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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:32 pm 
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Here it is arriving at Chino.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:38 pm 
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Here it is arriving at Chino.

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YES! :supz: :supz: An EC-121 that flew during my lifetime! :drink3: I might not have been there o see it but just knowing one was flying makes me very happy! Love the high rez photo! Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:09 pm 
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A couple more shots from the arrival.
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Beautiful :drink3: I hope all who saw her in the air realize the distinct honor they were afforded.
Several years ago while working as an instructor @ Badwrench, two other silver back instructors and me stood @ the windows watching the MATS CONNIE do 'crash and continues' a couple days before the now defunct Air Show @ KPAE. Our Manager, a female with a teaching degree who only knew enough about airplanes to understand she'd rather sit up front where the seats were 4 across and leather couldn't understand our fascination and we couldn't begin to explain the honor we were presented with. (she never 'got it' about airplanes, and we referred to her behind her back as 'pie face').

I've got photos that Ralph P. has copied of the WINKIES CONNIE fresh from KAWI sitting @ the transit ramp @ KPAE and headed for oblivion in the P.I.
You forgot to mention the 1049G ex TRANS CANNIBUS CF-TGE airplane rescued from a deserted part of Toronto's airport and restored to static and now @ KBFI.

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Nice shape and rare to see. Pity the museum cant keep it flying even just a few times a year. Good to neverless see another Connie saved for the future. It is a very elegant shape still 65years on.


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Pretty stout oil leak in the Chino pics... :?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:55 pm 
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Pretty stout oil leak in the Chino pics... :?


Oil Leak? I thought that was the InFlight Corrison Control Dispersal System....


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:33 pm 
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A few photos from the Camarillo departure. She flew two high circuits after take off before heading to her new home.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Video of landing at Chino:
http://youtu.be/mKi6jPuK7Pc
Flyover and landing from other side of the runway:
http://youtu.be/VxVlQ8ofdXs


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Thanks for the pictures everyone! Excellent video BK. Great to see a Connie flying here in the U.S. I hope Yanks is able to keep her airworthy for a while.

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TAdan wrote:
Thanks for the pictures everyone! Excellent video BK. Great to see a Connie flying here in the U.S. I hope Yanks is able to keep her airworthy for a while.

Dan, it was a one-off ferry flight, the first time a Connie has flown in the US since 2005.


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Great pics of a great aircraft..thanks everybody!

Straying just a bit off-topic: what are the plans for the Super Connie at the National Airline Heritage Museum in Kansas City (to old "Save A Connie" aircraft)? I can't find much recent info, although I did find a YouTube video of her doing an engine run-up this past year. Are there any plans to get her back in the air? I got to see her fly back in 1991, and it was spectacular. Moreso because it was right at dusk, and the exhaust flames really showed up.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:58 am 
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just because i don't know: how close is a ferry premit, to an air worthy cert. ? how much more time efort and $ would be involved? thanks


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What happened? looks like a major oil leak on the fuselage?

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