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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5005 times:
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I was just browsing ATL on Google Earth when I notice a parking lot just to the east of the airport with a couple of chopped-up planes in it. It looks like a FedEx 727 and a Fokker F-27. Does anyone know the story of what's happening here?

N33.644 E-84.397

What's going on?



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User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 403 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4985 times:

Yep, they belong to and will be going to the National Commercial Aviation Museum across the street  


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User currently offlinememphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4888 times:

Right on!! Looks like they are also getting a catering truck!


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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4786 times:
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Quoting United727 (Reply 1):
Yep, they belong to and will be going to the National Commercial Aviation Museum across the street

OK, thanks for the information. I'll have to pay a visit next time I'm in Atlanta.



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4597 times:

Quoting United727 (Reply 1):

Yep, they belong to and will be going to the National Commercial Aviation Museum across the street  

http://www.nationalaviationmuseum.com/

If I remember correctly, that's where those a/c will be displayed eventually as the State Of Georgia donated that land (previously an underused park and ride lot) to the museum. The current museum location is a couple of miles south of there. It's about a 5-10 minute drive from my house, yet for some reason I've yet to go check it out. Originally, the museum was going to be located in Morrow, a couple of exits south of where the museum will eventually be built, but those plans fell through for some reason.

If I remember correctly, the 727 will retain the FX livery on one side while the other will be painted in a United livery (the a/c is ex-UA) and they will have the interior set up so that one section is set up like it was when in UA service and another in a cargo layout. They've also have an ex-DL 727, but it is parked in the desert and will eventually be shipped to Atlanta.

They really need to update their website, as there is not any mentions of them acquiring the two ex-FX a/c at all. The last "news" piece on the site is from 2009.


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

They already have a catering truck. When I was there last May,they had a video of how they got the plane from ATL to where it is now.


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User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 403 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
The current museum location is a couple of miles south of there

Sorry Steve, I was going by memory and thought it was closer than that!

Quoting srbmod (Reply 4):
They've also have an ex-DL 727, but it is parked in the desert and will eventually be shipped to Atlanta.

The DL 727 was N510DA and was chopped up in late 2010. Only the flight deck survived and supposedly it was already shipped from VCV? Maybe not?

Wholeheartedly agree with the delays of the web site updates. The same applies to the Museum of Flight in Washington. In a recent email to MoF, their reply stated that their volunteers are not "web" educated and they choose to do actual restoration rather then updating the web as that is what brings in the visitors/CASH!!!! MoF updates dated back to the early 2003/2004!!!!

[Edited 2012-04-21 12:55:58]


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User currently offlinebigbird From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3380 times:
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The 727 is N113FE but I don t recall the F-27 reg.


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User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 932 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3210 times:

So thats how many parking spots a 727 would take up  

User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3152 times:

I just drove by that yesterday on my way to the TOC. I think that road Frontage RD had a sign on the exit that said Airline Museum Drive. I could have sworn the Vertical stab was on the 727, and the wing outer panels. Hope they do come together soon.

User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 403 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Interesting enough the propjets are intact but all three JT8D's and their nacelles are not in the photograph. I wonder if FE cashed in on the cores?


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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9425 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 22 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting United727 (Reply 10):

Nope. The 209s are at Atlanta Technical College. Also have an RB211-524 from Delta.

supposedly they were also trying to get the Airframe but it didn't work out.



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User currently offlineDiamondFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1547 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 21 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting United727 (Reply 10):
Interesting enough the propjets are intact

Now that right there is an antiquated way to say turboprop. I don't think I've ever heard propjet used in such a manner.

-DiamondFlyer


User currently offlineUnited727 From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 403 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 13 hours ago) and read 2427 times:

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 12):
Now that right there is an antiquated way to say turboprop. I don't think I've ever heard propjet used in such a manner.

That's how I was introduced to the beasts many, many years ago! The are indeed jet (turbine) engines that turn props. Propjets, it is!



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User currently offlinedlednicer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (2 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
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Quoting United727 (Reply 6):
Wholeheartedly agree with the delays of the web site updates. The same applies to the Museum of Flight in Washington. In a recent email to MoF, their reply stated that their volunteers are not "web" educated and they choose to do actual restoration rather then updating the web as that is what brings in the visitors/CASH!!!! MoF updates dated back to the early 2003/2004!!!!

Check out this site - its not official MoF, but it has inside info and is updated frequently: http://www.rbogash.com/


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