"the Flying Dutchman"

The Netherlands builds on! And nowhere was that better visible than at Schiphol. Public interest for the newest acquisition of KLM in 1946, the Lockheed Constellation L-049 PH-TAV "Venlo"

KLM REGRISTRATION ---

  MODEL ---

CONSTRUCTION #

PH-TAV

049-46-59

2069


NAMED ---

IN KLM SERVICE ---

OUT KLM SERVICE

Venlo

06Sep46

19Jul50




Capital Lockheed 049 Constellation - N86531 - Capitaliner United States

Sold by KLM to Capital Airlines July 1950 as N86531. Sold by United Airlines August 8, 1961 to Modern Air; ended as a restaurant in Santiago, Chile


A Bit Of Trivia

Quoted from - Maine Antique Digest
"Skinner's Science And Technology Sale held April, 2002, Boulton, Massachusetts -
a circa 1950 cast-iron agent's model of the United States, a
Capital Airlines Lockheed Constellation N86531,
made by Raise Up, Rotterdam, Holland, with a 28
inches wingspan, $940"


The "Connie"   - There are nine surviving Lockheed Constellations in the United States, including two L049's. Seven of them can be found in Arizona. Four of those are airworthy. They're all on this site.


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