mirrodie
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Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 5:26 am

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!
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 5:41 am

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!

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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 5:43 am

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.

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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 6:10 am

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!
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 7:01 am

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.
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 7:05 am

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.
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 7:30 am

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?
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mirrodie
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 9:44 am

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
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 9:59 am

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!
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 10:19 am

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.

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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 11:41 am

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.
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 10:38 pm

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.
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 10:49 pm

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 
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RE: Aviation Themed Bar Being Built-planning

Fri May 18, 2007 10:51 pm

BCAInfoSys:
That was a fun night! Big grin
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