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Contest: Most Derelict Intact Airliner Picture!  
User currently offlineBeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2597 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:


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Photo © Chaz Hinkle



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!

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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Just a pointer, you can post without joining as a $5 a month First Class member  Smile

Welcome.


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Erm, new members to the forum must sign up as first class members, I believe.

User currently offlineBeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2389 times:

Yep...it says that posting is free, but I couldn't find out a way to get a username without paying the $5. Is there really a way around it? I don't mind paying anyway...I enjoy the forum.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2332 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Getting back to the purpose of the post....

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Photo © Joan Martorell



User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7447 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2321 times:

I was in Maxton in August,and that 707 has been towed back to the wooded area back by the Tobacco field-I kid you not.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineBeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2312 times:

A 707 in a tobacco field...figures. Maxton is an amazing place...the ultimate redneck airport! I halfway expect them to start putting airplanes up on concrete blocks someday.  Smile

Sad picture of that Convair...wasn't this the last CV990 in regular pax service? Here's a picture of her in her glory days (1986):


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I really like the livery on this one. I wonder how much longer Spantax would have flown them if they hadn't gone under? This one looks freshly painted.


User currently offlineJgo From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

well there's one at glasgow that the fire fighters use for training, i can't remember if the wings are still attached (i don't think they are) but it's a little , uhh, charred, shall we say.

- jgo



User currently offlineBeechStarship From United States of America, joined Oct 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

I stand corrected on the airliner on concrete blocks comment...somebody just sent me this link in an emai...a CV990 converted to a restaurant in Colorado. I guess they have rednecks too.  Smile

http://web2.airmail.net/astrojet/990/N5601.jpg


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