StearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 9577 times:
Nearly all the old planes there are on "floorplans" from some financing or leasing entity or other. You can find out from airport management who are the banking parties and contact them on what they may have to sell or liquidate.
Evergreen is another source for old aircraft. They have tons of them at Marana by Tucson.
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B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 9311 times:
If you are just looking for a hulk, your best bet is to contact one of the many scrap dealers that are located around each of the "graveyards". The operators usually sell the frames sans operational parts to the dealers who then strip out everything else usable and then convert it into scrap metal. They would much rather save themselves the scrapping costs (after salvage of parts) and make a few $ out of selling a fuselage hulk.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 8667 times:
With shipping, you could have several options. The 727 and other narrowbodies should be narrow enough to ship by rail, sans tail and wings, which would have to be shipped seperately, though they could still go by rail. BNSF from Mohave to Dallas, then KCSouthern to Mexico. From there, you're on your own. Also, length might be an issue, especially on routes that twist through the mountains. The bird might have to be chopped in half before being loaded onto the railroad car.
For the larger birds, I can't imagine any other way than flying them out of there. The only other way I can think of would be by rail to the port of Los Angeles (if that's even possible), then by ship.
No matter what, it's going to cost.
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Donreith From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 29 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8022 times:
Here's another option: http://www.airplanehome.com/. You should also do a search on eBay. A quick check there turned up the cockpit of a 727 simulator. I'm sure a whole fuselage will be available from time to time.
Ghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5169 posts, RR: 52 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7930 times:
Why bothering going all the way to Mojave?
At CUN there's an old 727 ex. Allegro. You just go to the terminal, ask for the administrator or someone that could help you buying that 727.
At CVJ there are 7 ex. Aerolineas Internacionales 727s. I've heard a week ago that they'll come back with 2 and probably they'll add 2 more. But I know that at least 2 won't get back to the air. You could also go and search for those 727s.
At TLC airport you have 2 ex. 727s from Taesa.
At MEx you have 2 ex. 727s from Taesa. (In fact there were 4, one has been cutted in piece going somewhere and one its a 727-100 that will carry Mexicana's colors at Museo Explora in León city)
And at MTY there are several ex. 727s from Aviacsa/AeroExo.
In Costa Rica I think there are several 732s ex. TACA.... closer to CUN also.
If you still want to go up north, please bring a 747! I would love to go to your restaurant! It's a very nice idea.
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25 Airshowdawg: Finally some real talk about getting a real meal on an airliner Seriously, good luck with this adventure, I hope it becomes reality. Karl
26 Mjcasta: I have thought about inquiring as well. Although, I am more interested in the aircraft as housing. Not so sure if the wife concurs though Seriosly tho
27 Cun757: Thank you all... You know what Ghost... I try in here with this 727, but some people say its from Aviacsa, and some other from Allegro... And when you
28 Spacepope: Search http://www.planemart.com by type. Each airframe has hours and cycles, as well as contact information for the parties selling the planes.
29 Flying-Tiger: @CUN757: moving is no problem, contact one of the larger international logistic companies (i.e. Kuehne + Nagel), they are able to arrange the transpor
30 IMissPiedmont: I truly hate to put a damper on the idea, but I must. My now deceased dad had the same idea 18 years ago. He had the advantage of living in Tucson, wh
31 Ghost77: Cun757, Yeap, I was checking who that 727-200 was and it is from Aviacsa. XA-RXI std and used for spares since 1995. Well if it is impossible because
32 CruzinAltitude: Hmmm. Ive always wondered how much it would be to get just the flight deck from one of those birds. Maybe turn it into a home offce desk. Or better ye
33 Spacepope: If you have a look here http://www.barnstormers.com/listing.php?main=Boeing they have a 767-200 cockpit from one of the ex-TWA birds for sale. Would t
34 Cospn: There is a 747 at TIJ..mabe easier because it is Mexico they may give it to you free to get rid of it..or open one in TIJ >>>
35 Cun757: Thanks Cospn... I knew about this one but its to big... Can you imagine how many tables I need to full that...?