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User currently offlineRunway25 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 122 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2790 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?

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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

This ex-MEA B720 became a restaurant, the "720", in Jounieh, a resort located north of Beirut. It was unfortunuatly destroyed by fire in 2000


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I know that an "Interflug" Tu-134 is now a "Inter café" somewhere in Germany...


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

There are many exposed in meseums here in Germany, here some spectacular stuff, just some few examples, of what is offered:


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and my personal favorite:
D-ABYM

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Very great pics, thanks to the photographers.



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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2652 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.  Smile

OV735


User currently offlineRunway25 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Thanks to all for responding. There are some interesting photos supplied.

User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Sometimes retired aircraft are donated to fire departments for use in ARFF training. IND Received a 727 for such reasons a few months ago.


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2436 times:
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In New Zealand....

There is an old DC3 that customers at a McDonalds near Taupo can use to eat their meal in. As far as I know the customers can also eat in the cockpit!

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Another old DC3 that is used as a Tea room on State Highway 1 in the North Island

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User currently offlineN707PA From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 22 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

There are plenty of airliner restaurants in Korea, Including historic N747PA.

http://www.nhirai.com/airrest.htm


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 2280 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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