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Venerable Lockheed Constellation Headed for California Museum

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The oldest remaining Air Force EC-121 Warning Star

A crew of five mechanics from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery, Ltd. of Bellevue, NE, began work in Helena on August 28th to dis-assemble the oldest remaining Air Force EC-121 Warning Star in preparation for the move to its new home at a museum in Atwater, CA. The “Connie” arrived in Helena in July 1981, on a ferry flight from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ when the University of Montana, Helena College purchased the aircraft from the Air Force for $10,000. The aircraft was de-clared surplus in 2009 by the University, and offered to any museum for the taking. The Castle Air Museum is covering the reported $200,000 cost of disassembly, moving, and reassembly of the airplane.

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