Super Constellation

 

The Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation has all but disappeared from today's skies, now mainly ruled by Boeings and Airbuses. The Super Constellation influenced civil aviation more than any other aircraft during the 1950s. This piston-engined airliner, with its exceptionally elegant lines, was dubbed "Queen of the Atlantic" at a time when more Constellations ferried passengers between Europe and North America than any other aircraft.
In recent years, nostalgic big prop liners like the legendary Douglas DC-3, DC-4 and DC-6, all firm favourites with aviation addicts, have once again taken to the skies from many European airports. Unfortunately, not a single Super Constellation has flown in Europe for over 25 years. However, the "Super Constellation Flyers Association" now aims for this attractive aircraft to take off to the roar of its four Wright-Cyclone R-3350 engines, to be admired as it soars the skies near various European airports.

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