This photo sparked a great discussion over on our Facebook page. It’s an old Bucks County landmark that many remember well; Jim Flannery’s Constellation Lounge on US Route 1 in Penndel. This old airplane, transformed into a restaurant, was a local landmark for many years. One reader recalled, the day of it’s grand opening, a tragic accident occurred involving a young model in a hot-air balloon. Despite its rough start, it thrived for years as a popular eatery and bar. “The Airplane” also served as a navigational beacon for locals. Come through Penndel, pass the airplane, then turn right.
But what ever happened to the airplane? Where is it now? I did a little digging and discovered the details here: