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Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation N6937C was displayed at the Rockin' Airfest 2005 at the Van Nuys Airport on Sunday May 15. It arrived on Friday, May 13 at a quarter to one in the afternoon. It is the last airworthy Super Constellation in the United States.
The Lockheed construction number of the Star of America is 4830. It was initally registered as N540V by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. It was delivered to Slick Airways in September 1957 and given its current registration of N6937C. Bal Trade Inc. bought it in November 1968 and sold it to Aircraft Airframe Inc. in June 1971. Aviation Specialties acquired it in February 1973 and sold it to Globe Air Inc. in June 1981. Paul Pristo bought it in October 1985 and donated it to Save A Connie Inc. in December 1986. The Save A Connie Foundation is now known as the Airline History Museum at Kansas City.
L-1049H, N6937C is equipped with spray bars for aerial application of pesticides at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona on May 4, 1974.
L-1049H N6937C at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona on August 23, 1979. Photo courtesy Jay Goetz.
L-1049H, N6937C and VC-121B, 48-0608 in the Globe Air Inc. yard at Falcon Field, Mesa, Arizona on December 31, 1981.
L-1049H, N6937C at El Toro MCAS on April 28, 1991. It was refitted with a longer nose and wing tip tanks and named Star of America by Save A Connie Inc.
L-1049H, N6937C at El Toro MCAS on April 28, 1991.
Link to the The Lockheed Super Constellation page.
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