Spark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
Does anyone know what the registration numbers of the 747 that is on display at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California. I know that it is an old BA 747-100 (even though the livery on it is a Flying Tigers, the guy who donated his time and money to the project was a Flying Tigers Captain). I wanted to see if they are any pictures of the aircraft, while it was still operational.
After she was wfu, BA repainted her in the original BOAC colours. Personnaly I never seen the reason why BA did not donate her to a Museum in the UK rather than putting her originaly in storage in New Mexico before heading off the the scrapman; after all did they really ever expect to sell or fly the aircraft again?
Southflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
We have a photo of the Hiller exhibit on the database at the moment. The photographer was told that the nose section came from G-AWNA, but we have subsequently found out that that aircraft was intended for preservation in the UK, but for some reason or other the project fell through and the aircraft was recently scrapped at Bruntingthorpe, England.
The photographer & I have since been trying to correctly ID the source of this nose section - currently we are leaning towards G-AWNB as the donor, but we don't have positive confirmation of that as yet.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2136 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
Thanks for the information, Southflite and Gordonroxburgh. I, too, had been under the apparently mistaken notion that the aircraft was G-AWNA, Colliford Lake. I remember reading in this forum a while back that the cockpit section had been sold to another airline (KLM?) for use as a flight simulator - can anyone confirm or disavow this?
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery