C-121C N73544 leaves Camarillo, April 26, 2004
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and say hello to the Breitling Super Constellation.
N73544 has been registered to Daryoush Younesi at Tarzana since 1992. It was built in 1955, and its Lockheed construction number is 4175. It was delivered to the Air Force as 54-0156 on November 1, 1955. The Smithsonian Institute acquired it from storage at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona in June 1972 in order to trade it to Aviation Specialties for the Boeing 307 Stratoliner, N19903 Clipper Flying Cloud. Aviation Specialties registered it as N73544 in March 1973 and retired it in 1976. Globe Air Inc. bought it in February 1981 and sold it to Mehrdad Khoramian in December 1982. It is being leased by a Swiss air tour group.
Now N73544 wears the Breitling "B" on its tail where it used to have an American Flag.
N73544 took off from the Camarillo Airport for what may have been the last time at 10:00 A.M. on April 26, 2004.
The Breitling Super Constellation made one low pass over Runway 26 at the Camarillo Airport and headed away to the north.
It will be flown to Switzerland to fly air tours in Europe. They have a five-year lease with an option to buy.
More photographs of former Camarillo Connie can be seen on the Lockheed Super Constellation Survivors Display.
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