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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7459 times:

Ok, This is an idea that came to me, and I do not know if it will work, but that is why I am telling you.

For all of us spotters who are so ticked off at the airport popos, Why don't we all set up a fund where each of us can contribute money from time to time. Now before I go any further, without alot of help from each other, this will take a long long long time. But what we could do, is raise up enough money, and have a Boeing 767-200 painted in Airliners.net colors on one side, and jetPhotos.net colors on the other. Then we could tour the country fighting for our right to spot. We could hire John Travolta as our pilot. Like I said, this would cost a whole lot of money, but who said it isn't worth it.

Ok, Now if you guys think this is stupid, we can lock up the thread and go home, but if there are any serious takers who are good at accounting, by all means, lets get our asses to work, and show those Government Politicians that we are NOT dangerous.

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7396 times:

You want to:

1. Buy a 767-200
2. Maintain a 767-200
3. Hire pilots (and train John Travolta?)
4. Paint a 767-200
5. Convince the FAA to let you fly people around in a 767-200
6. Fly people around to airports

?!


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7398 times:

This would be a perfect Anti-drug commercial.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7397 times:
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Sounds like a great plan. I'm sure that if I look under the sofa cushions I ought to be able to scrounge up somewhere between two and three million dollars toward the 767-200.

But, now that I think about it, I won't donate the money unless the tail of the aircraft features a stylized rendition of my face a la Alaska Airlines. I'm a lot better looking than that eskimo so you can be sure that spotters will flock from all over the world to see the aircraft bearing my visage.

Also, I think a 757-200 would really be much more elegant, and possibly a little cheaper. It would also have the benefit of being able to fly into Midway.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

A Boeing Company Commercial Airplane Group Boeing 747-400, as flown by Singapore Airlines Limited Corp. Company Business Conglomerate would be a better choice. Flown by Singapore Airlines Pilots (like CX_flyboy, only better) and served by Singapore Girls, all of whom would make great wives and who dispense quality tampons.

For shame! You suggested a 767-200, which is not flown by Singapore Airlines!!

Signed,
Singapore Air

Running total of funds raised so far: $0

User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7354 times:

Lindy field- That's an Eskimo? I always thought it looked like Abe Lincoln.......... Smile

User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7339 times:

I have seen you Lindy Field...I think the Eskimo/Abe Lincoln has you beat.  Smile



User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7333 times:

Here are some average prices:

717 = $37 million

737-600 = $44 million

737-700 = $51 million

737-800 = $60 million

737-900 = $64 million

747-400 = $200 million

757-200 = $74 million

767-200 = $108 million

767-300 = $128 million

777 = $200 million

Does it have to be a 767?
$108,000,000 is the price for a brand new plane, we could always buy second hand and then just paint it. Big grin I like this idea!

DC-10


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7332 times:

Amount needed: $108,000,000 + cost of pilots, F/As, MX and fuel.

Amount obtained: $0

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7324 times:

Why A.net and Jp.net? Why not Airlinepics.com?


Go big or go home
User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7312 times:

777236ER-
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy I like that second one...but don't forget to add in-

airport use costs for EVERY airport you land at

contract costs for ground crew...someone needs to fuel, load, push and marshall the plane

full-time pilots (2 are required, and where in the he#l did Travolta come from??)

I think you are going to need a tad more than just a few spotters' donations to cover this...why dont we all buy lottery tickets and hope for the best....100 times in a row!


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5516 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7292 times:

It's never going to happen. It's too much money. NO, IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN. IT'S OVER.

co


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7272 times:

And don't forget: paint, parking fees, maintenance, catering...


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7262 times:

I understood he wanted to pay an airline for it to paint a plane (like Western Pacific used to do).... anyway...... well...... jsut toooooooooooooooo imaginative. But I will contribute with a cent. So, 777236er, put my cent in the amount obtained!

User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7240 times:

Amount needed: $108,000,000.00 + paint, parking fees, maintenance, catering, flight crew, flight attendants, ground crew, landing fees, fuel.

Amount obtained: £0.01

User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7239 times:

Yeah, i'm not sure why everyone is automatiaclly jumping to the conclusion that the aircraft must be purchased, i'm sure there would be airlines out there willing to give up a plane for a short term lease which would probably cost much less....

...still, the massive scale of this plan gives it little chance of happening.


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7240 times:

All joking aside, the government will never back off...at least not for awhile.
I am not calling anyone here dangerous, so don't get me wrong. I worked at an airport before and after 9/11 so I know many of the security measures instated. There is just too much of a chance that someone may try to harm an aircraft while trying to pass as a spotter. I understand that you all like to spot the planes, but think of the bigger picture here. As much as you like to just sit and watch, others like just as much to aim a SAM. With today's chances for terrorisim worldwide, the government just cannot allow people to be that close. Sometimes we all have to give up a little for the security of the entire population. i admire your will to "fight for your right", but maybe you should take up another hobby, at least for the time being.

-Jason
N139j


User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7226 times:

thanks 777!!!!!! Does anybody know how much do airlines charge to lease for....say..... one week, an airplane?

User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7214 times:

Umm yeah this thread should be locked up! Anyways perhaps a little to hopefull, but maybe you could buy an old car in the $1-500 dollar range paint it and drive around the country? Lol!

User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7194 times:

Why don't we buy a Cessna or some other small a*s plane and use that, then put a Travolta mask on a pilot, find some (one) good looking flight attendent (don't think more will fit) and do it that way. We could paint the aircraft and tow a great big streamer as well!


Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7175 times:

I've already called the Center for the Retarded to have BR715 picked up.
You all can visit him there.


User currently offlineN139j From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7158 times:

Greg-
You beat me to it!!

-Jason
N139j


User currently offlineANA777master From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 7129 times:

Great idea until you mentioned that chubby-faced bisexual poser John Travolta. He is unrespected in the aviation sector.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7100 times:

I hope you are being sarcastic!


Go big or go home
User currently offlineBrianhames From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 7119 times:

John Travolta would be the most expensive part of that deal.

You know, we could save A LOT of money by going out into the desert late at night and fire up one of those pickled widebody jets and steal it. Forge up some documents to claim it belongs to whoever, then we'd just need to fund painting. But then there is maintenance, foxy flight attendants, etc.

If you want, I'll steal the 767 for you. I'll just need to brush up with Wilco Pub 767: PIC on flight sim a little before hand. I'll just have to besure to take out the transponder in attempts to avoid an F-15 escot.

Let me know,

Brian


25 Post contains links VonRichtofen : Interested? :P http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1069658/
26 Dash8King : BR715-A1-30 your posts never cease to amaze me. Why stop with a 762? Why not the A380? How about every single airplane that has ever been manufactured
27 Post contains images Continental : Dash8King, according to calculations your plan would take..........32,000 years!!!! co
28 VonRichtofen : Why don't you offer BA 1 pound for a concord?
29 DC-10 Levo : We've got to start saving now. How about buying a second hand 767? There has got to be some lying around in the Mojave desert. We'll save about $50 mi
30 Post contains images N139j : I think the total is still at $0.01 thanks to a very generous donation by our very own Jj! Thanks man! Any other takers? I checked my pockets yesterda
31 Monarch : I am willing to donate $10.00. So, I believe the total is now $10.01! Come on guys donate!!!! Regards Monarch
32 Post contains images DC-10 Levo : We need lots more advertising if we're gonna make the money. How about persuading Johan to put a banner on the forums. We'd get lots more money and ho
33 N139j : DC10- You really aren't serious are you?? This whole idea is a joke...well it might as well be since it will never happen. -jason n139j
34 Post contains images Bapilot2b : In a way this is possible, but woule take a whole lot of work and contributions to work. I would actually recomend a 737 of Aestreus to do the job, th
35 USAFHummer : 767-200: $100,000,000 Flight Crew (yearly): $150,000 Catering: $15.00 per meal Watching this thread turn into one hilarious dream: Priceless Reminds m
36 VonRichtofen : "Then i recon you could do it" I'm sorry, but there's no bloody way. Unless EVERY A.net member was willing to donate their entire income on a monthly
37 DC-10 Levo : Not I'm not serious, but it would be really cool if this could happen. DC-10
38 Dash8King : 767-200: $100,000,000 Flight Crew (yearly): $150,000 Catering: $15.00 per meal Watching this thread turn into one hilarious dream: Priceless LMAO!
39 Continental : USAFhummer, you got it all wrong!! It's not $100,000,000, it's $108,000,000. $150,000 annually for the crew? There's F/As, pilots, engineers, etc. It'
40 Post contains links and images Sushka : I'll just have to besure to take out the transponder in attempts to avoid an F-15 escot. Why don't we just turn it off and save us a transponder?? I
41 Post contains images USAFHummer : Eh, I meant cockpit crew...I figure 100k for the Captain and 50k for the f/o or something like that...lol My apologies in advance (well not so advance
42 Post contains links and images Crank : This is all we need, fresh out of production: View Large View MediumPhoto © Royal S King
43 Crank : ...and I could be the pilot to save some money, but, VFR only please.
44 N766UA : I'll donate 14 cents and a spork. Oh and a Subway napkin.
45 N139j : N766UA- I'll do you one better-I'll donate that subway SUB i have in the fridge that was never eaten! So whats the tally now?? -Jason n139j
46 Soontobepilot : I've been thinking about this, and have come up with a solution... Don't hire a flight crew at all!!! Heck, I could fly the thing. I can get a flight
47 Continental : Hell, I'll even paint the damn thing! They don't require special paint do they? I'm sure the art skills and paint in my garage is fine. co
48 Post contains images VonRichtofen : Speaking of Subs, maybe we could get Jared to sponsor us?
49 Post contains images Jj : I've been checking, and I have a spare safety cards of each aircraft that's been mentioned in this thread, sojust like Soontobepilot dos with the mag,
50 N139j : Well I guess I must budge and put that hard-earned penny in there as well-you forced me Jj! You can cut that sub im donating into enough pieces to cov
51 Jj : Tooooo bad we cannot photocopy in flight meals Jason! Though sometimes they taste as if they were...
52 Post contains images N139j : Yea they can really taste like paper sometimes! -N139j Jason
53 Post contains images Petertenthije : It may be easier and definately a lot cheaper to hire the sides of a Ryanair jet. Since they paint the sides of their planes according to the wishes o
54 Donder10 : We could copy and paste any press release from any LCC for our official press announcements but with a few changes.
55 Qantas744 : Yeah, because it can't be that difficult to change 'plan to buy 200 brand new 737's' to 'plan to buy one second hand 767' can it? I think our aim is b
56 N139j : I know posts are supposed to be relevant, but i just had to make this one- LMAO!! -N139j Jason
57 Post contains images NWA742 : ATTENTION: BR715-A1-30 -NWA742
58 UN_B732 : I am serious about this, and I would love to direct the whole thing. My e-mail is cutekid_vt@yahoo.com A 767 seems a little surrealistic, but getting
59 Dash8King : Well you and BR715 can go and dream about this in your fantasy world. Also UN_B732 how is someone who is 12 going to "direct the whole thing"?
60 N139j : UN_B732- Not only is a 767 surrealistic, the WHOLE IDEA is surrealistic. Not in working order??? What are you going to do? TOW the d@mn thing around t
61 Dash8King : UN_B732- Not only is a 767 surrealistic, the WHOLE IDEA is surrealistic. Not in working order??? What are you going to do? TOW the d@mn thing around t
62 N951U : Without a doubt the silliest of Jacob's rantings.... This will never work, especially with a forum of 12-18 year olds pooling their allowance money fo
63 N139j : ...and years is an understatment! -Jason N139j
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