The Scavengers Are Almost Done

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I’ve written before about the dismantling of the last Super Constellation left in Canada. Yesterday, I went to see how the work was progressing and I was saddened to see that the last thing left is the nose gear, standing forlorn in a muddy field near the Toronto airport.

Almost Gone

Further investigation found that they had moved the fuselage and other assorted bits about 1/2 mile away.

Storing The Connie

Rumor has it that the Connie is destined to take a trip to the paint shop where she will once again bear the colours of Trans Canada Airlines. After that, who knows? The best guess is that she will be sent to Washington state for display but groups still are fighting to keep her in Canada.

I can’t bear to see what’s happening to this bird and I can only hope that she will finally find a permanent resting spot where she will be cared for and given the dignity she so richly deserves.

Storing The Connie

3 thoughts on “The Scavengers Are Almost Done

  1. Scavengers? Hardly! As Project Manager for this aircraft for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, I can rightly and honestly say we are the “saviours” of this aircraft. Take a close look and you will see what “great” shape it is in after 41 years of being mostly derelict in Canada. I actually got to watch this aircraft being canabalized in Montreal in 1968 after being abandoned for 3 years. The GTAA has threatened us with cutting up and bull-dozing this airplane for the past 5 years. Like many other great airplanes, I plan to save this one! See me website!

  2. Scavengers? Hardly! As Project Manager for this aircraft for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, I can rightly and honestly say we are the “saviours” of this aircraft. Take a close look and you will see what “great” shape it is in after 41 years of being mostly derelict in Canada. I actually got to watch this aircraft being canabalized in Montreal in 1968 after being abandoned for 3 years. The GTAA has threatened us with cutting up and bull-dozing this airplane for the past 5 years. Like many other great airplanes, I plan to save this one! See my website!

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