Connie Wash Day!
Hello Everyone! We are going to have Connie outside on May 25th for a good old fashioned wash-down, spear headed by our local Civil Air Patrol. Anyone interested is welcome.
We are going to need plenty of help both inside and outside to get her shined up. Please help us vacuum and dust on the inside and get your shorts on if you want grab a hose and brush on the outside.
Join us Saturday, May 25th at 9am and please wear some clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty.
Please send us an emial if you will be joining us.
Please go to our Contact page if you don't know where we are located.
2013 brings back the Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts.
Bring the family down on June 9th. Not only will you have a chance to climb on board the Connie, but you will have a chance to see some great vintage motorcycles. This is a must attend event for those who love airplanes and motorcycles.
For more information, visit http://hoame.com/2013-rally/
National Airline History Museum Announces
"Flight of the Connie"
Please visit www.flightoftheconnie.org and help suport our effort to recreate
this historic flight.
The Flight That Shook the Airline Industry
69th Anniversary - April 17, 1944
April 17th, 1944, Howard Hughes and Jack Frye board the second production C-69 and set a world record with a plane full of passengers. Their non-stop coast to coast trip would take 6 hours and 58 minutes at an average speed of 331.6 mph. Previously, coast to coast travel would take 14 hours.
The C-69 is the original Lockheed Constellation designed for TWA. This aircraft would change the landscape of commercial aviation for the next 30 years. It’s speed, technological advances and critically acclaimed shaped with the unmistakable triple tail, made the Constellation “Connie” one of the most famous aircraft ever built.
More news to follow in the coming weeks on this story.
L-1011 Flight Simulator Arrives
Our new L-1011 Simulator arrived ahead of schedule Saturday evening. We will be unloading it Monday morning at 8 am. We hope to begin work to refurbish the simulator and make it fully operational.
Annual Members Meeting
Many thanks to all who attended the Annual Members Meeting. Everyone was very enthusistic and of course our DC-3 was a highlight.
The Connie Spar has been inspected!
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