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Very Famous Glider For Sale (US A320)...  
User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5533 posts, RR: 28
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 18615 times:

...just a little water and salvage damage.

http://www.aigaviation.com/aviations...ge/salvagedetail.aspx?faano=N106US

http://www.aigaviation.com/salvage/N106US/IMG_4641.jpg


...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 18600 times:

Quoting SCCutler (Thread starter):

Hmm, interesting. If someone wants to go through the trouble, they can restore the flight deck and have an excellent flight simulator set up. I know one place in Toronto that has it done on an ex-UA aircraft, IIRC.

http://www.horizonaviation.ca/ (site seems to be down for some reason)

[Edited 2010-01-20 04:49:00]


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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6049 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 18398 times:

Darn. For a second there, I thought you were talking about the Gimli Glider.  Sad


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User currently offlineUsair330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18330 times:

I put in my bid of $500. Hoping to making a home boat.  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineFlywrite From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17924 times:
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The cockpit should be preserved as 'the place it all happened - Sully keeping his calm and doing it by the book'

I'm sure countless museums would want it


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17481 times:

Not so sure I'd want anything that was not only afloat in, but sank into, the Hudson River  Wink


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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 38
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17410 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 5):
Not so sure I'd want anything that was not only afloat in, but sank into, the Hudson River Wink

My point as well. A bit dodgy.


User currently offlineACKattack From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17344 times:

Since this was a major news story and thus will most likely become part of remembered US history, the Smithsonian should purchase, or receive as a donated for a tax write off for the donating company, the fuselage and display it or the whole the cockpit area. This would be to honor and remember the "Miracle on the Hudson"

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19795 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 17027 times:



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 2):
Darn. For a second there, I thought you were talking about the Gimli Glider.

IIRC, that aircraft is now proudly serving beer...


User currently offlineJetBlast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16774 times:



Quoting ACKattack (Reply 7):
the Smithsonian should purchase

If I remember correct the Smithsonian does not purchase items in their collection - they are all donated. Correct me if I am wrong.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 16630 times:
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Quoting ACKattack (Reply 7):
Since this was a major news story and thus will most likely become part of remembered US history, the Smithsonian should purchase, or receive as a donated for a tax write off for the donating company, the fuselage and display it or the whole the cockpit area.

I note that AIG is the insurer. That being the case I think the taxpayers already own the thing and AIG should just give it to the Smithsonian as partial payback for the bailout......



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25459 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16165 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 8):
Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 2):
Darn. For a second there, I thought you were talking about the Gimli Glider.

IIRC, that aircraft is now proudly serving beer...

I think it's still stored at MHV, and it's still registered to AC in the Canadian aircraft registry.

Photo January 2009, a year after it was retired.


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Latest photo I could find, August 2009.

http://www.douglasvanbossuyt.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/IMG_7936.jpg

Making a low flypast at YUL on its retirement flight to the desert in January 2008. Both pilots who flew it on it's famous 1983 flight were aboard as passengers for it's last flight...actually 2nd last, as I believe it stopped at TUS to clear customs before continuing to MHV.


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[Edited 2010-01-20 15:55:46]

User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2353 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15427 times:
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Quoting JetBlast (Reply 9):
If I remember correct the Smithsonian does not purchase items in their collection - they are all donated. Correct me if I am wrong.

Various museums under the Smithsonian's heading have certainly made purchases, including some fairly substantial ones, over the years. But most stuff is donated or loaned. I don't know what the general policy is (other than don't spend money), but I suspect the right artifacts could get paid for in the right circumstances.

But why they'd want to pay for a beat up A320 I don't know - I really don't think it's *that* historic.


User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6049 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15357 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
as I believe it stopped at TUS to clear customs before continuing to MHV.

That's one heck of an out-of-the-way customs station. SLC, SFO, or even LAS would've been better.



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User currently offlineLemmy From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15235 times:

"The aircraft was treated with a corrosion inhibitor in the Summer of 2009."

So, ummmm ... yeah. Totally flyable.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25459 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15072 times:



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 13):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
as I believe it stopped at TUS to clear customs before continuing to MHV.

That's one heck of an out-of-the-way customs station. SLC, SFO, or even LAS would've been better.

Probably faster (and cheaper) to do it a smaller airport with little other international traffic.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19795 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14340 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):

I think it's still stored at MHV, and it's still registered to AC in the Canadian aircraft registry.

My mistake. Thanks for the correction!  thumbsup 


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 14220 times:



Quoting Lemmy (Reply 14):
"The aircraft was treated with a corrosion inhibitor in the Summer of 2009."

So, ummmm ... yeah. Totally flyable.

LOL, one must wonder if there's an AirlineFax report available for that MSN (something akin to the CarFax history report here in the USA that one would get before purchasing a used car...)  rotfl 

I can imagine the Trade-A-Plane ad now,

"A320-214, gently used in scheduled air carrier service, 20,000 hours, 20,000 cycles, 20,000 takeoffs and 19,999 landings logged. No engines included in sale, needs updated interior, repairs to minor belly skin damage, and D-check".

Hey, I should be a salesman  Wink



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User currently offlineChinook747 From Canada, joined Mar 2007, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 13684 times:



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 2):
Darn. For a second there, I thought you were talking about the Gimli Glider.  

Or even the Air Transat aircraft that landed in the Azores.
 Smile


User currently offlineDavid T From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13343 times:

I would love to have the fin! But, I'm a realist - I bring home the fin, I'll never get tail again!  rotfl 

User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1260 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 13291 times:



Quoting Rwessel (Reply 12):
But why they'd want to pay for a beat up A320 I don't know - I really don't think it's *that* historic.

Would make a nice replacement for that big plastic A320 cockpit they have. Display as is or repair to new. Frankly, I could see Airbus buying it, parting out salvageable components, and restoring the cockpit for display in DC.



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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 972 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12946 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 17):
repairs to minor belly skin damage

Minor belly skin damage?? This airplane was gutted like a fish! You also failed to mention several dozen boat 'dings' and river silt in the instruments. I don't think I'll be buying my next airplane from you, KELPkid.  Wink

http://www.aigaviation.com/salvage/N106US/IMG_4658.jpg



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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2147 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12769 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):
Yeah, what's the deal with Canadians and running twin-engined jets out of fuel?

Well, sheesh - any eejit can fly a plane with two or even one engine. You'll note that whenever we take a Boeing or an Airbus for a glide, we always fly it away once we top up the tanks. Can your man Sully say that?
But the Panamanians have us beat - they one-upped us by landing on a grass levee. Show-offs.



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User currently onlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2363 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12691 times:



Quoting Flywrite (Reply 4):
Sully keeping his calm and doing it by the book'

Hmm I could have sworn there was someone else in the flightdeck too when it all happened...



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User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 683 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12690 times:

It should be put back together at put on display at the Intrepid museum. After all, it landed right beside it!!!!!


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25 Post contains links Viscount724 : That 737-300 double engine flameout in heavy rain and hail near MSY in 1988 involved TACA (El Salvador, not Panama). http://aviation-safety.net/datab
26 LimaNiner : So what are we looking at in terms of $$$, here? Hundreds of $k? Single-digit millions? More? Less?
27 Trnswrld : Is that A320 available for anyone just to walk up and see? Is it still in New Jersey?
28 Scotland1979 : I totally agree. Intrepid is by the Hudson River where A320 landed. Less costs to transport A320 from New Jersey. I think alot of people are not fami
29 Threepoint : My bad. That's whatcha get by relying on memory and not doing a cursory search before posting. I was thinking of Copa. Less. The value of the scrap a
30 Max777geek : Me too. This beats Sully. The most famous glider in the world is still the Gimli
31 Tugger : It's probably blasphemy to many here but I say cut it up into pieces and sell 'em! Some small ones for key chains and "good luck" trinkets, some larg
32 CHRISBA777ER : Surely the Intrepid museum will buy it. Especially if its five figures to buy. Question is, they restore and patch her up and then set her on a raft f
33 Soon7x7 : I'll bet this carcas will sell at $40,000 to a scraper...the expense of hauling it to the scrapyard alone is a big nut even if the scraper has his own
34 Kevinasaurus : We like to show off our flying abilities I guess!
35 Borism : Absolutely! Interpid is the best home for it. But where would they put it? I have an idea... No need to restore. What they should do is to place her
36 Farzan : Now here's a smart guy. If that would ever happen I would visit that museum next time I am in New York area for sure.
37 N1120A : The US Airbus is well beyond repair, but I still don't get why the Gimli Glider isn't in a museum. Shame on AC for that.
38 Post contains images Soon7x7 : I thought of the Intrepid as well but would see them taking only the fin and mounting it to a stantion somewhere near the Concorde. I doubt the Intre
39 KELPkid : Air Canada has motivation to not preserve a monument to a near disaster....I would not be suprised, though, if it somehow got flown to MZJ and joined
40 Birdwatching : Awsome, those photos of the inside of the cabin. So that's what a couple of days of Hudson water will do to a cabin interior. Looks a lot like a Ryana
41 JettaKnight : Is there any truth to the rumor that there were more bodies in it when they raised it than when it sank?
42 Viscount724 : Airlines don't want to remind customers of their near-disasters.
43 Soon7x7 : USAirways will tout this as testimony to their excellent pilot training since their were no fatalities...and after all...it was an "act of God"...j
44 DocLightning : Woah, what did THAT? The impact with the water, or dragging on the bottom?
45 Post contains links and images SXDFC : Whats with Us Airways and parking their planes in the water around LGA every decade? This traditon seems to date back to 1989: 20-September-1989 US A
46 JMackey : Were there any salvageable parts that US could take back into inventory ? I have heard that is often done.
47 StoliBabe : How bout making some form of display out of it on the pier where the Intrepid and Concorde are?dl Certainly an appropriate spot considering that the p
48 Birdwatching : Are you sure? Then why did they have to throw away every part, down to the smallest screw, of the Etihad A340-600 they crashed into a wall at TLS som
49 Post contains links Ferengi80 : Got me thinking when I saw this, would have been great to have the world's most famous gliders all in a museum together... C-GAUN - AC143 Gimli Glider
50 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : Since you mentioned the BA9 incident, should also add KL867, the KLM 747-400M Combi operating AMS-ANC-NRT in December 1989, when all 4 engines flamed
51 N1120A : How about reminding their passengers of the heroics of their incredibly talented flight crews?
52 Viscount724 : Well, in AC's case, the pilots (at least the captain, not sure about the first officer) were subject to disciplinary action (temporary suspensions if
53 C5LOAD : Well, if someone like Trump or Warren Buffett or another multi-billionaire REALLY wanted to fly it again, theoretically, could it be done at whatever
54 Post contains images Moose135 : It never dragged on the bottom of the river, that is mostly impact damage - if you see any of the security camera films of the impact, you'll underst
55 JFKMan : wow...how I would love to be able to roam around that beautiful piece of history.
56 Post contains links David T : I noticed the website from this post no longer has any information related to the aircraft. In addition, if you go on the aig aviation website, salvag
57 Vctony : I'd venture to say that they got a number bogus bids as several blogs and news organizations found out about the sale. They're probably trying to res
58 Spacecadet : It's an AIRCRAFT CARRIER, people! Sheesh! It has a gigantic, mostly empty hangar. Much of it is not even used, IIRC - it's just blocked off to keep p
59 MrSkyGuy : If I hear one more mention of "Sully" as the man of the day, I'm going to scream. Last I checked, the front office had required seating for two.. both
60 KELPkid : Welcome to my RU list! How many hours did it take to come up with that?
61 Viscount724 : You must have overlooked the "A320 update" link in the "News and Announcements" section at the top of your second link above.
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