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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.


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Eastern Air Lines N836D, Douglas DC-7B.
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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. Thanks for watching, I hope you like and please don` t forget to rate.

Lockheed EC-121 Super Constellation Take-off from Camarillo 1/14/12
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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.

Breitling Super Constellation HB-RSC at Sion Air Show 2011
Startup, takeoff, a couple of passes and landing, everything with fire-spitting engines and great sound of course. Really got the shakes on takeoff!

Qantas 'Connie' Super Constellation Takeoff with flames (1080p HD)
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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 http://www.ahmhangar.com Airline History Museum Hangar 9 201 NW Lou Holland Drive Kansas City, MO 64116 816.421.3401 800.513.9484 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_Constellation 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 Constellation. 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 included hydraulically-Boosted 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. Tags Clymer Antique Vintage Classic Motorcycles Plane Airplane Lockheed Super G Constellation L-1049G Connie Airline History Museum Propeller TWA Howard Hughes Dwight D. Eisenhower Wright R-3350-93 turbo Crash P-38 Lightning de Havilland Comet Boeing 707 Douglas DC-7 DC-8 Convair 880 Ace Ventura Aviator Voyager Excalibur C-121 Maintenance Troubleshooting Repair Manual Service Shop

Lockheed Constellation Night Take Off
Awesome Night time clip of a Lockheed Constellation Taking Off With the Exhausts flaming Copyright as Stated,

Super Constellation smoky start up
The SCFA Super Connie starts engines at Geneva on 5th June 2005

Douglas DC-3 Start-up in Stereo
DC-3 at the Helsinki-Malmi (EFHF) airport.

Lockheed Constellation L749 N749NL Comeback
Fine restored L749 takes to the air. Dutch Aviation Museum Aviodrome's pride goes airborne at EHAM/SPL airport after succesful restoration.

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.

Rockwell B1B Lancer Full Afterburner Takeoff
USAF Rockwell B1B Lancer Full Afterburner Takeoff from Avalon Airport on Day 1 of Avalon International Airshow 2011.

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.

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