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Usaf DC-9 "Air Force One" Up For Sale: $50,000...?  
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 9626 times:

I find this hard to believe but then again it's been at AZA for a while:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson...ling-the-real-air-force-one-online

(Note: not sure how accurate buzzfeed is)
This aircraft has been sitting at AZA, intact, for quite some time. Nothing has been stripped or gutted from it either.

Can it fly? If so maybe we should collectively put together the funds to buy this thing (and I guess keep it at AZA)

Or DL would buy it to compliment the VIP A319 fleet.....   


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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 9529 times:

If even approaching airworthy I do not see it going for $50K.

Would MX be a problem, or is it a standard DC9?.


User currently offlinerc135x From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 9495 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 1):
I do not see it going for $50K.

The deposit to bid is $50k. This does not even cover the reserve, which is the minimum selling price of the airplane, which is likely much, much higher.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9418 times:

It comes with a storeroom full of spares.

http://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucitdsc/

"ASSOCIATED SPARE PARTS INVENTORY LOCATED AT 3280 U.S. HIGHWAY 70E, NEW BERN, NC 28562."

It is a USAF C-9C (DC-9-32), former tail number 73-1681, current FAA registration is N681AL. Apparently some 644 pages of spare parts go with the airplane.

http://gsaauctions.gov/ATTACHMENT/RE...pare%20Parts%20and%20Materials.pdf


User currently offlinevenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9365 times:

73-1681 worked this jet many times during the late 80's during my time in the 89th.


I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently onlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9333 times:
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Quoting venus6971 (Reply 4):
73-1681 worked this jet many times during the late 80's during my time in the 89th.

Me too... early to mid '90s though



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 9234 times:

I doubt it is on a standard certificate which means I can't be used for airline service.

Most likely it is on a restricted ticket because of its lack of FAA approved maintainence during its life. You would literally have to replace every part with an FAA approved one to get a ticket or it.

And I doubt the military ever bothered to get hush kits for it since they where exempted from those regs.



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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4378 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9185 times:

Indeed, that is a spiffy cockpit..


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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7057 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9174 times:

Hopefully it will get a nice place in a museum. The Dc 9 is a great looking aircraft especially in those colors.


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlinevenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 6):
ost likely it is on a restricted ticket because of its lack of FAA approved maintainence during its life. You would literally have to replace every part with an FAA approved one to get a ticket or it.

Actually the 89th was a approved FAA repair station and all mx was performed per FAA standards since the planes were certified for civiliand commercial use.



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3566 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8961 times:

Meh, nothing particular noteworthy about this aircraft. While it may have hauled the president around a few times, it spent most of its life lugging around members of Congress and other minor national level members of the federal government.

I'm not sure why this particular aircraft deserves to be in a museum.



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User currently offlinepwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8767 times:

How many C-9s flew for the Executive Air Wing at ADW before the C-32s replaced them?

Quoting 777STL (Reply 10):
while it may-have hauled the president around a few times


President George Bush Senior regularly flew the C-9s to Pease AFB (now PSM) and to Sanford Regional Airport, ME- SFM, when he would visit his residence in Kennebunkport during his presidency. More times than I can count.

In 1992, AF1, flying as a C-9, made an emergency landing at SFM.


User currently onlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8755 times:
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Quoting pwm2txlhopper (Reply 11):
How many C-9s flew for the Executive Air Wing at ADW before the C-32s replaced them?

3. 73-1681, 1682, 1683.

The C-32s replaced the C-137s. C-40s replaced the C-9s

Per the AMC Museum at Dover 1682 only had 16300 hours. A baby by NW standards...

http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php


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User currently onlinezanl188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 8745 times:
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Some video of 1682s arrival ceremony at the Dover AMC Museum. I don't recall these jets having carry on bins when I worked them (early to mid 90s), just hat racks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGpshWbQpn8

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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

Did they get a buyer?.

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6375 times:

Not sure if it's this one, but apparently Evergreen Air Museum in Oregon got a VC-9.  


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