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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:29 pm 
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During our tour stop at Auburn in 2015 we had a chance to talk to the people involved with this project. There is still A LOT of work to do and it is still around 5 years out. This will be the best Connie that has ever graced the skies...it will just take time. Unfortunately no photos were allowed inside the hangar but I got these with my phone from the outside.

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Just looking at some of the guts of the parts airplane gives you an idea of the complexity of this rebuild...which is being conducted to 100% airline capability, including pressurization.
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During our tour stop at Auburn in 2015 we had a chance to talk to the people involved with this project. There is still A LOT of work to do and it is still around 5 years out. This will be the best Connie that has ever graced the skies...it will just take time. Just looking at some of the guts of the parts airplane gives you an idea of the complexity of this rebuild...which is being conducted to 100% airline capability, including pressurization.


That is really too bad if we have to wait ANOTHER 5 Years before seeing this beautiful airplane take to the skies. Certainly not the impression I had from things I read over the last couple of years. But in any case this is a magnificent restoration that will be worth waiting for.

Hope that 5 years is an outside estimate with perhaps in the next 2 or 3 at most more likely, but I know you cannot rush this kind of work.

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The "German American Aviation Heritage Foundation:"

http://gaahf.org/

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http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-res ... ation.html

http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston ... rn/1920550

http://www.lufthansa-technik.com/super- ... _count%3D2

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And Part 2 of the "Warbirds News" narrative on the on-going work on the Starliner:

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/aircraft-re ... art-2.html

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Great update and read.


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Short, but nice article on the project in the latest issue of "Air & Space Smithsonian" magazine:

http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-f ... 180960064/

IF the prediction in the article works out, the Starliner may perhaps fly before the end of 2017 and hopefully be available for paying passengers and to be seen at air shows in 2018.....

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