Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning  
User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I do like to work with my hands when I get a chance. So right now I am planning to build an aviation themed bar. I need a place to store the liquor and serve guests but also incorporate my hobby.

I figure I had a bunch of models and AA paraphernalia that I could use, perhaps build shelves into the front of the bar with plexiglass doors in front.

Also, the top table part of the bar, instead of aviation, I am thinking of throwing a model railroad in there (very small of course) to showcase my LIRR stuff.

But I need ideas. Got any? I have a few AA items I can use in the design. Flagship wings, Plaques. Some smaller die cast models. The Concorde seats and flask are off limits though.

Also, if anyone has some duplicate AA items (signs, etc.) they are willing to part with, maybe it could go into the design.

Looking for ideas though. Got any? Maybe I can inset a small LCD screen inlaid into the table top to showcase old aviation movies? Zanely ideas, any of them, throw them out here!


Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
13 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

This should actually be in a non-av forum. That said...

I am in the midst of collecting aviation models for my H.O. (1/87 scale) model railroad. I am using a HO scale Faller model of a military terminal, and slightly modifying it. I have been able to find a CRJ-200 in an approximate 1/90 scale, and a Fokker F27 in 1/94 scale. Although not exactly right in size, the difference when down to this scale is negligable.

A good place to find ex-airliner parts for the general public is definitely eBay. From uniforms, badges & time tables to dials, seats, and even a full bathroom...you can find a lot of interesting paraphernalia at that site.

Try a Google or Yahoo search for companies that specialize in aircraft parting-out. I am sure you will find what you are looking for!

Have fun, and good luck!

[Edited 2007-05-17 22:43:48]


AC.WA.CP.DL.RW.CO.WG.WJ.WN.KI.FL.SK.ACL.UA.US.F9
User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1388 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3562 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Its a thought, but perhaps you could trawl ebay for aircraft parts.
There's lots of little pieces such as lights on there, right up to larger things like seats.
If you want some safety cards to use somewhere im sure I can send you the ones I have from DP, they are only collecting dust.

Kev.



The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

You could always try your luck and get in contact with American Airlines to see whether or not they would be willing to donate any paraphernalia for you to display in the bar. Anything with American Airlines on... is advertising for them, so I imagine they'd be happy to send you stuff! The same applies for any airline really, if you write to a lot of airlines, one of them is bound to send you something!


Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3500 times:

Have the part where you sit down at be a runway. If you want to get real fancy, you could add some lights to it. To be authentic, make sure the runway numbers are correct.


Yay Pudding!
User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3496 times:

Mirrodie:
We already have one here in San Francisco. In fact, there was a New Years In San Fracnsico A.net meet at this place to ring in 2006. It's called the Orbit Room.
I'll post photos when I get home in a few hours.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

There was a bar (I forgot the name though I was there a few times) that was in Miami, near the AET's. It was closed down last time I checked. Does anyone know what happened?

User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3460 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
We already have one here in San Francisco. In fact, there was a New Years In San Fracnsico A.net meet at this place to ring in 2006. It's called the Orbit Room.
I'll post photos when I get home in a few hours.

Superfly, I think you misunderstood me. I mean to build something like this




But I'd love to hit that bar in SFO if I could. THere is one in NYC called Idlewild.

Regeardless, I look forward to seeing the photos you have. I need ideas  Wink



Forum moderator 2001-2010; He's a pedantic, pontificating, pretentious bastard, a belligerent old fart, a worthless st
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

Hey Mario, what about having the backsplash of the sink be safety cards put up like wallpaper and waterproofed somehow?

My office is airplane themed, and I have this lamp on my desk:



I searched eBay for "airplane lamp" and found this and some other neat ones.

You've definitely gotta see if you can get glasses, cutlery, bar tools, etc. with airline logos on. Oh! If you get this quick there's an American Airlines ice scoop up on eBay, with auction ending in 10 minutes, for $5!



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

The glass rack above the bar should be made out of a Rotor Blade. I've seen this done at a few aviation themed bars/pubs.

WrenchBender



Silly Pilot, Tricks are for kids.......
User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1993 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3422 times:

I think the best thing to do would be to contact your local airports maintenance facilities and ask if they have any old props collecting dust I did this and walked away with a few. Including one that I flew, and later (not me flying) had a prop strike and bent. Just contact them and see what they can do, you can even build a clock on the hub of the prop which is really cool.


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 672 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

There used to be a bar in Allentown, PA called TK's Flight Lounge that was owned by one of my father's best friends. (ex EAL pilot)

It was attached to The Rose Bowl (bowling alley) and it was absolutely loaded with all sorts of airline and airplane memorabilia. He actually tried to get an old airplane to hang from the ceiling, but the guy who was going to sell it to him found out it was going into a bar and not a hangar, he refused to sell.

He sold the bar and bowling alley about eight years ago, but it may still be there. Look it up, and maybe go out for a visit to get some ideas.



"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3382 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
We already have one here in San Francisco. In fact, there was a New Years In San Fracnsico A.net meet at this place to ring in 2006. It's called the Orbit Room.
I'll post photos when I get home in a few hours.

Oh Lord what a night that was. I get freakin' plastered and then made out with my sister's best friend who was there that night. Man - what a memory that was to wake up to.  drunk   headache 


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40066 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

BCAInfoSys:
That was a fun night! Big grin
I kicked off 2006 on a good note and 2006 was a wonderful year for me.  yes 



Bring back the Concorde
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Intresting Hotel Being Built At LHR posted Sat Apr 1 2006 10:43:19 by Trekster
Aviation-Themed License Plates posted Fri Mar 10 2006 19:19:17 by IAH777
Best Aviation Themed Music Video posted Sat Nov 1 2003 19:29:44 by Beefer
US Contractors Are Being Spied On By Canada posted Tue May 8 2007 05:19:53 by WrenchBender
Bizarre Aviation Dream posted Mon May 7 2007 20:34:45 by DrDeke
What Are Your Hobbies Other Than Aviation? posted Mon Apr 30 2007 04:58:49 by UAL747
Aviation Related Songs posted Fri Apr 13 2007 19:41:53 by KaiGywer
Funny Aviation Related Video On Youtube posted Tue Apr 10 2007 02:04:45 by Lfutia
Airplanes In Non-Aviation Video Games posted Mon Apr 9 2007 12:12:35 by Yellowstone
Personal Non-Aviation Photography Sites posted Fri Mar 30 2007 22:44:17 by ANITIX87