johnnie
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An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 6:46 am

Okay, I KNOW this is a weird topic, BUT, it's always been a fantasy of mine to install a 2 unit galley from a B-747-400 in my home as my fully operational kitchen!
Also, I would LOVE to purchase a first class cabin unit of a B-747-100 Classic, with seats (16 first class seats, galley, 2 lavs, doors 1L/1R, and a fully operational first class Galley, and put in in my basement. The spiral staircase would lead from the basement into my kitchen. I would turn this First Class cabin into a home movie theatre, and entertain guests from America!!! LOL.

Anyway, the weird question IS, would you install a fully operational Galley in your home as a kitchen? Or go wild and describe HOW you would turn your home, or a part of it, into an aircraft cabin! And NO, I am not smoking anything!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 6:52 am

Hmm, I don't know. I would have to run it by my PAO Michelle Jones. She approves all of my Aviation adventures.
 
B777Boeing
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:00 am

I know you feel, I bought a 727-200 1R galley door with the frame to convert into a working display item. It is complete with the evacuation slide. I love collecting large items like this. I'm currently looking for an A300 door to buy for my project next summer. I can find you a nice small galley for you to use in your home if you want. Let me know if you are interested.
 
johnnie
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:07 am

B777Boeing, COOL!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Hmmmm, or how about a
B-747-400 or A340 cabin door as your Front Door at
home. You would have to "disarm" the door to answer it!! LOL. I AM thinking seriously of purchasing a galley unit. I will let you know.

Cheers from Canada!!
Johnnie
 
corocks
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:11 am

A former pilot for Pan Am turned his media room into the inside of a 747. It has lots of stuff that he got from old planes such as seats, and interior panels and stuff. It was displayed in a magazine called Audo/Video interiors about 4 months ago. It was really cool.
 
aussie_
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 7:17 am

It's still only a dream but when I come to building my own place, I hope to incorporate a section of the fuselage of a 737/DC9/727 size aircraft into the house to provide a little extra interest to the design...

You could make the interior into a guest or child's bedroom!
 
RootsBoy
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 8:00 am

That sounds cool. How would one go about getting aircraft parts? What websight do I go to? What number do I call?

Thanks
Roots Boy
 
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 8:19 am

Johnnie,

What about one of Tower Air's gliders? (74 classic..) They must have some parts lying around.

I have to say I wouldn't like a kitchen like a galley, but I can SEE you having it.

Would you like the carts to go with it? You could really go to town entertaining like that.

Cheers,

mb
 
OPNLguy
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 9:14 am

Just an FYI, but aircraft galleys aren't really suited to "cooking" in the same sense that one's kitchen is. First off, space in an aircraft galley is limited, and secondly, the heat sources (coffeemakers and ovens) are essentially designed for beverages and warming/reheating food versus outright cooking with pots and pans. I did some time earlier in my career in airline catering (sounds like a prison sentence, and it was, sorta..) and you'd be surprised at the amount of pre-preparation that goes into meal set-ups (the trays) and the actual entrees (the part that they heat and put on the tray) before they are ever loaded on the aircraft.

As an aside, I did read once where Billy Crystal spent so much time shuttling between coasts and feeling at home on aircraft that he installed a lav from a 747 in his home... More functional than a galley, I guess...
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
 
LoneStarMike
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 9:25 am

If I had the money, I'd love to purchase some first class seats from this site:

http://www.keystoneaviation.com

LoneStarMike

 
Todd
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 9:30 am

you people are SICK! I'd love to build an ATC tower on the corner of my home as an observation deck/sunroom.
 
boeing 747-311
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 12:32 pm

r u guys rich?
Come fly with US
 
TurbineBeaver
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:40 pm

Hey,

My roomate and I are interested in purchasing some first class/business class seats for our dorm. I know there is some website with them, but we can't seem to find any prices. Anyone have an idea of the ballpark price?

TB
 
OPNLguy
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:51 pm

Check out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1658955668

The fellow says in his ad that these are ex-ANA seats, and given his Ohio location, it appears the aircraft are now flying freight for Airborne Express...
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VC-10
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Tue Nov 06, 2001 5:47 pm

r u guys rich? - I don't know about rich, but they need to get out more !
 
L-188
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:16 pm

How in the world would you be able to cook the Thanksgiving turkey in an airline oven Confused

If it is a double you could do two cornish game hens....But that just wouldn't be right.

OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
 
Andreas
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LoL, Johnnie!

Wed Nov 07, 2001 6:38 pm

Good of you to make it clear, because it sure sounds like you are smoking something a lot more sophisticated than tabac.

Right! Let tell you a few things:
1. You would not be the first one, I'm trying to insert a link, hopefully you can read German, if not, just look at the photos. This is what I call a MD-11 Fan!!!
Link:http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/netzkultur/0,1518,165390,00.html
2. I can give you another link to LH. That guy sells old equipment from LH aircraft, so basically it would not be too difficult to get that equipment.
Ah sorry, I just saw you 're from Canada, LH would be useless then, so maybe the Mojave desert in Arizona would be a cool place to spend your next holiday.
Whatever you do, just keep us informed!

PS: I know what I would do: To build up the most perfect private flight simulator (744 of course), that could be found around the world.
I know it's only VfB but I like it!
 
hugo
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Wed Nov 07, 2001 8:23 pm

I share your fantasy about the forward section of a 747... I already have something close at home in my attic, including a semi-functioning galley with microwave and refrigerator. Please visit my site at www.pittman.com/hugo to see pics of my Pan Am 747.
 
rapo
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Wed Nov 07, 2001 9:36 pm

Just a quick FYI:

While flying LH recently, I read in their inflight magazine that they have used aircraft seats for sale. I'm sure, with the demise of their 747-200's, that their inventory is about to go way up.

Now I wonder how I would go about converting a first class seat into an office chair...............

rapo
 
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RE: Turbine Beaver

Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:18 pm

I purchased a set of 2 coach seats from the guy selling those seats on ebay. They are in pretty good shape with the fabric being dry cleaned and the armrest controls still intact. They cost me around $90 plus $50 shipping (unless you can pick them up from his house). I think this is a decent deal considering the availability of this product to the public. Anyway, I hope this helps!

CS
 
airsicknessbag
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:42 pm

I read an article about this guy who lives in a retired OA 727-100...

Daniel Smile
 
l'espace180
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:41 am

I'd love my bed to be a first class seat...(maybe a little more wider than the actual ones...).
A 340 door as my own door is also part of my dreamings...

L'ESPACE 180

 
lapa_saab340
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RE: An Aircraft Galley As Your Kitchen?

Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:57 am

There is a company that sells retired 727s converted into homes. They do the plumbing and wiring, and they also sell you this column to mount it on. The flaps, horizontal stab, and engines are removed.

I've also found a piece of the rear fuselage section of the 727 on auction in ebay. Basically it consists of the bulkhead with the rear entry door, together with a couple of the steps to the rear stair. The ad claimed it'd make a perfect basement or cellar door  Smile

I don't have the company's url with me, I'll try to find it and post it later.

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