Nantes connie

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Came across this old lady on my summer hols… http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231824&d=1411159763 http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231826&d=1411159763 http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231827&d=1411159763 http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231823&d=1411159763 http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231825&d=1411159763 http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=231828&d=1411159763
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Thanks for the pictures Darren, nice to see. There's a dedicated group looking after this aircraft, L'Amicale du Super Constellation. I've been on their mailing list for a couple of years, and I've recently picked up an email advertising an open weekend on Sept 27th-28th, ie. next weekend. I thought I'd mention it in case there's anyone able to go, I can't be there. More details on the website. http://superconstellation-nantes.fr/lassociation
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Great pictures thanks for sharing them
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Excellent photos... but I still don't see why people view the Connie as a beautiful aircraft. To my mind it looks like something you might find on a wet fish counter.
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. . . . . . . . To my mind it looks like something you might find on a wet fish counter.
Yikes! :) Fortunately beauty is depending on the eye on the beholder. And how wonderful that is :) To me the Connie is the most beautiful of all 'tube liners', of any era. It has a certain 'eagle-ish' look. A colleague of mine saw - and heard! - a Connie take of (From Duxford ?) and was duly impressed. Apparently a sight and sound never to forget. And I am NOT envious . . . . . . . not at all . . . . . . . . . . . :angel:

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Is my memory deceiving me but do I remember a Connie being used as a restaurant somewhere on the outskirts of Strasbourg ?? It would have been late 60s or early 70s. Colin.
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Is my memory deceiving me but do I remember a Connie being used as a restaurant somewhere on the outskirts of Strasbourg ?? It would have been late 60s or early 70s. Colin.
I think they tried that for a while outside Faro airport in Portugal, but the thing was scrapped in the end.

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This was definitely Strasbourg as I was driving home from Switzerland and I've not been to Faro.
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Nothing beats the sight and sound close up of a Super G(or a L1049H) taking of at dusk.

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[ATTACH=CONFIG]231921[/ATTACH]Another Super Connie in France is F-BHBG, which I think still exists outside Quimper in Brittany. I have not seen it for about 20 years but think it may still be there as a restaurant called the Windmill if I remember correctly.
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Another Super Connie in France is F-BHBG, which I think still exists outside Quimper in Brittany. I have not seen it for about 20 years but think it may still be there as a restaurant called the Windmill if I remember correctly.
See http://www.pyperpote.tonsite.biz/patrimoines/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130:lockheed-l1049g-82-98-qsuper-constellationq-f-bhbg-le-puch-29-&catid=2:pots-de-fleur&Itemid=5 - and, perhaps, weep?

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Sorry to see it in that state, so many of these machines end up like that.

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Daveg4otu, you are absolutely right about the sight of a Super-Connie taking off at dusk. I'm slightly surprised Feather *3 hasn't been along (he pilots the HARS Connie in Oz) to mention that they are a favourite airshow act just by starting up when it has gone dark. It really makes modern jet startups look very dull.
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Nothing beats the sight and sound close up of a Super G(or a L1049H) taking of at dusk.
I'm just old enough to remember the sound of the Luxair Starliners that operated into and out of Gatwick in the late sixties.