Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation engine start up
This is the Lockheed C-121C Super Constellation "Connie" VH-EAG operated by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (http://www.hars.org.au/2009/05/the-connie/) firing up engine number 1 at the 2011 Australian Air Show. This was the closing night, Sunday March 6.
Eastern Air Lines N836D, Douglas DC-7B.
Built in 1958, and delivered to Eastern Air Lines, during January 1958. In
service for only 5 years, before it was sold to the Nomads Flying Club. It
was their first airplane. After only 5 years, it was re-sold. Mostly parked
for 32 years, before being ferried from dowtown Minneapolis airport in
September, of 2004. After a lengthy and thorough restoration, it is almost
ready to return to the skies.
Spectacular Lockheed Super Constellation visual Approach - Paris Air Show 2013 ( HD )
The Lockheed Super Constellation was built between 1943 and 1958. 856
aircrafts were produced during these 15 years. I have tried to catch the
Super Constellation with the well known nick name "Super Conni" since many
years but it was never flying to an airport near my home airport. This time
we decided to drive 500 km (320 miles) to Paris with one goal: Getting a
good video and a good picture of this old lady. I am very content with the
result because this visual approach was very impressive in my opinion.
Thanks to " Breitling Super Constellation" for keeping this beauty in the
air. Last year they had to cancel all flights due to technical problems.
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Lockheed EC-121 Super Constellation Take-off from Camarillo 1/14/12
Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star Super Constellation (Connie) , AF Serial No.
After 15+ years on the ground and a 7 year restoration Effort this Cold
War Era United States Air Force airborne early warning radar surveillance
(AWACS) aircraft has been cleared by the FAA for a Ferry flight to The
Yanks Air Museum Chino, California.
Pure Jet Engine Afterburner Sound "Without Music".
The high pitch whine and hiss you here is caused by the Avpin starter,
which is on the front of each engine, this produces a rush of gases, into a
primary turbine which winds the engine up to 34% within 9 seconds. By that
time fuel is being pumped to the engine and its dragging its own air, a
very simple way of starting jet engines in the days before electric
starters.The two wheeled trolley under the starboard wing is known as a
trolley Ack,it uses 2 12v lorry batteries, this gives us 24V which is the
minimum voltage required to run all the pumps, etc prior and during the
start of each engine. (28v is the 'peak' voltage)
The wire (a 'bigun') runs from the trolley ack to the 'power in' point in
the starboard wheel well
In the old days walnuts were used to clean the old smokers (jets) - just
toss them in with engine on.Explosive devices could also be detonated to
get the jet turbine spinning if no AGE equipment was available (eg
emergency) This method was sometimes used on older United States jet
engines,if anyone has got video of this please put it on YouTube, it sounds
like a great thing to see.
The only way to describe what it sounded like,well stick a air hose in your
ear and pull the trigger,yeah it was awesome and kinda painful,a incredible
white noise when near the engine,it was only when I got further away that
the jet engine roar was audible.
Clymer Manuals Connie Startup 2011 HoAME Rally Lockheed Martin Super G Constellation Video Plane
http://www.clymer.com Clymer Manuals was on hand for the start up of the
Connie Super Constellation L-1049G as part of the 20th Heart of America
Motorcycle Enthusiasts Motorcycle Rally.
See the Lockheed Super G Constellation Connie fire up as part of the 2011
HoAME Heart of America Motorcycle Rally.on the lift
Airline History Museum
201 NW Lou Holland Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116
In 1986 a group of Kansas City based aviation enthusiasts decided they were
going to find, acquire, and restore to like new condition a Lockheed Super
G Constellation, model L-1049G. They found a derelict Connie, registration
number N6937C, in storage at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona. It was one of
the last Constellations off Lockheed's assembly lines in 1958, and was
built as a cargo plane for Slick Airways.
Indeed, Kansas City was probably the only place in the world where this
transformation could have taken place. There was a core of retired TWA
employees living here: pilots, flight engineers, mechanics, hostesses, etc.
All specialists in every aspect of propeller driven aircraft in general,
and Constellations in particular.
After 18 months in the hangar at Kansas City Downtown Airport, the Connie
emerged, resplendent in her new Save A Connie livery. The Lockheed
Constellation was converted from cargo to passenger configuration. She
promptly began flying the Airshow circuit, where she continues to awe and
inspire. In the late 90's, employees from TWA's Kansas City overhaul base
donated a completely new paint job in the original TWA colors.
The Star of America has been involved in television and movie releases, as
well as several television commercials. It was featured in the Arts and
Entertainment documentary entitled First Flights, narrated by Astronaut
Neil Armstrong, and the motion picture, Voyager starring Sam Shepard
released in the U.S. in 1992. The Connie was also used for interior scenes
for the movie, Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls, in 1995, starring Jim
Carrey. You also see this Super Constellation in The Aviator starring
Leonardo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes.
The Lockheed Constellation Connie was a four engine each with 18 pistons of
Radial design, the Wright R-3350 (also used on the Boeing B-29
Superfortress, C-97 Stratofreighter and Douglas DC-7) propeller-driven
airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank,
California, USA, facility. A total of 856 aircraft were produced in four
models, all distinguished by a triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped
fuselage. The Constellation was used as a civilian airliner and as a U.S.
military air transport plane, seeing service in the Berlin Airlift. It was
the presidential aircraft for U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower Columbine
I, II and III.
Since 1937, Lockheed had been working on the L-044 Excalibur, a four-engine
pressurized airliner. In 1939, Trans World Airlines TWA, at the
encouragement of major stockholder Howard Hughes, requested a 40-passenger
transcontinental airliner with 3,500 mi (5,630 km) range - well beyond the
capabilities of the Excalibur design. TWA's requirements led to the L-049
The Constellation's wing design was close to that of the P-38 Lightning,
differing mostly in scale The distinctive triple tail kept the aircraft's
overall height low enough to fit in existing hangars while new features
controls and a thermal de-icing system used on wing and tail leading
edges.The plane had a top speed of over 340 mph, a cruise speed of 300 mph,
and a service ceiling of 24,000 ft.
The advent of jet airliners, with the de Havilland Comet, Boeing 707,
Douglas DC-8 and Convair 880, rendered the piston-engined Constellation
obsolete. The first routes lost to jets were the long overseas routes, but
Constellations continued to fly domestic routes. The last scheduled
passenger flight of a four-engined piston-engined airliner in the United
States was made by a TWA L749 on May 11, 1967 from Philadelphia to Kansas
City, MO. However, Constellations remained in freight service for years to
come, and were the mainstay of Eastern Airlines' shuttle service between
New York, Washington, and Boston until 1968.
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Rare 1933 Lockheed Vega, first flight post restoration.
This is John Magoffin's rare 1933 DL-1 series Lockheed Vega (DL stands for
"Detroit Lockheed") and is the only one left of the 9 built with a metal
fuselage. This post restoration flight took place on the 110 anniversary of
the Wright brother's first flight.
DC-3 Short field landing
This is the proper way to land a DC-3 on a short strip. Nose down to kill
all lift and get maximum pressure on the landing gear, apply full brakes,
let the tail down gently when the speed drops and you end up with a ground
roll of 300 meters. This day there was a five knot crosswind from the left
so the wind didn't help much to lower the landing speed.