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Photos by Fritz Rethage
& Wheels Expo 2001
Teterboro Airport, June 2d & 3rd, 2001
Sponsored by The Aviation Hall of Fame &
Museum of New Jersey
& Military] [B-17 Yankee Lady] [Various
aircraft] [Antique Cars]
"The Spirit of Freedom"
Douglas C-54E (DC-4) Skymaster USAAF s/n 44-9144
Speed: 215 mph, Range: 2500 m, Max weight: 73,000
(4) P&W R-2000 engines -- 1450 hp
The "Spirit of Freedom" is a flying museum commemorating the Berlin Airlift of
1948-49 that broke the Russian strangle hold on Berlin. The plane is supported and
maintained by your generous gifts and the sacrifice of many volunteers. Captain Tim Chopp
and his crew have flown the Spirit all of the the world since 1988, including a return
visit to Berlin in 1998. The airframe has 26,520 hours.