Tag: Lockheed Constellation

That time a USAF EC-121 Warning Star almost landed on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier
"The landing signal officer was frantically trying to wave us off as if he honestly thought that we were serious about trying to land a 'Connie' on his carrier. I really don't know where he got that idea because I'm sure he could see that we didn't even carry a tailhook," Don E. Born, former EC-121 crew member The EC-121,...
This spectacular effect is obtained setting the engines to run rich, or with a high ratio of fuel to air The Lockheed Constellation (dubbed "Connie" by her aircrews) was a propeller-driven, four-engined airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California. By 1951 possibly the most famous of the Lockheed Constellation aircraft line, the much-beloved Model 1049 Super Constellation...