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User currently offlineJetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

This idea hit me last night. I hear about lots of people forming a group to restore or fly a special aircraft. Why don't we get some sort of program together here to restore and fly a L-1101. I think would there would be plenty of people that would donate their time or money to a project like this.

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

It sounds like a good idea, but pardon the pun, but it is 99.99999999% NOT to fly, and for several reasons:

1. You'll NEVER reach a consensus on what type of plane to restore.

2. Probably 75% of the users here are under 18, which means that not only could they NOT afford to chip in financially, but probably wouldn't even be able to participate in the restoration process.

3. WHERE would you restore it? Again, this is a global site, and even if you could garner a handful of people to support it, you'll be limited by geographical constraints. NOBODY is going to fly from Amsterdam to Victorville to steam clean seats on a derelict airliner once, much less on a regular basis.

4. Most of us have lives outside this forum, and getting people to SAY that they will do it versus people that actually WILL put in the time and effort will be difficult, if not impossible.

User currently offlineJetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

Well, I was just suggesting a L-1101 because in my opinion, it is a legend around this forum. We could restore any aircraft that we wanted. We could possibily restore it in the mojave desert where there are plenty of aircraft "boneyards".

User currently offlineSharpnfuzzy From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Even though i really like the idea and would opt in without a second thought, sadly what Matt pointed out is very true. Being a student and paying my own way through school, i don't have the money to even fly out to the mojave, let alone support a project like this, and i feel that many people here maybe in my position. But hey in about 3-4 years when i'm working and makin big bucks, if this thing is still goin, count me in!


User currently offlineDefunctairline From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Have a raffle

User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

This idea makes for great brain-storming . . . but if one is serious about it taking flight (both figuratively and literally), the idea would be serious challenged by the following:

1. What aircraft type to restore - A vs B
2. Which livery to restore to . . . everyone has his/her pet livery
3. Where to base the aircraft . . . everyone has his/her favourite airport
4. How would the maintenance of the restored airplane be financed
5. Who would fly it? Professional pilots on a payroll?
6. And a whole lot of administrative and legal issues.

KC Sim
Thailand . . . but if allowed to dream, I would like to contribute towards restoring a VC-10 or a Comet.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

I think it is a good idea, but to happen, it would have to overcome a lot of issues..

I think that no one airline's livery should be used, we would design our own.
No real "base" needed, if the a/c just flies everywhere from anywhere..
Maintenance- I'm sure a lot of people from different airlines would voulenteer for such a thing.
Finance- Tough one..
Pilots- either voulenteers or people who would be happy just to see the world
Legal stuff- Leave it to the lawyers..

I would like to see a L-1011 restored..


Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineDLMCO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 998 times:

1101? 1011!...

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 991 times:

Apart from all the other concerns, do you have any idea what it costs to restore and maintain a large aircraft like a 1011, let alone fly her?
There is a group here trying to keep a DC4 in the air, they also operate some DC3s which bring in income from flying sightseeing trips and special parties.
They did not get a license to fly commercial operations using the DC4 for some technicality and are currently looking for a buyer. Huge amounts of money are needed (talking millions here) to keep these aircraft airworthy (and they were lucky to find the aircraft in flying condition in the first place).

I love the idea, the 1011 is one of my favourites as are most trijets but the idea is sadly not practical without major financial and legal backing.

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 985 times:

We should have bidded for that Tristar that went up on e-bay a while ago. We could have gotten it for a pretty good deal.


User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Not everyone here has a credit card and lots of time to go to VCV to clean up a plane!

9V-SVA aka GUNDU  Big thumbs up

9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 949 times:

I'd like a Concorde.......

I think it's a good idea, but Matt D and other people are right.

I think it's a dream.

User currently offlineDefunctairline From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 947 times:

Sell Advertising space on the aircraft to major companies

User currently offlineAirbus380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 939 times:

This is awesome. I think that an L1011 is good to restore. What about some 741 sitting in the desert?

User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 939 times:
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Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland

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