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TWA Hotel's Lockheed Constellation L-1649A.
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Connie's Transformation

A team of pros restored the Connie L-1649A — one of only four left in the world!

After purchasing the dilapidated Connie N8083H (she was missing a nose!) in early 2018, MCR/MORSE Development partnered with Atlantic Models/Gogo Aviation to restore her to her original condition. The painstaking work — which included tracking down authentic parts, installing flooring and windows, and outfitting the cockpit with controls — was completed at Maine’s Auburn-Lewiston Airport. Click to see Connie in all her glory! 

 

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Earning Her TWA Wings

 TWA Connie Auburn-Lewiston Airport

The finishing touch: painting her exterior (again) with authentic 1950s TWA livery. Watch her metamorphosis!

Connie's Makeover: Before and After

From beat-up to beautiful: In six short months, the team turned back time for our 60-year-old Connie. Click to see the comparisons. 

 

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Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force.

Meet TWA Hotel's Connie Plane

The 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane has a glamorous past.

Read her resume

Connie's Epic Road Trip

See photos and video of the plane’s journey to JFK.

Watch Her Go

Connie in Times Square

Lights, camera, airplane! Flip through photos of her trip.

Catch her in NYC