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Old 25th Mar 2015, 21:26
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Lockheed 10-A restoration

A shop in Newton, Kansas is finishing restoration of a model 10-A - the original "Electra". (Lockheed recycled the name a couple times over 30 years).

My understanding is that this plane was originally delivered in 1937 to Bata Shoe Co. but I have little beyond that, except that when finished, the plane will be ferried back to the Czech Republic to Bata.

If any of our Newton - Wichita area people could fill in more detail, I'd be most grateful!
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Old 25th Mar 2015, 22:12
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Here's another 10A - CF-TCA in the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, at Ottawa Rockcliffe Airport. Four pictures, starting here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/steelh...n/photostream/

Trans Canada Airlines first new aircraft. She used to be airworthy. Sad to see that she is now permanently grounded. I wasn't aware that she had been flown around the world.
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Old 26th Mar 2015, 00:49
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Best detail I've found so far: 1937 Electra being restored for trip home to Prague | The Wichita Eagle The Wichita Eagle

Apparently she was test-flown about 15 March.
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I'm no longer in Wichita but the reporters at the Eagle are a friendly bunch and probably would welcome the interest so why not contact Molly McMillin yourself.
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Old 26th Mar 2015, 07:59
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Apparently she was test-flown about 15 March.
March 12th, according to this AWST article:

Photo Gallery: 1937 Lockheed 10A 'Electra' Restoration | Aviation Week

Looks absolutely gorgeous.

http://www.planes.cz/photo/1206/1206...y-ewk-kewk.jpg
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And here's a video of the test flight...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw-LrBrNS3A
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Looks and sounds aboslutely marvellous doesn't she?

We've been deprived of an airworthy Electra in Europe since Bernard Chabbert's suffered a gear collapse several years ago - anyone know what's happened with that?
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The bottom of the instrument panel doesn't look particularly 'knee friendly' in the event of a mishap!
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L-10-A OK-CTB is enroute to Prague. On Facebook there's a photo of it over the Greenland icecap.
http://www.facebook.com/tocnaairport...719908/?type=1

and

https://www.facebook.com/tocnaairpor...hoto&sk=photos
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Anyone know if it will pass through the UK please?
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A rough plot (subject to change I'm sure) shows it arriving in NE Scotland, Thurso perhaps, then onward to the greater London area.

Then direct to Prague.
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Looks like it's currently in Iceland.

Live(?) tracking here:Sledujte cestu Electry online | Electra se vrací dom? | Aktuality | Flying Revue
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Now appears to be at or overhead Wick.
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Duxford nightstop.
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It occurs to me that the Electra, with first flight of its prototype 23 Feb. 1934, has become the oldest aircraft type to complete a modern Atlantic crossing.

Closest competitor must be the DC-3/C-47.
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It stopped for fuel and sandwiches at EHLE (Lelystad, Netherlands) today before moving on to Germany. I haven't seen any photos yet unfortunately...
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Photos of the aircraft at Duxford can be found here
Duxford Diary (2015) - Page 42.

Also another one from Le Ferte last weekend (image 16) here
La Ferté-Alais Airshow 24th of May 2015 France

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Now at Hof-Plauen (Bavaria), just short of the Czech border.
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It stopped for fuel and sandwiches at EHLE (Lelystad, Netherlands)
Lockheed L.10A Electra N241M

(Dean of aviation photographers WTL is particularly enamoured of this collection)
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