Complete Reassembly

Constellation CF-TGE

After paint stripping, the airplane was completely reassembled, to ensure no problems when the airplane arrives in Seattle, and to facilitate further paint stripping and repairs to the undersides of the horizontal stabilizer and outboard wing panels.

 Ralph Pettersen

The radome is installed, followed by the massive triple tail.


Starting to look like a real Connie now.

Next come the outboard wing panels


And the tip tanks

Four repaired nacelles mounted on the firewalls


Props on


And, Ladies and Gentlemen....We have an airplane!

That's a Frontier Airlines Airbus A320 in the background.  I'd say our airplane holds her own.

Photos by Kevin Lacey, Ralph Pettersen, Empire Aero.  Used with permission.

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