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Old CO 727 Converted To A Private Home  
User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 12568 times:

Ok, here is something that I know has never been discussed. I am quite certain that somewhere buried among the 1 million photos in a-net, that I saw an old CO 727 converted to a private home. Can anyone confirm this to be true? I believe it was in, either, Mississippi or Arkansas. Thanks for the any help.

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User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12357 times:

I saw it long ago, but don't remember the airline or current location.

User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2536 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12290 times:
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I remember an interview with the woman who owns it and she was just delighted with it!


"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough!"
User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12276 times:

Similar; also pretty cool:


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User currently offlineRJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12121 times:

i thought Oregon,,,AIRWAYS or some mag. showed pics of it being hauled in! it was a B-727 , not sure if it was CO, but failry certain!

User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12033 times:



Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 2):
I remember an interview with the woman who owns it and she was just delighted with it!

I think your talking about the lady with the 747. She didn't use the whole aircraft, but parts of it to build a house. Basically, she wanted to recycle it. I remember the wings were used as the roof, but that's all I can recall. I don't remember what show it was, probably some documentary on National Geographic or Discovery.


User currently offlineB727 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 521 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 12005 times:

http://airplanehome.com/

Try this site, This guy has great info on what he went thru to make it happen.

B727
Glenn


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6799 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 11978 times:

The thing I’ve always been curious about, and perhaps any of the enthusiasts here can expound upon, is how does one even go about acquiring such an aircraft from a boneyard?

I’ve been on this guy’s site before, and while he gives advice on transporting, I didn’t notice anything about the initial steps needed to get a scrapped aircraft.

Anyone know? I’d love to get an old 747 for a lakehome or something….


User currently offlineDl_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1937 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11919 times:

http://www.airportjournals.com/Display.cfm?varID=0305005


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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2536 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11615 times:
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Thanks DI_mech!

Thats the lady I recall with the CO 727------ I just couldn't remember the location.

When I lived in Ft.Lauderdale back in the late 1980's, I used to see that old B-307 all the time. It was docked, quite conspicuously, right next to a major and busy street-------E. Sunrise Blvd. and about NE18th or 19 right near the intercoastal waterway. There was a wonderful Pizza parlor on the corner very near it.

[Edited 2008-02-27 13:07:48]


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11550 times:

Here you go:

http://www.airplanehome.com/

I used to maintain the webserver that this guy had his website on...  Wink



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User currently offline787seattle From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11019 times:

It's incredible what people do with old stuff (or 727s in this case) instead of scrapping them.


Student - KELN
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10913 times:

A 727 is nice, but if you're going to go all the way, how about a Stevens Corporation 747 interior?  rotfl 

Seriously, wouldn't we all love to have a 747 as a private home? A three story home with LOTS of square footage...yeah, I've had this fantasy for a LONG time...



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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10688 times:



Quoting RampGuy (Thread starter):
CO 727 converted to a private home



Quoting RampGuy (Thread starter):
Mississippi or Arkansas

Yes, this is true and I do believe it was one of those two locations.

Quoting RJNUT (Reply 4):
i thought Oregon,,,

The one in Oregon was an ex Olympic 727.



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User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 10008 times:

I have a magazine that contains the twilight of the trijet article incl the Oregon home (ex. Olympic bird) and others (the ex-UA 727 hunting lodge).

I have always wanted to live in one... There was a thread on this sometime last yr. Max Power AeroSpace does the conversions.

PG727



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineBeau222 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9905 times:



Quoting B727 (Reply 6):
http://airplanehome.com/

Try this site, This guy has great info on what he went thru to make it happen.

B727
Glenn

Sure enough if you Google his address you see it almost buried in the trees. I could not make out what is on the right wing looks like air conditioner fans?

Beau


User currently offlineFLYAWA From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 9210 times:

Max Power Aerospace has all the specs on their website for your next 727 aerovane home. Check it out:

http://maxpoweraero.com/ACHomes.htm

Are there any photos of homes they have completed?



Better than most, not as good as some.
User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 8585 times:

I first read about a 727 as a house in an EFL textbook I was using with some adult learners. It was owned by a former CO F/A.

744 would be cool to have as a house.
I would bury the cargo deck to make it a basement, turn the main deck into the main living area and turn the upper-deck into my home office and kids playroom.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7408 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 8225 times:
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Quoting RampGuy (Thread starter):
Ok, here is something that I know has never been discussed.

Actually, been discussed twice
How Would You Like To Live In An Airplane? (by Starship Jan 21 2000 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=78178&searchid=78682&s=N88701#ID78682
747-100 House (ie Living In An Airplane) (by 747-600X Jan 22 2000 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=78278&searchid=78471&s=N88701#ID78471

Quoting RampGuy (Thread starter):
I am quite certain that somewhere buried among the 1 million photos in a-net, that I saw an old CO 727 converted to a private home. Can anyone confirm this to be true? I believe it was in, either, Mississippi or Arkansas. Thanks for the any help.

It was owed by a woman named JoAnn Ussery. It was detailed in the August 2003 issue of Airliners Magazine. The aircraft is that of a Continental Airlines Boeing 727-224, 19510/577. Retired in Spetember of 1993 in Sherman TX. It then flew to GLF fo the Memphis Group for reclamation and disposal in 1994. She moved into it in 1999. She planned to open it up as a model home for future Airliner homes with various companies. But tragedy struck in December of 2000. She was attempting to move it to new location, when it fell off the flatbed and rolled into a line of trees. I broke into several peices. She also found out her homeowners insurance didn't cover the moving of it, and the damage from the move. She lost everything in it, including most her money in the venture. Word is, she passed away from lung cancer in 2002.

Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 2):
I remember an interview with the woman who owns it and she was just delighted with it!

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...990DE6DD133EF934A35752C0A96F958260

Quoting Planeguy727 (Reply 14):
I have a magazine that contains the twilight of the trijet article incl the Oregon home (ex. Olympic bird) and others (the ex-UA 727 hunting lodge).

The Ittabena Lodge is 27 miles from Greenwood MS in Ittabena MS. It was former United 727-22, N7027U/ MSN18319/110, built in 1/65. Retired in 1990. Here's a picture of it when it was on lease to AS
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Then there is the Ashland TN DC8. Formerly owned by Air Spain as EZ-BZQ last known owned by Red Lane in Ashland TN. It was retired to Smyrna TN in 1978 to American Jet Industries with the original reg N8605. Lane moved into the house on 1979 and at last report, he still lives there.

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User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 8028 times:

There is also an old Delta 727 here in Miss, im going to assume came out of greenwood as well and brought up to a lakefront, From the road about all you can see is the old Delta tail very faded. It was around before the Ua plane.
But in the local news she did say she had problems with humidity inside the plane when she was there. It was a weekend cottage.



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6730 times:



Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 12):
Seriously, wouldn't we all love to have a 747 as a private home? A three story home with LOTS of square footage...yeah, I've had this fantasy for a LONG time...

That was my dream when I was younger; If I won the lottery, I was going to buy a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-400 and convert it into a house.  rotfl 

Seriously though, how much would that cost though?

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 5513 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 5):
think your talking about the lady with the 747. She didn't use the whole aircraft, but parts of it to build a house. Basically, she wanted to recycle it. I remember the wings were used as the roof, but that's all I can recall. I don't remember what show it was, probably some documentary on National Geographic or Discovery

I remember that lady as well. I saw her & the 747 on "Boneyard", on the History Channel. She took both wings,
but very little of the fuselage...I believe just the nose section back to the main cabin door.
Anyone here seriously want part of an jetliner...go to Kingman Arizona. An scrapping outfit there will talk with
you and cut up a desired section, for an agreed-upon upfront price. That is, if they have what you're looking
for. And you have to provide your own shipping, and/or transportation delivery.
Regards.



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User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

Ooooooh I would love to live in a old DC-10 That would be sweet I could have a waterslide coming off of the number 2 engine!! that would be sweet lol

-Carl



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User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5098 times:



Quoting AirEMS (Reply 22):
Ooooooh I would love to live in a old DC-10 That would be sweet I could have a waterslide coming off of the number 2 engine!! that would be sweet lol

As soon as you get it, you better have a house warming party!!!! lol


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4827 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4993 times:



Quoting RampGuy (Thread starter):
Ok, here is something that I know has never been discussed. I am quite certain that somewhere buried among the 1 million photos in a-net, that I saw an old CO 727 converted to a private home. Can anyone confirm this to be true? I believe it was in, either, Mississippi or Arkansas. Thanks for the any help.

It has been discussed, but always interesting to discuss it more!  Wink

there was also another house in Ca that used the wings etc from a 747 as a roof...looked quite stylish.

Personally I'd love to get an old 742/743 and turn that into a house! I figure you'd need at least an acre if not a few to allow it to fit in without hogging it all. Storage, laundry, etc in the hold. Rooms etc on MD, Office in the cockpit, Home theater in the tail using the slope of the fuselage to make terraced seating Big grin



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