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    Maurice Roundy, right, is recognized by August W. Henningsen, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG during a ceremony at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in 2008 marking the beginning of the restoration of one of the few remaining Lockheed L-1649A Super Star aircrafts left in the world. Roundy bought and flew the aircraft to the airport several decades ago.

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    A young student from Omni Camp advances the throttles to gain speed at takeoff from the Auburn-Lewiston Airport in 2001. In the background is one of the two Lockheed Super Constellations owned by Maurice Roundy.

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    Contractors from several local and regional companies work together to construct the massive hangar next to the terminal at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in 2008 that would house the Constellation rebuilding project.

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    The radar dome of the only plane in the giant hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in 2008 where this Lockheed L-1649A Super Star aircraft will be restored.

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    August W. Henningsen, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG addresses the crowd assembled in the newly erected hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport under where this Lockheed L-1649A Super Star aircraft restoration project on November 20, 2008.

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    Photos from the Constellation rebuild project from 2016.

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    Photos from the Constellation rebuild project from 2016.

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    Photos from the Constellation rebuild project from 2016.

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    Part of a section of the wing on the Constellation in 2016.

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    A 2016 Sun Journal file photo of the "Star of Tigris", a version of the Lockheed Constellation known as a Starliner, Lufthansa Airline’s flagship aircraft from the late 1950s and early 1960s as it undergoes a major rebuild inside a hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston airport.

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    A 2008 Sun Journal file photo of the Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft inside it's newly built hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in Auburn during a celebration at the onset of the restoration project.

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    Members of the restoration crew prepare for visitors in the fuselage of the Lockheed Super Constellation aircraft at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport in 2008.

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    Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal Scenes from inside the newly erected hangar at the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport where this Lockheed L-1649A Super Star aircraft will be restored.

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    Inside the Lockheed L-1649A Super Star aircraft in 2008.

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    Workers move scaffolding from the triple-tail section of one of the Lockheed Constellations at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport in August of 2018 as they begin the process of restoring the exterior to it's original markings before being disassembled and moved to JFK airport in New York to be part of a static display at a new hotel. This plane was not the subject of the rebuild although parts were canabalized, however after sitting idle for over 10 years, it was transformed into a non flying attraction at JFK airport in New York within a few short months.

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    Andres Fermin, paints the TWA markings on September 12, 2018 onto what was once a canabalized Lockheed Constellation that was being stripped for parts at the Auburn Lewiston Airport in Auburn Over the past 3 months the plane was restored on the outside to look like it did when in service and then disassembled and transported to JFK Airport in New York where it will be part of a static display at a hotel.

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    Workers from The Cote Corporation move one of the wings of a Lockheed Super Constellation next to it's fuselage, right, onto the tarmac at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Auburn on July 12, 2019. The decades long restoration project of the Super Constellation stalled and is being packed up and shipped back to Germany. The giant hangar at the airport that housed the iconic aircraft is being leased to Elite Airways where they are using it to maintain their fleet.

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