Links To Other Constellation Websites

LINKS



ENTHUSIAST

Aeroclipper Video--->Aviation DVDs - fighter, bomber, naval aviation, commercial airliner from World War II to present day. Also naval, submarine and railroad DVDs.

Aero Favourites--->Jan de Hoog's website featuring photos of his ten favorite aircraft. Venture to guess which one is #1 on his list?

Aircraft & Jets of World War II--->This website provides links to info on a wide variety of WW II aircraft.

Arizona Wrecks--->Brothers Cam and Chris Baird have put together a very interesting website about Arizona aircraft wrecks, including L1049H Super Constellation N45516. Complete with photos, maps and accident reports.

Aussie Airliners--->A detailed history and nice complilation of photos of HARS C-121C VH-EAG.

Aviation-Photos--->Marcel Gommers has created a very polished website full of aviation photos. While not dedicated to classic propliners, the website offers enough photos of Constellations and other propliners to make it well worth a visit.

Batcat--->Larry Westin's fascinating website dedicated to the EC-121R aircraft in service with the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing based at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam conflict.

Bob Bogash's CF-TGE Website--->Bob's website is full of information and photos of former TCA Super Constellation CF-TGE from it's birth at Lockheed to it's rescue and restoration by Seattle's Museum of Flight. Bob was the museum's project manager and his website is a "must see" for all Constellation fans.

Constellation Postcards--->Greg Smith’s website features an extensive collection of airline and airport issued postcards of the Lockheed Constellation.

Dean Boys EC-121 Page--->Dean Boys website is dedicated to the EC-121 aircraft and the men who served aboard them. These aircraft patrolled the east and west coasts for over twenty years during the cold war.

De-Havilland Classic Piston Engined Airliners--->Chris Wagstaff's website is dedicated to De-Havilland classic airliners, including the DH84, DH89, DH104 and DH114.

Goleta Air and Space Museum - Constellation--->Brian Lockett has created a fascinating "virtual museum" with many interesting Constellation pictures and facts.

Goleta Air and Space Museum – Super Constellation--->Brian Lockett's companion site featuring the Super Constellation.

Hans-Werner Klein Airplane Photos--->A very professional looking website dedicated to airliner photography. Included is large selection of oldies for the propliner enthusiast.

Iconic Aircraft--->This website features Matt Evan's UK based forum dedicated to the "Appreciation of the World's Finest Aeroplanes"

The Lockheed File--->This website is a cornucopia of information on Lockheed aircraft that have operated in Australia. Included is an "everything you wanted to know" section on the twenty-three Constellations and Super Constellations operated by Qantas.

Old Props--->Paul Middleton has developed the "standard reference" for anyone seeking information on classic propliners, with over a hundred aircraft types included.

Old Wings--->Aviation historian Aad van der Voet's website is packed full of information, articles and photos relating to propliner aircraft.

Project Jenny--->An interesting website about Project Jenny and the "Blue Eagle" NC-121J aircraft that provided television service to troops during the Vietnam War.

Project Jenny Photo Gallery--->Background information and lots of photos about the Vietnam era Project Jenny Program which, in addition to having a psychological warfare mission, provided television and radio service to the troops.

Propliner Magazine--->This British periodical, published quarterly since 1979, is a must for all those interested in vintage "propliner" aircraft.

protito.com--->Henk Tito's photo gallery, which includes some very nice air-to-air photos of the Dutch Aviodrome's Connie arriving in The Netherlands.

Ralph Kunadt’s Airliner Photos--->A very nice website full of photos for the airliner enthusiast. For a special treat, click on the "Propliner Specials" button!

Ruud Leeuw's Classic Airliners--->A wonderful website full of interesting and informative articles, photos and facts for the propliner enthusiast.

Vintage Aviation Pictures--->Michael S. Prophet's excellent website dedicated to vintage aviation

VW-1 All Hands Alumuni Association--->This website is dedicated to all those who served on-board Airborne Early Warning Squadron One (VW-1) the "Typhoon Trackers" from 1948 to 1971

Warbirds of India--->This website is dedicated to the vintage aircraft of Indian. Some interesting tidbits on the three remaining ex-Indian Air Force and Navy Super Connies.

The "Willy Victor" Page--->Wes Mortenson's website is dedicated to the Navy's "Willie Victor" (WV-2/EC-121) aircraft and the men who crewed them during the cold war period of the 1950's, 60's and 70's.

The North Atlantic Barrier "Willy Victors"--->Baldur Sveinsson's website is dedicated to the Navy's "Willie Victor" (WV-2/EC-121) aircraft that were based at Keflavik, Iceland and flew the North Atlantic Barrier until the late 1970's.

The WILLY VICTOR Roster--->Earles L. McCaul's website, which is dedicated to the people who flew, maintained, and supported the US Navy's Lockheed Warning Star and R7V-1 Constellations from June 1945 to June 1982.

Wright R3350 Turbo Compound Engine--->Carl Kuhns' comphrensive webpage on the various variants of the Wright R3350 Turbo Compound engine installed on Super Constellations and other civilian and military aircraft of the era.

WTH Photography--->Willem Honder's website with some very nice photographs of the Dutch Aviodrome Museum's L749A Constellation.

Zoggavia Classic Airliner Photography--->Paul Zogg's website with a huge assortment of classic airliner photos, many of which I have never seen before.


OPERATORS OF CLASSIC PROPLINERS

National Airline History Museum--->Based at Kansas City Downtown Airport, the NAHM owns Super Constellation N6937C, which for many years was operated on an extensive US airshow schedule. The aircraft is currently on static display in the museum's hangar but there are plans to make her airworthy. In addition to the Super Constellation, the group owns Martin 404 N145S and DC-3 NC1945, which is currently under restoration.

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS)--->HARS restored the last Constellation to leave the boneyard at Davis Monthan AFB, flew it across the Pacific Ocean to Australia and now operates the beautifully restored VH-EAG on the Australian airshow circuit.

Historical Flight Foundation (HFF)--->While HFF doesn't operate a Constellation, they operated DC-7B N836D, painted in 1950's era Eastern Airliners colors, in 2010/11. The aircraft has been on static display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, NC since experiencing an engine failure in November 2011.

Skyclass Aviation--->This South African company operates 3 DC-4's (ZS-AUA, ZS-AUB, and ZS-BMH) and 3 DC-3's (ZS-BXF, ZS-CAI and ZS-LVR) on charter to destinations in Africa and to islands in the Indian Ocean.

Stratocruiser.org--->This organization was formed in 2010 with the goal of restoring a military C-97 transport to a civil Stratocruiser. Check out their website for the latest details on this very ambitious and exciting project.

Super Constellation Flyers Association (SCFA)--->This Swiss based group ferried the "ex-Camarillo Connie", now known as the "Breitling Super Constellation", from Camarillo, CA to Basel, Switzerland where it arrived May 8, 2004. It is current participating on the European airshow circuit jointly operated by the Constellation Historical Society and the SCFA.


MUSEUMS

Aerospace Museum of California--->The museum is located at the former McClellan AFB in Sacramento, CA. The museum officially opened in 1986 as the McClellan Aviation Museum but was converted to a private foundation when the base closed in 2001. The museum was renamed the Aerospace Museum of California in November 2005 and is home to EC-121K BuNo 141309.

Air Mobility Command Museum--->The museum is located at Dover AFB in Dover, Delaware. They are currently restoring Super Constellation N1005C that sat atop a restaurant in Penndel, Pennsylvania for many years. In addition to the Super Connie, the museum has a number of other "propliners" in their collection.

Aviodrome Lelystad Airport--->Unfortunately, the website is in Dutch. The Aviodrome is based at Lelystad Airport in Holland and features the beautifully restored Constellation N749NL, which is currently on static display. In addition to the Constellation, the group operates an ultra-rare DC-2 on the European airshow circuit.

Combat Air Museum--->The Combat Air Museum, located in Topeka, Kansas is home to EC-121T, 52-3418 . In addition to this Super Constellation, the museum boasts a fine collection of military aircraft.

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum--->The museum, located at the old Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois features EC-121K (WV-2) 141311 in US Navy colors. In addition, the museum has a number of other aircraft in its collection which would be of interest to the propliner enthusiast.

Peterson Air and Space Museum--->Housed in the original 1941 era Colorado Springs Municipal Airport passenger terminal at Peterson AFB, the museum's collection includes military aircraft and missiles. A must-see for the propliner enthusiast is EC-121T 52-3425, which was recently restored and has an interior virtually intact from its active duty days.

South African Airways Museum Society--->The SAA Museum Society owns the beautifully restored L1649A Starliner ZS-DVJ. It was recently the recipient of a beautiful Trek Airways paint scheme, compliments of South African Airways, and is scheduled to be transported by road from Johannesburg International Airport to Rand Airport, Germiston.

Air and Space Museum Links--->Vic Saini has compiled a comprehensive list, with associated internet links, of air and space museums throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.


MISCELLANEOUS

Atlantic Models--->Roger Jarman's Atlantic Models offers a full range of professional quality airliner models ranging from classic Sikorsky flying boats, to Constellations, Stratocruisers and most other prop liners, to current production airliners such as the B777.

HistoryNet.com--->A short history of the "Legendary" Lockheed Constellation.

Jack Frye Aviation Pioneer Blog--->Jack Frye was the first President of Transcontinental & Western Airlines, known today as TWA. The website contains many photographs, articles and a history of this aviation pioneer, who blazed the very first trails in worldwide air travel.

Moving Through The History of Flight:Inventors and Innovators--->An interesting compilation of information on the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindberg.

TWA Active Retired Pilots Association (TARPA)--->Lots of Constellation goodies in this website created and maintained by a group of retired TWA pilots.

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----Created 28 February 2004------Updated 23 March 2017----