"EVENING STAR"by MIKE MACHAT
Limited Edition: $95
Framed Limited Edition: $785
S/N by the Artist
Image Size: 23.25" x 13.75"
Paper Size: 29.5" x 22"
Plane Type: Lockheed Model 1049G Constellation
The absolute zenith of the piston era, Lockheed's Model
1049G Constellation epitomized elegant air travel
during the mid-1950's. Inbound from Europe, Trans
World Airlines Ambassador Flight 863 originating in
Frankfurt, Germany operated as "through service",
and became Flight 269 to Los Angeles. Enjoying a
magnificent view of the San Bernardino Mountains at
dusk, the "Star of Windsor" enters Los Angeles airspace.
As the last glow of daylight fades from the eastern sky, a
lone star appears visible above the horizon. Whether it
is this elegant airliner's namesake, or the lone celestial
body, on this Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24,
1955, it is indeed a very special "Evening Star".
Evening Star by Mike Machat(Constellation: TWA:)@vbader.com