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Once the pride of the fleet: L1049 Super Constellation
Posted By: ismaelg, 06-18-2011, 03:48 AM

Hi,

It is sad to see these old birds left abandoned. This particular one was involved in a ground accident with another aircraft back in the early 1990's and was never repaired.

First picture with K20 and DA L 55-300. All others K100D Super and DA18-55

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06-18-2011, 04:07 AM   #2
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Sad indeed! Was this in Puerto Rico? I was a bit confused by what looks like bamboo in the background.

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Hi Rob,

Yes, this is in Puerto Rico near the Rafael Hernandez airport, once Ramey Air Force Base.
We have plenty of bamboo. I heard it was brought here in the 19th century.

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Wow - blast from the past. I was a boy when these were flying. Great shots - thanks for posting them.

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Great Series of images of the "Connie".

Saw a few of these when I was a kid but never had to opportunity to board and fly on one of them.
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Fantastic series Ismael.Grew up with that 'Radial Roar' in the ears,.Being TWA hub here,dozens of times a day.Really brings back some memories.
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There's a Connie flying here in Australia.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ismaelg Quote
Yes, this is in Puerto Rico near the Rafael Hernandez airport, once Ramey Air Force Base. We have plenty of bamboo. I heard it was brought here in the 19th century.
Thanks for the info - mind you I've seen bamboo here in Australia too.

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a once proud connie left to rot... what a bloody shame.... this sleek, elegant beauty was the only way to fly at one time... thanks for this series....evocative, especially to an aviation buff as i...
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hope you don't mind me posting this link to the glory days...
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i have always wanted to visit a airplane graveyard... Nice shots..
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Thank you all for the comments.
Dave, that was a fantastic movie! I enjoyed it completely! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks,
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The Connie is still a beautiful airplane. Nice shots.
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