The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!
Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Midwest Aviation Treasures: Touring the TWA Martin 404 and Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
By Carmelo Turdo
The Aero Experience recently visited a Midwest Aviation treasure - the National Airline History Museum at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, MO. The museum originally began as Save-A-Connie, a group dedicated to restoring a Lockheed Super Constellation to flying status in Trans World Airlines colors. This effort has grown into a significant aviation museum that not only has its Super Constellation, but also a Douglas DC-3, Martin 404 and Lockheed L-1011 Tristar under restoration to represent some of the aircraft types flown by TWA. Our hosts at the museum were courteous and professional, and made our visit a valuable aero experience. Come into the aircraft with us, and experience the museum yourself when you are in Kansas City.