Lockheed Constellation

The prototype Lockheed Constellation took to the skies for the first time on January 9, 1943. Initially, the war effort led to examples only being produced for military service. When peace came Constellations began to be operated by airlines and its popularity among carriers led to the Super Constellation and ultimately the Starliner. The Constellation served widely with numerous designations in the US military though was only operated by a small number of other air arms.

What next for Lufthansa’s Starliner?

Classic Lockheed propliner moved to storage in Hamburg — but where will it end up on display?

HARS Super Constellation: What it’s like to fly and display

In this second part of the interview with Bob De La Hunty, President and Chief Pilot of Australia’s HARS Aviation Museum, he tells Key Aero’s Dino Carrara about the challenges of keeping its Super Constellation in the air

How the world’s only airworthy Lockheed Super Constellation was brought back to life

President and Chief Pilot of HARS Aviation Museum, Bob De La Hunty, spoke to Key Aero’s Dino Carrara about the huge effort to obtain its Super Constellation and get it flying again

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Lockheed Constellations: The whole family of aircraft explained 

In the August 2011 issue of Aviation News, Jim Winchester provided an overview of the
elegant Lockheed Constellation family, which marked the peak of piston-engined airliner development.

Historic Aviation Quiz: The Lockheed Constellation

With Key.Aero celebrating Lockheed's world changing Constellation, we dedicate this week’s quiz to what is perhaps one of – if not the – most elegant propliners to ever grace the skies…

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Lockheed Starliner – The ultimate Constellation

Charles Woodley chronicled the story of Lockheed’s highly advanced propliner, the L-1649A Starliner in the May 2015 issue of Aviation News

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Qantas 'Connies' traversing the globe

Chris Frame considers how the Lockheed Constellation transformed Qantas operations.

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US Air Force Lockheed Constellations: Over three decades of service 

In the April 2014 issue of Aviation News, Bob Archer told the story of Lockheed Constellations in US Air Force service.

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BOAC Lockheed Constellations – Workhorses of the Sky

In the September 2016 issue of Aviation News, Scott Henderson traced the career of the different variants of Lockheed Constellation flown by British Airways predecessor BOAC.

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Inside HARS: Maintaining Australia's rare classic airliners

Australia’s Historical Aircraft Restoration Society is home to several rare commercial aircraft, lovingly looked after by a team of volunteers. Chris Frame tells us more