Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14441 times:
Ahhh here we go again the montly "Let's chip in a tenner and buy this aircraft" thread!
Not forgetting peeps that you won't get 10,000 A.net members to chip in when most of them don't even read the forums, and then of course the maintenance and upkeep of a Tristar - I suppose this one must fuel/maintain itself?
Art From Lebanon, joined Feb 2005, 2937 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14415 times:
This sounds like a cool idea to me. We could have a sort of eBay auction as well where the highest bidder got to fly it. Of course, limited to people with more than 500 hours on MS Flight Simulator. Wouldn't want to compromise safety, would we?
764 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 608 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 14328 times:
Actually it could work out and I'd love to partake in such an endeavor - even with a little more than $56. Plus, I'll be perfectly happy to just occasionally have a moment in the flightdeck...
But of course this won't happen. Although if it did - do you think we could actually fly it? Wouldn't certain countries (no namecalling please ) immediately assume that we are a terrorist organization?
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 11957 posts, RR: 51 Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14171 times:
What happens once you purchase it? You have to pay storage fees and all that other good stuff, insurance, fuel and much much more...... Kinda like what the word boat stands for, "bring out another thousand!"
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3725 posts, RR: 31 Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14131 times:
Quoting MD80fanatic (Reply 1): With 10,000 photographers here on A.net.....I will be assuming there are 50,000 members.
2,800,000 USD / 50,000 members = $56 USD per person.
And as Luv2fly has correctly alluded to, this amount does not even represent the tip of the proverbial iceberg of what the actual costs would be -- for a L-1011 to be put on static display. To fly it, add many more "icebergs" to the cost.
Am hoping the original thread was tongue-in-cheek rather than serious thought.
MD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2623 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14108 times:
Who couldn't afford even 4x that amount....if there was a true groundswell to make it a reality. No doubt it takes determination and vision (and money), but hey....it half of you forum addicts spent half the time you spend typing on here...we'd already be past step one.
What makes dozens of old navy men come together, buy an old cruiser and rebuild her...when the costs are enormous? LOVE!!!! that's the reason.
Isn't there enough LOVE here to make it work?
NOTE: New paint .... and a very decent livery at that (Thai, Martinair style) Blue and White (Please examine your browser frame...making note of A.net's primary colors ). Huh? I smell opportunity here.
Seriously, it would be a great idea to have an A.netter plane. Aren't there any good hearted rich men who could donate a 727 or a 707 which they own just to raise the eyebrows of jealous onlookers? ( Sultan of Brunei kind) They could "donate" to us sans crew, interiors and stickers. We can handle the rest.
Let's fight over livery and logo before buying one. That is needed for proposal.
Captain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 703 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13850 times:
I have a feeling their must be a few people more qualified than me
I'd just have to add L1011 to my name, I love both types equally.
Flying the L1011-500 sim made me respect the Tristar in so many ways.She is far more powerful than I had anticipated, she rockets off after initial climb (at 210,000kg TOW.) The systems (autoland etc) are fantastic, DLC is ingenious.As my first jet experience,I loved every second. Lockheed made an absolute gem.
It's a shame i'll never actually fly on one, although $56 bucks you say?
[Edited 2005-11-10 18:12:08]
Twins,twins, everywhere.... but where are the three holers?