Super Constellation L-1049 – HB-RSC
The L-1049. Built in 1955 based on plans by the legendary Howard Hughes, the Super Constellation, also affectionately dubbed Super Connie, initially flew for the US Air Force before then being converted into a fire-fighting plane in the 70s. After more eventful years that followed, the L-1049 was on the verge of disrepair until in 1991 an historical association saved it and made it airworthy again. In 2004, it was rechristened the “Star of Switzerland”, given the logo of its then sponsor Breitling and transported to Switzerland. Since 2007 it has been registered under HB-RSC as a historical plane and is a popular photo op at many flying shows.