41 Years of Neglect
The Real Condition of CF-TGE
There has been a lot written about
Super Connie CF-TGE. Much hand-wringing with the terms Culture
and Heritage thrown around. "Stealing our Heritage." The
fact is, this airplane has been mostly abandoned, mostly derelict,
mostly un-cared for, and mostly un-loved for the better part of the
past 41 years. From Derry Road, she looks great. An old
girl still strutting her stuff. Up close, is another story.
Whoever winds up with this airplane, and wherever that may
ultimately be, someone has a lot of cleaning up and restoring to
do......a lot! I know, that's what I do for a living ---
actually, I'm retired, so that's what I do to make tired old
airplanes into glamour queens once more.
Compare these with the deHavilland Comet at the Museum of Flight's Resoration Center -- see it here
All landing gears welded
Wing-body attach angles.........and the only engine
Prop hubs all welded
Damage from previous moves
Sure glad there are so many people who really care about this airplane...................
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