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Jürgen Schelling visits the iconic Swiss Super Constellation as it returns to airworthiness. Pictures by Uwe Stohrer

The starboard inner Wright Duplex-Cyclone was removed for maintenance.
Work to restore Super Constellation ‘Star of Switzerland’ to flying condition is nearing completion at Zurich Airport.

A 63-year-old veteran is easily the most spectacular aircraft inside the maintenance hangar of Switzerland’s national carrier Swiss at Zurich’s Kloten Airport. State-of-the-art airliners of all sizes and sleek, globe-trotting corporate jets don’t turn heads like Lockheed L-1049F Super Constellation HB-RSC Star of Switzerland.

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