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How To Purchase An Airlinr For Preservation?

Sun Sep 28, 2003 10:58 pm

Good afternoon,

we want to purchase a Boeing 707/720 or 727 Jet which is out of service. Our aim: To display it at our local airport and to preserve it for the future. The advantage: No land transportation needed, the aircraft will rest in a "realistic" surrounding.

The only problem is the search for a carrier/owner of o. m. acft. Of course, we wish to buy it for a symbolic price, because the plane will not be in the air again.

Maybe you can help us? We also look forward to your comments. What do you think, is this a realistic plan?
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RE: How To Purchase An Airlinr For Preservation?

Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:04 pm

Try contacting the Airline History Museum in Kansas City, formerly Sav-A-Connie. They have purchased three ex-airline aircraft, though I don't know if any of them were owned by airlines at the time.

I'm certain they'll be able to give you a starting point, at least!
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.

RE: How To Purchase An Airlinr For Preservation?

Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:17 pm

Dear Atw:
The problem for you is very simple and... quite complicated...
There are old 707/720 or 727 that are of interest to you, unfortunately, the current owner can sell that aircraft for the price of metal, and still many parts of the old airplanes are valuable to a newer one, i.e. the windhields of the 707 or 727 are expensive, and can be fitted on a 737...
I have heard of the price of (maybe) $100,000 as far as the value of an old retired 707 or 727... but it still needs to be flown to your location, in a "semi" airworthy condition, to get a ferry flight permit for its delivery. Check with the LBA if they would accept that you fly an aircraft to that location... For you in Germany, I would suggest you paint it in the LH colors of the 1960s...
I would love to fly a 707 or a 727, one last time again, I flew both in my earlier days, and would appreciate a last goodbye flight with one of them, and I know many other pilots and flight engineers who would donate their time as well to come along with me... So if you needed a captain, I am available...
Happy contrails  Smile
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RE: How To Purchase An Airlinr For Preservation?

Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:38 pm

Thanks a lot for your help!

@B747skipper: Thank you for your offer, at that moment, I am in contact with a government which will sort out some interesting airplanes. Please let me know your e-mail adress, so I can give you some details.


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