Restoration Clubs Keep the Super Constellation Alive

Restoration clubs around the world are beginning to bring the Super Constellation back to life with hard work by a lot of volunteers and funds provided by generous sponsors.

A Swiss friend of “Flying Tiger 923”, Peter W. Frey, an adventurer and a freelance journalist from Hausen, Switzerland directed us to a treasure chest of Super

Peter Frey

Peter Frey – Recording on Location

Constellation videos hosted on YouTube.com. In his recent travels, he met Captain Ernst Frei, a retired Swissair/Swiss captain who flies a beautifully restored Super Constellation L-1049F HB-RSC registered in Switzerland to the “Super Constellation Flyers Association” (SCFA), of which he is a member. The financial sponsor of this meticulous restoration project is the Breitling luxury watch brand. The aircraft is currently being used to transport VIP tourists to Swiss resorts.

Here is a 2 minute, five second close up video of the workings of the restored Breitling Super Constellation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEaSDqxZVoY

You will find several clubs around the world working to bring “The Queen of the Atlantic” back to life. There are many videos posted. There is no charge for viewing them. Watch as many as you like. The videos run from less than 1 minute up to 7 to 8 minutes.

One particularly realistic video is “Flying in a Lockheed Constellation in the 1950’s”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrXgb8eZIxk

Poke around and be amazed to see how many videos there are. Can you find the video of flames at the rear of the Super Constellation?

About Fred Caruso

Survivor of the crash of Flying Tiger 923. at night, at sea, 500 miles off the west coast of Ireland, with 28 deaths and 48 survivors, September 23, 1962.
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One Response to Restoration Clubs Keep the Super Constellation Alive

  1. Carol Hansen says:

    Hi Fred,

    Thanks for this information. Please send me more cards as everyone wants one. I belong to a couple of airline clubs.

    Thanks and have a great day.

    Carol Hansen

    Sent from my iPad

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