A star is born: The Star of Switzerland.
We are proud to welcome another aircraft steeped in history into our ever-growing Aviationtag fleet – the L-1049, manufactured by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Built in 1955 based on plans by the legendary Howard Hughes, the Super Constellation, also affectionately dubbed Super Connie, initially flew for the US Air Force before then being converted into a fire-fighting plane in the 70s. After more eventful years that followed, the L-1049 was on the verge of disrepair until in 1991 an historical association saved it and made it airworthy again. In 2004, it was rechristened the “Star of Switzerland”, given the logo of its then sponsor Breitling and transported to Switzerland. Since 2007 it has been registered under HB-RSC as a historical plane and is a popular photo op at many flying shows. This is the first Aviationtag from an aircraft still in operation. The HB-RSC is one of the very few L-1049 Super Constellations worldwide that are still in service.
Weight: 0.021 kg, Dimensions: 35 x 88 mm, Material: Recycled aircraft skin, Aircraft Type: Lockheed Super Constellation L-1049, Registration: HB-RSC
The Aviationtags are 100% authentic original airplane skin. The origin of the material can be traced back seamlessly all the way to when the plane was first sold and the customers are supplied with important and interesting information on aircraft history in the form of our (b)logbook.
The tags are Made in Germany and for the most part are painstakingly crafted by hand right at the small manufacture in Cologne – where they love to turn something old and wonderful into something new and wonderful.
Each tag is one of a kind with a unique serial number. This allows Aviationtag to step in with its “Lost & Found” service to help reunite you with your Aviationtag if you ever lose it.