Anonymous Report This Comment
Date: November 16, 2006 11:16PM
Lockheed Super Constellation
Australia’s Historical Aviation Restoration
Society (HARS) probably gets the award for the messiest restoration effort.
Their aircraft, ex-C-121C VH-EAG, had the distinction of being the last
Constellation in storage at Davis Monthan AFB. The truth is that no scrap dealer
wanted the airplane because the interior was covered with several inches of bird
droppings. The Australians moved the aircraft across the road to the Pima Air
and Space Museum and in April 1994, after eighteen months of work, flew her to
Tucson International Airport for further restoration. Two years later on January
24, 1996 she departed Tucson on an epic journey to Sydney, Australia, where she
arrived on February 3rd. The aircraft is an active participant on the Australian
airshow circuit and is based in Sydney, Australia.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: November 17, 2006 06:40PM
Hats off to the Australians. Great job, folks!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 17/11/2006 06:41PM by quasi.