KANSAS CITY – Our reader Joe Vaughan gives us an update on the Airline History Museum in Kansas City.
He tells us that a group of retired TWA employees and airline history enthusiasts have developed a fascinating museum at Downtown Airport. The last of the Super Constellations (“Connies“) is there and they recently acquired the last airworthy TWA Lockheed L-1011.
The L-1011 was one of the last two in the U.S., and an angel named Paul Pristo donated the plane to the museum. The FAA came in and permitted it to travel on a special airworthiness certificate. Anyone who cares about American aviation needs to cheer the rescue, as it is a critical part of American aviation history, and now it has been preserved.
For those who have forgotten about the L-1011, it was a great plane, but it never found a wide market. Nevertheless, TWA was one of the major operators of the plane, along with Pan Am and Delta.
See more about the plane at: http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/1707369.html
Visit the museum at http://www.ahmhangar.com/