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Sep 29 2017

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Breitling to end its support to the Super Constellation Flyers Association

C-121C Super Constellation HB-RSC. (Photo Aldo Bidini (GNU FDL))

There is an end to even the best things. The 14-year-old partnership between the Super Constellation Flyers Association which flies the C-121C Super Constellation HB-RSC and the Swiss watchmaker Breitling is reportedly coming to an end.

Breitling, whose name is strongly associated to aviation, has been a generous donator to many classic aviation projects for years. Breitling was acquired by the British equity firm CVC Capital Partners earlier this year, and seems to be reducing its support for such projects.

Nevertheless, it was Breitling long-standing support that made it possible for the 3,500 members of the association to acquire, restore and fly the Super Constellation, one of only two airworthy examples in the world.

The association is now looking for new sponsors and ways to continue its operations, and the aircraft should keep flying and offering paid rides in the near future. We hope they will succeed in finding new sponsors and keep this extraordinary aircraft flying.

Source: Tribune de Genève

 

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2 comments

  1. Fred

    One of only two flying in the world? There is one flying in Australia plus the Brieitling machine but I understood that there was several flying in the USA.

    1. World Warbird News

      I believe the figure is correct but I could be wrong. Columbine II flew again last year in the US but that was only for a ferry flight and it’s now undergoing further restoration. Other airframes are being restored to airworthiness but haven’t flown yet.

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