would have relished every minute of that flight.It is so nice to get to see that the props are still here to stay.I have flown on turbo-props up until 2004,but the sounds of the old planes with the reciprocating engines bring back good memories.

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