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Greenwood Lake (4N1) Airport

Checking oil level before take-off at Greenwood Lake (4N1) Airport. That is one of four 18 cylinder Wright R-3350 engines on a "Connie" behind me. (The Constellation, the "World's Finist Trimotor", but that's another story.)

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Registration N9412H (delivered as Air France's first Constellation June 1946 as L049 F-BAZA) is parked adjacent to a flight school and cafe at Greenwood Lake Airport in West Milford, New Jersey. It was sold to Frank Lembo Enterprises in May 1976 for $45,000 for use as a restaurant and lounge, and flown into the airport in July 1977. It was sold to the State of New Jersey along with the airport in 2000, and the interior was refurbished and used as a flight school office in 2005.

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Note: The Constellation was the last aircraft Orville Wright flew on in 1944. He commented that the Constellation's wingspan was longer than the distance of his first flight.

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