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LEWISTON - Museum L-A is offering a rare second chance to see the Lockheed "Super Star" reconstruction project at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport with behind-the-scenes tours on Saturday, November 12. Participants will sign up for a tour that leaves the Museum at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Available spaces are limited due to a waiting list from the first tour that was sold out. The $15 fee includes the tour and a round-trip bus ticket. Pre-registration is required.

Director of Operations Michael Austermeier leads a Museum-sponsored tour of the "Super Star" project in October. Museum L-A is offering a second opportunity to tour this exciting project under way at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport. "We are pleased that the community is so interested in this project and this new type of programming we are doing," notes Rachel Desgrosseilliers, Museum L-A's executive director. "We will be announcing more 'behind the scenes' tours to showcase the traditions of innovation and skilled craftsmanship that are still happening," she continued. "People are so amazed at what they are seeing."

Reconstruction of this historic airplane has captured the imagination of the L-A communities and has attracted aviation enthusiasts from far and wide. Lufthansa's non-profit foundation purchased three rare Lockheed L-1649A Starliner aircraft in a private sale in Auburn and is overseeing the restoration of one of these aircraft. The "Super Star" was the culmination of propeller driven transport aircraft. Lufthansa Technik began the challenging work in 2008 to restore a historic Lufthansa aircraft to airworthy condition.

A Lockheed L1649A "Super Star," which in 1958 became the first long-haul airliner operated by Lufthansa capable of crossing the Atlantic without refueling, will take to the air again when the reconstruction is finished. Heading up the reconstruction project is Lufthansa veteran Michael Austermeier. With the reconstruction nearing completion, this tour offers a unique opportunity to view the aircraft, learn about its aviation history and learn about the reconstruction process.

For more information or to make reservations, call 207-333-3881 or email Museum L-A is located at 35 Canal Street, Bates Mill Complex, Lewiston.