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Lockheed EC-121 Constellation (N422NA) - Departing AirVenture 2023 on runway 18R
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Lockheed EC-121 Constellation (N422NA)

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Departing AirVenture 2023 on runway 18R

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befreefilm
Rod Lewis is our hero!
One of my favourite aircraft 👍
Russ Brown
Beautiful! Flew on a Connie out of the Sandpoint Naval Air station in the mid 1950s.
terry kelsey
Flew on one from Tachikawa AFB to Wake Island to Hickam Field Hawaii to California. 1961 Loved every minute of it.
ken kemper
Saturday's Departure....
wish it had made a highspeed pass for us but I guess right in the middle of the Air Show.

Great shot Todd.
jesse kyzer
this a/c has some unique history @:
https://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=11027
Kashyap Majmudar
Most Iconic Piston Engine Airplane , and Recognized with the Three Radars . Beautiful Photo.
Keith Brown
@terry kelsey Tachikawa, haven't heard that in a LONG time. And you did it 2 years before I was born! Happy Veteran's Day to you sir!
Thomas Shenstone
The first flight of my life was in a Trans Canada Airlines Constellation across the Atlantic, in 1960: Halifax - Prestwick - London. It might have been the one in the Museum in Seattle.
Tim Segulin
Thomas Shenstone - any relation to Beverley Shenstone the Supermarine aerodynamicist?

Coincidentally I live in Halifax and just flew to London.
MARK LALLY
What a great photo of a great airplane!
MrTommy
Absolutely LOVE this plane and this shot.
Brian Rushfeldt
one awesome majestic airplane.
Francis Nusspickel
Flew a Picket Aircraft out of Otis AFB. Great aircraft.
Don Campbell
Beautiful aircraft!
cajr001
It looked so large in its time! Beautiful airplane
Nicholas Kostoff
Beautiful. Original Queen of the Sky.
Robert Sloane
such a gorgeous aircraft thanks for posting
John Shearer
Flew as F/O on Eastern Air Lines Connies before they were retired in '67. Way better looking aircraft than how it flew especially if the control boost was turned off or failed. Then it became a two pilot machine to fly. Not complaining really, she was one helluva a ride for a 22yo kid to get his hands on.
Gene Bell
I flew as a crewmember on the Pacific Routes from 1958-1960 with VR-7 in Air Force markings, but they were never painted as nice as this.
Great photo.
Lee Richey
The first time I ever flew on an airplane was on a TWA Super Constellation in about 1956 when I was 9 years old. I had been visiting my grandparents in Kansas and flew from Kansas City back home to Las Vegas. I only remember that the flight was uneventful and the flight attendants paid a lot of attention to me and made sure I had anything I needed. They also escorted me into the cockpit where I got to see what the pilots did. Special memory!
adelma
Lockheed 'Skunk Works' used 3 of these for 'local shuttle service' for folks working on the Black Birds. Great airplanes; nice photo!
Todd RoyerPhoto Uploader
I had a feeling this photo would draw some interest, but this is great thank you all for the positive comments and personal experiences.
Eric Strodthoff
The Connie is classic. Pick 5 airframes that are iconic and awesome, she's one. Nice shot!
Carlyle Swofford
Beautiful aircraft and a superb shot.
George General
My uncle flew those beautiful machines for Lufthansa.
Mike Matthias
I flew to Mcmurdo Station in the Antarctic on a AirDevRon6 C121. Smoothest landing I've ever had on an ice runway! You couldn't tell when the wheels touched down.
fmj bld
Great shot ! Like a flying dolphin.
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