Remarks: Poetry in Flaming Motion. Front port side view of HARS 'Connie' VH-EAG, painted in 'Pseudo Qantas' livery, rolling for take-off on Avalon's Rwy 18. Connie (with Landing and Anti-Col Lights on) is shown during her Night 'Exhaust Flame' Display which featured engine Exhaust Flames (from her Wright Cyclone 18 Cylinder R-3350s). This photo of Classic Super Constellation Cn 1049F-4176, named 'Southern Preservation', was taken at dusk (1955 hrs) at the 2013 Avalon International Night Airshow on Friday 01Mar2013.
Remarks: (Built 1954) about to land on Rwy 26 at the end of a local flight around the Illawarra region. Ex USAF 54-0157, it was delivered new to the 1608th Military Air Transport Wing based at Charleston, South Carolina on October 6th, 1955.
Remarks: Some say she's the most beautiful aeroplane in Australia...all we know is she's called the Connie! Getting airborne with her R-3350s belching flame and gear starting to come up at Wings Over the Illawarra 2011.