Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Long Legs


  1. The founder of Lake Havasu City, one Richard McCulloch, used as least three Connies to fly 'civic leaders' in to kick start the new city. McCulloch also invented the chain saw. The world laughed at him when he bought the old London Bridge and had it shipped to the desert. They laughed again when he paid double because he hadn't understood the bid terms at auction. But he got the last laugh and how.


  2. That was "Ike's" Connie. It took the crew that salvaged it a year to get it up to code enough to get a ONE WAY/ ONE TIME airworthiness certificate, and fly it to the restoration shop. It will take years to restore to a "zero time" aircraft.---Ray PS there is a video on u-tube if it's still up.