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User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

A few years back, I was in Cocoa Beach, FL, and decided to take a ride out to the space center and look through the museums and exhibits. On my way there, I passed a pile of red, white, and blue garbage on the side of the road that looked sort of like an airplane. I glanced at it a few times and kept going. On my way back, I was waiting for it and slowed down to get a good look at it. I thought it was an old plane, like a DC-6 or something. I asked my father-in-law about it at dinner that night and he told me that it was some old model of a supersonic airplane. It was my last day there, so I couldn't go back. Was it the 2707? If anyone can elaborate on this, please do!

Thanks in advance,

Gene

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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

I'm not sure, but I think it was a mock-up of the 2707.

Best Regards,
BH346  



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User currently offlineDeltaAir From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1094 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 995 times:

It was a mockup of the Boeing 2707, Boeing's answer to the SST race.

User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Confirmed, it's the only one 1:1 mock-up of the Boeing 2707 SST. I would have prefered a different was of "preservation", though!

Daniel


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I visited this mock-up in Florida in the early 80's. Had tires made from wood! Search the archives. It should be there. What a tragic waste. It's the kind of thing society regrets a 100 years later.

Hmmmm...



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User currently offlineCicadajet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Where are Major Nelson and Major Healy when you need them?  

User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 919 times:

But more importantly where is Jeanie when I need her?  

User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 905 times:

The nose section of that mock-up is now at the Hiller Aviation Museum at San Carlos airport just a few miles south of SFO. You can see a photo of it on their web site at:

http://www.hiller.org/exhibits/online-exhibits/sst/sst.html

It is in the process of being restored.

Richard Silagi


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 895 times:

That's too bad. I was planning on putting a bid in for an Orlando or Melbourne flight just to go back and see that plane. Sure glad I didn't!

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