Lockheed L-1049 (C-121C) Super Constellation - VH-EAG

  • C/N - 4176
  • Owner - Historical Aircraft Restoration Society
  • Base - Albion Park Airport
  • Previous Registration Numbers
  • 54-0157
  • N4115Q

Connie as she is now known started her life as USAF 54-0157 when she was delivered to the USAF on the 6th of October 1955. She Subsequently served with the 1608 Air Transport Wing of the Military Air Transport Service in Charleston, South Carolina.

On the 25 of July 1962 Connie was transferred to the Mississippi Air National Guard where she served until the 1st of January 1966 when she was transferred to 183 MAS.

Connie was then transferred on the 14th of February 1967 to the West Virginia Air National Guard, 167 MAS, Martinsburg where she remained until mid 1972 when she was transferred to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 193 Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron in Middletown-Olmstead.

On the 28th of March 1977 54-0157 arrived at the Military Aircraft Storage & Disposition Center at Davis Monthan and was assigned MASDC Production Control Number AACK0201.

On the 5th of November 1977 Connie recieved her last periodic maintainence with a total of 18,452 hours.

In December 1991 Connie was inspected by HARS, on the 22nd of April 1992 Connie was towed to the Pima Air & Space Museum where HARS started the restoration.

On the 23rd of September 1994 Connie went on her first flight since 1977 and was fitted with wing tip tanks. She was also registered as VH-EAG.

on the 3rd of February 1996 she arrived in Sydney, and on the 21st of February 1997 the ownership of Connie was passed to HARS.

Connie is now on dispay at the HARS Museum at Albion Park Airport, and can be seen at most major airshows.

 


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