BeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
I'm a new member but I have been reading airliners.net for about a year now. What a great site! I finally decided to ante up the $5 a month to join so I can post. My username of couse denotes my favorite plane, the rare Beech Starship 2000, which I've actually had the privilege to fly on! The most wicked looking plane I've ever seen.
In any case, a thread I've never seen (but I've always wanted to) is a contest for a picture of the most derelict airliner that has been kept intact and hasn't been chopped up for beer cans. The more faded and moldier the better. I grew up outside of Charlotte NC and visited the Maxton airport often, and saw many sad derelicts all faded and moldy. That NC humidity can corrode anything. Here is my submission of a tired but proud 707 at Maxton, but I'm sure you guys can beat it if you search the photo archives or have one yourself:
Rules: fuselage and wings not broken up, door cuts OK, engines missing OK. BTW, I'm not trying to disrespect these birds, I just find it fascinating how something so expensive and incredible can be forgotten and left to rot once its usefulness has been outlived. Have fun!