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Learjet 23 SN 53 Can You Find It?  
User currently offlineLearjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2834 times:

Hello friends, I am in the process of buying this timed out hulk for a static display, It's on ebay right now if you want to look at it. Can anyone give me a history on this plane? all we know is it is S/N 53 and was sold off by the government years ago, and has been (as you can see) rotting under a tree in TN for years. Thanks!

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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1652 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2812 times:

Bummer, I can't find it on eBay. It would be pretty cool to have an airworthy one, I wish my company would buy back s/n 9 from Younkin and fly it in airshows like he did. A 23 would be really cool to have with the 45 anniversary coming up in a few months. I never got to fly a 23 but 24's sure are fun Smile SC airliners list doesn't seem to be working and I can't find my production lists with operators right now.


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User currently offlineLearjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2782 times:

It is Ebay item #330225650664 or look under " lear 23" in ebay, I was just tld it is S/N 38 and was junked in Fla 20 years ago. It was passed around S America then went to Alaska and I think got popped for a dope run in Fla. I would LOVE to see some pic's of it before it became yard art!

User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1652 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Man, she looks pretty rough. Interesting it has a non-Lear 23 radome nose cone but it is a 23 for sure, no bird-splitter! Old pictures of Lears are kind of hard to come by. I am sure there are some out there in better shape. We send most of ours that run out of time to Hollister, CA. One, N83CK, a 25, became the Lear-mousine limo, I have like 60 hours in that thing! They are in pretty good shape though, at least when they go there.


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User currently offlinePSPfan From Netherlands, joined Mar 2008, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
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That would be the former N23AJ. According to this website (which can be trusted IMO) it was broken up for parts in 1988.

www.airlinerlist.com

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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

23-038 , delivered in 1965 as N812LJ , then VR-BCF , LN-NPE , N1002B , 9Q-CGM , 9Q-CHB , N433J , N433JB , N100TA , N100JZ , N300TA , N175BA , PT-LKQ , broken up at Michigan institute of aeronautics at Detroit.

If you are sure it is 23-038 , cintact me at Elisabeth.boussuge@wanadoo.fr , and i will send you nice scans of it.


User currently offlineLearjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Yes. N23AJ according to they guy who bought it in Fla almost 25 tears ago, it is going to Canada if the guys pays, or I'll take it here to Arizona and repaint it, fake out the cockpit, and ? Please, I would love to see what it looked like before the moss, snakes and other critters moved in. To me an early Lear nose has always been a very fine example of art.. Just a beautiful example of something so graceful it looks like it's going 500MPH while it's standing still. I hope who ever ends up with it makes it presentible again.

User currently offlineAerodog From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

An early factory directory shows Lear Jet 23-053 N23AJ going to California Airmotive Corp with Allen Paulson as chief pilot.

Before the company was sold to Gates (who changed the name to Gates Learjet), the factory had six distributors to market the airplane. CAC was one of the six distributors...Paulson used the A/C for demos and charter.

Clay Lacy was tied in with Al in those early days and I suspect his long association with Learjet began with 053.


User currently offlineLearjet23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

I'm not sure of the real ID it is 23-053 or 23-038 The guy who has it proudly displayed on it's side in his TN front yard (what ever happened to junk cars in the front yard?) bought it in Fla in 1990 something when it was scrapped out, and was working on engines that run solely on Diet Coke and Mentos I guess... It's next home will be sticking out of the side of some bar in Canada.

User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1652 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

You want some CJ-610's for yours? They are wicked loud, I am sure the neighbors within a 3 mile radius wouldn't mind.


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