The Super Constellation Flyers Association of Switzerland operates one of the world’s last flyable Connies from their base in Switzerland.
In August of 2014, our correspondent Chris Mak visited the operation and enjoyed a pleasure flight touring the Swiss Alps from the comfort of the Connie, based from Bern airport. The Swiss Constellation is essentially a flying museum that is kept in safe airworthy conditions complying to Swiss air-worthiness standards.
Up until a few years ago the aircraft was sponsored by Breitling, the famous precision watch maker. Unfortunately they pulled their sponsorship at the end of the 2016 flying season, and as a result the Connie did not fly in the summer of 2017.
The future looks bright for the 2018 flying season for the Swiss Connie and the aircraft is planned to operate to European airshows for the summer, once again making it possible to enjoy a Connie flight. Anyone is welcome to join the Super Constellation Flyers Association of Switzerland, and membership in the society brings the opportunity to purchase a seat on one of the many pleasure flights conducted by the aircraft each summer season. At JetFlix TV we highly recommend our viewers to support this worthwhile organization. For more information CLICK HERE.
In this amazing video filmed by Chris Mak, we feature footage of the taxi and take-off, and amazing inflight footage from the passenger cabin as the Connie majestically weaves her way through the towering Swiss Alps. A photo chase plane also accompanied the Connie and we feature some brief in-flight air-to-air views of the Connie as well. At the end of the film, the Swiss L-1049 Super Constellation lands back at the beautiful Bern airport.
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