Welcome on board of the SCFA
Photo: Hanni Gloor
«Save the Connie Video»
Video 1 by David Andres - click here - Video 2 by David Andres - click here - Video 3 by David Andres - click here
Our Administration and Shop will be closed from December 18, 2017 to January 5, 2018.
Please note that the last ordered goods will be sent from the Shop on December 15, 2017.
We send you and your families warm Season's Greetings and wish you all Happy New Year!
SCFA - Administration and Shop
The Connie will fly again in 2018
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the assembly of Connie owners approved the plans and decisions made by the SCFA board members, and unanimously voted in favor of all requests presented by the board. The 2016/2017 annual report as well as the 2016/2017 annual financial statement were approved and authorized; additionally, the 2017/2018 budgetary plans were also authorized. The association assembly has herby laid the foundation for a thorough inspection of our “Grand Old Lady” during the coming winter months which will help get the Connie back to an airworthy status by the spring. If all goes well, we expect the FOCA (Federal Office of Civil Aviation) to sign off on our work, and issue a “permit to fly” to HB-RSC.
New SCFA board members
The SCFA board has to seek replacements for three of its members who announced their premature retirement; Markus Weishaupt (President), Arnold “Noldi” Freund (Director of Maintenance), and Rainer B Sauder (Director of Marketing and Sponsoring). The following new members have been appointed; Hans “Breiti” Breitenmoser (President), Monika Pieren (Director of Marketing and Sponsoring) and Rolf Harlacher (Director of Maintenance).
With the addition of the above members, the board will once again be complete. Ernst Frei (Director of Operations) and Urs Peter Naef (Director of Public Relations and Communications). The panel is completed by the extended board members, Peter Manzoni (Director of Finances) and Marko Mrkonjic (Director of General Services).
Our team of Maintenance volunteers and specialists is once again complete and eager to get started on the work required in order to receive the “permit to fly” in the spring of 2018. Thanks to the generous support of “Swiss Airlines”, the Super Constellation will be allotted its own space in the Maintenance hangar for 6 months at concessionary terms.
Over the past weeks and months, we have once again experienced the incredible support and generosity of our Super Constellation community. To date, donations and monetary confirmations totaling CHF 1.1 Million. In spite of these monumental efforts which we are incredibly thankful for, our association is still in need of an additional CHF 1 Million in order to complete all the necessary maintenance inspections and repairs. Every Franc, Euro, or Dollar counts, no amount is too small (for additional information please refer to our article, “Save the Connie-Donations”)
Additional information regarding the Association Assembly, required maintenance tasks, and information regarding the new board members will be disseminated via our SuperLetter 2/2017 in December.
Fly, Connie, fly- in May!
«Save the Connie Donations»
Connie fans care - more than 1 million Swiss francs have already been donated or loaned to the cause of saving the Connie. However, in order to continue with our project, we are still one million Swiss francs away from reaching our goal. Donations can now be made via our e-shop!
The SCFA would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of the Connie fans for their generous support. Fly Connie, fly!
Connie-Fly-Donations by 13 December 2017 - 7 am
In order to get our Super Constellation to soar the skies again, donations of any amount would be highly apprediated and welcome. We will raffle off 35 x 1 ticket for a 45 minute sight seeing flight on board the Connie among all people who make a financial contribution to the "Connie Fly" project.
Account information for donations in CHF ... for donations in EUR ...for donations in US-$
Account PostFinance AG, CH-3030 Bern PostFinance AG, CH-3030 Bern UBS Switerland AG, CH-4002 Basel
Owner Super Constellation Flyers Association Super Constellation Flyers Association Super Constellation Flyers Association
Titled «Connie Fly» CHF «Connie Fly» EUR «Connie Fly»
IBAN CH42 0900 0000 4167 5930 8 CH09 0900 0000 9188 6565 8 CH98 0029 2292 5449 1060 V
Account-Nr. 41-675930-8 91-886565-8 292-544910.60V
BIC POFICHBEXXX POFICHBEXXX UBSWCHZH80A