brianhames
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I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:21 pm

It's for sale!

Check out all the pics at...
http://www.aso.com/i.aso/AdView.jsp?aircraft_id=52513

 
mas a330
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:01 pm

My offer is $10!  Big thumbs up
 
DeltaSFO
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:30 pm

Hey, that's N1011N.... it's been parked here at PDX for awhile now. Not sure if it's still around.
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CX Flyboy
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:41 pm

I wouldn't buy that, the bathroom mirror's all wonky!!
 
IwantaBBJ
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:42 pm

No chance guys.... I've already bought it......... Admin, please change my username to IhaveaBBJ.....  Smile

IhaveaBBJ
 
wannabe
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:56 pm

I used to live in an apartment in the Bronx with the same kind of floor layout. Smile
 
TWAalltheway
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 9:27 pm

I would take it if it was offered to me.......but I would go for something with an interior that doesnt look so..........old I guess. It's decked out with the 70s wood and its way too white. I saw a much better looking 737-200 converted biz jet a while ago on ASO. This is just my thoughts. I prefer a dark leather, cherry rosewood executive kinda thing.

TWA all the way
 
sccutler
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Thu Jul 25, 2002 10:25 pm

TWA-

The one you saw on ASO a while back was Gene Phillip's 732, based at ADS just north of Dallas. It is hangared across taxiway Uniform from Monarch at ADS, and is white with maroon and black trim.

The interior is exquisite, with lots of gold plating; it was originally configured for a very well-off Arab gent, and one of the features of its IFE system is a computerized device, slaved to the gyrocompass, which allows the screen to display ( in real-time) the direction to Mecca, so that prayers can be done properly.

It was put up for sale for a while when Mr. Phillips was under the influence of an ambitious prosecutor, being prosecuted on ludicrous fraud (IIRC) charges; acquitted on all counts, the plane was immediately withdrawn from the market.

It is good fun to watch that beautiful bird take off from ADS, a lot of plane for an airport of that size. A friend and neighbor of mine served as PIC on that plane for an extended jaunt to Europe a few years back, said it was nicely-equipped and maintained as well.

I have some pictures of it, from the original ASO ad; if anyone has hosting space, I'll be glad to email them to you to share the wealth.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
brianhames
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:40 am

Sccutler,

I do believe this is the plane you're talking about....

http://www.aso.com/i.aso/AdView.jsp?aircraft_id=45653

 
lubcha132
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Fri Jul 26, 2002 6:45 am

LOL Cx

what's the plane next to it?
 
flyingbronco05
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Fri Jul 26, 2002 7:10 am

The plane next to the 737 lookls like a Gulfstream. Just my thought!

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brianhames
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Fri Jul 26, 2002 8:06 am

Wow, it says on the website now that the BBJ is no longer available...

IwantaBBJ must have been telling the truth!  Big grin

 Pissed

heh heh
 
sccutler
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:00 pm

Brianhames-

That is, indeed, the one.

I taxi by it a couple of times a week.

I had no idea that ASO maintained inactive listings on their site and servers, and I'm none too certain that mr. Phillips would be all that amused either, since the plane's been wthdrawn from the market.

I had some of the pics saved local, but from the listing, one can readily see the opulence this plane represents. And it gets used quite a bit!

I'm bringing my camera tomorrow when I fly; if it's out, I'll snap a pic.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
sccutler
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Mon Jul 29, 2002 9:47 am

Update:

It was not out; but the hangar was open, and it is all masked-up for a completely new paint job. I took some pics, so if you'd like to post a throw-down email address, I'll be glad to email some nice, fresh close-ups for your viewing pleasure.

Be interesting to see whether the paint scheme is changed much; my understanding is that it will be much the same.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Mon Jul 29, 2002 9:51 am

This isnt a BBJ!...............................
 
brianhames
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Mon Jul 29, 2002 10:28 am

You're right, the second plane isn't a BBJ, but the original photo was, but it has since been removed from the ASO website.
 
Ned Kelly
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RE: I So Want This Aircraft!

Mon Jul 29, 2002 8:22 pm

For info:

The 737 discussed above, N1011N 737 BJ (all white) was at Stansted airport on Saturday 27th July.