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They should have evened the load with lots of cases of Dewars. Good catch on Arthur Godfrey.  He probably was smoking a Chesterfield while they were filming a commercial with him as captain in the cockpit.

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I've seen "three-point-landings but that one is in a class of it's own!  The back of that bus is where they held the barrels of oil needed during flight!

 

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This ticket was displayed in a display case in the pax area of that Super Connie.  Fascinating. $9.20 American for a flight from LAX to MKC, "the soupbowl" near downtown Kansas City in 1947.  MKC is still open and operating as Kansas City Downtown.

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You, sir are a lucky dog! :biggrin: :cool:

I note from the website that the Breitling Connie should be flying again this year. Sweet!

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Just now, HighBypass said:

You, sir are a lucky dog! :biggrin: :cool:

I note from the website that the Breitling Connie should be flying again this year. Sweet!

The crew spent  a long time reconditioning it and getting it certified as airworthy for flight.  I rode on a certification flight which also served as a flight for the pilots to become rated in type.  Both were active Lufthansa pilots on leave for the project.

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Er.. that's 3 words, Dan!  :tongue: And that's precisely how I got the Ace Connie to tailsit :cool: Full aft cargo, manually add passengers to the aft of the plane until the nose oleo stops extending, remove some fuel, again to see if the nose oleo extends further, initiate pushback, wait until some momentum is gained, stop pushback, hit the brakes :biggrin:.

Whilst I'm loading the Connie, Betty comes into the cockpit and announces, "Doris Day just came on board!" LOL so I'm trashing a VIP flight to generate the screenshot. Mind you, I've only done one career mode flight so far so it's no big deal, besides Ctrl-C means that the flight's not logged as it didn't finish.

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