Runway25 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 122 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2712 times:
I am aware that a small percentage of aircraft instead of being broken up after their "flight life" are sold off as "attractions". Attractions such as restaurants, bars, office accommodation, etc., etc. Where are these such aircraft attractions in the world? Is there one near you?
OV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 913 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2574 times:
During the Soviet times it was common that old turboprops like An-8, An-10 and An-12 were used as shooting practice grounds, pioneer/comsomol centres etc. There's a An-10 or An-12 just a little off from my hometown, it was used for similar purposes. I discovered that I haven't taken any photos of that aircraft. Once I do, I'll share them.
DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2202 times:
The 58th Convair 880 is now serving as a restaurant at East London, South Africa.
Also, here in Colorado, there is a little town north of Denver called Erie. . .they had a Convair 990 with wings that served as a restaurant right next to the local runway. I ate there once, years ago, and the next time I went to eat there a few years later, it was gone. It was my only experience in a Convair of any kind. Pretty neat to sit in a four-engined a/c as wide as a DC-9.
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