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What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 4:46 am

If you could have a plane as your house then what type of plane would it be?, would it be attached to a pole and be off the ground, or even over a lake?

I would have an B744 with an extended upper floor and all the bedrooms would be on the top floor with the guest bedroom in the cockpit so the guests can enjoy the view from all the big windows in the cockpit. The guest bedroom and the master bedroom would have an ensuite with big double beds. There would also be 2 other bedrooms on the upper deck and a restroom. The main deck would have another restroom and a bathroom, nice big living area, the right side wing would be the deck with very nice deck chairs, leather sofas, 6 first class seats with full entertainment (like on the Emirates A345s), There would also be a huge plasma screen in the living room, nice entrance foyer, laundry would be at the back of the plane (house), games room. The plane (house) would be over a lake. The house would be painted blue
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:06 am

I would have the 777 be my house.

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Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:09 am

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:11 am

I'd have to second the An-225 for all the same reasons Fly2hmo listed Wow! .
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:15 am

id have a cessna 172  Big thumbs up
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:16 am

The 777. With PTV's, personal air-conditioning, a pressurized home, and a cabin as wide as two master bedrooms, and as long as two houses who could ask for anything more? However I would be just as happy with a 744. Either way, to get anywhere, I wouldn't even have to leave my house, and if I had to get from St. Louis to Chicago, I could go there in 45 minutes. Snap! Big thumbs up
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:43 am

I'd go with an L-1011 with the tail parked over a lake. This way, you could use the #2 S-duct intake for an awesome slide!!  Big thumbs up
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:02 am

Pilot kaz, talk about cramped quarters!

Have to go with the 747!! Luxury!!
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:14 am

This one doesn't look too shabby:

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:44 am

This is very Interesting......Not to have as your house but to become your home!

http://www.airplanehomes.com/phase2.html



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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:05 am

C-5 Galaxy, gotta go for something locally built.
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:30 am

I too would have the 777, probably the 300 variant  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:30 am

I second the L-1011. Maybe the DC-10. It'd have to have the engine nacelles intact, though. I don't want to live in a long, ugly tube.

I think I would repaint mine in a classic livery every year. Maybe Continental's meatball this year, Eastern's hockey-stick next. I'd love to paint one in Hawaiian's new scheme... that'd be beautiful.

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:46 am

Boeing Nut,

I'd always had that idea too - was discussing the very thing today actually at work with someone !!!

I'd have the forward cargo hold as my garage with a ramp upto it, and a sun deck on the wings and the rear cargo hold as the kitchen so I could have the bedrooms and living room on the main deck. Would have to have the f/deck wired up to FS too - goes without saying !!!.

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:26 am

I'd have to go for the L1011, I've met the guys in Greenwood who own that Ex-United 727-122 when I drove up there. They have it fitted out VERY NICE. Ah, you can't beat an Airplane Hunting Lodge
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:35 am

Piper Cub.  Big grin





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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:05 am

Make mine a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:14 am

Make mine a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:08 am

Although the Boeing 307 Stratoliner would be my choice for a plane on a lake, on terra firma I would go with one of these:

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The squared off fuselage and two stories wpuld make for a very comfortable home indeed. However, the Breguet 763 would hardly win any beauty contest. For a vacation home, I would forgo the practical in favor of a sexier shape, probably a Connie.

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:22 am

The A380. Big enought to hold my two Escalade Big grin
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:31 am

Leezyjet,

Let's go in together and get one! I'll bet we can get one cheap from the desert!  Big thumbs up
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:36 am

Mine would have to be the 747-400. Just for the upper deck. The upper deck would be the master bedroom. I would have to add a A319 for the "shed" out back.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:38 am

LOL COIAH99!

^5!  Laugh out loud
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 11:54 am

Lockheed L-1011. I would have a few beds, some leather couches , a couple whirlpools, oversize luxury lavatories, DirecTV, Online access, full food service. I would convert F/C to something very similiar to Delta's Biz Elite, then put my stuff listed above in the lower galley if possible. I would take some of the main cabin seats out and put the couches their.

I would like it to be like a house, but still have that airplane feel.

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 12:00 pm

I would have the Airbus 330-200, I find the size quite nice and cozy.
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:03 pm

I would have a 747 (probably a -400) as the main house.

Upper deck and flt deck would be a lounge.
Fwd main deck would be the main bedroom.
Main deck between doors 1 and 2 would be 2 guest rooms and a can.
Main deck between doors 2 and 3 would be the office n computer room and that.
Main deck between doors 3 and 4 would be kitchen/dining room.
Main deck between doors 4 and 5 would be a hobby room kinda thing.
Aft of the rear galley would be another can.
All galleys and cans (other than the 2 cans i mentioned above) would become closet space.
Rear cargo holds would have the furnace and all that.
Fuel tanks would house heating fuel.
Fwd cargo holds would be storage and possibly convertable into 4th bedroom.
Wings would become decks.
The fwd doors and rear doors would be main entrances rigged up with stairs, the overwing exits would be the way out onto the decks, and remaining doors would be equipted with standard evacuation slides.
All engines/wings/control serfaces/wheels would remain on.

And if theres room and/or money left over maybe I'll get a 737, strip out the main pax cabin, install a few shelves and a workbench and call it a shed. The flt deck would remain as-is, as a place to go sit away from it all if needed.

Every summer they would be painted, each year the 2 aircrafts would be repainted in a diff livery, maybe a Canadian 747 and an Alaska Airlines 737 this year, a Air New Zealand 747 and a PWA 737 next year. Will use both current, old, and classic liveries. A suggestion box will be slapped up at the end of the drive every spring for what the next paint jobs shall feature, yer all invited to come on up and put in yer vote.




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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:19 pm

I think a former 727 fuselage is probably the right length for a house conversion. The 737 fuselage is just too small, and the 707 fuselage is just too long. I believe there are a couple of 727 fuselages that have been converted to a house for some time.
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:25 pm

An A380 with an executive interior!
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:58 pm

Wonder how long it will be till you get to choose a a380 off the lot at the desert all taped up with foil wrap and no engines? Because brand new ones would cost a lot right now to convert that! LOL  Big grin

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:56 pm

I would have a Tristar. I think the proportions of the plane itself are just right for a decent sizes home. It would be parked on land with an airbridge attached to the L1 door the airbridge would link to the upper level of a standard detached house.

The Cockpit, remains untouched and all instrumenst in place.

Doors L1 and L2, would be the foyer area, as this is where the airbridge will be located. On the Right side would be a fully fitted Kitchen, with breakfast area which would run up to the R2 door. The space on the left side would be a wide corridor to the aft section.

Doors R1 and R2 would have a spiral staircase in place of the elevators going down to a gym and whirlpool spa.

Midcabin would house a small washroom just aft of the L2 door and behind that an open plan lounge which will be full width and furnisehd with ofas and gadgetry. the aft section will house the master bedroom with en-suite and two smaller bedrooms also a main bathroom.

I wonder where I can pick up a cheap Tristar?
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:46 am

Just out of curiosity, if I wanted a 747 for a house, how much do you think I could pick one for from the desert? I don't think Sunderland Council would give me planning prmission for one though lol!
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:23 am

I will have a A330 at SXM...as simple as that...and it's good enough for me
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:27 am

A380 of course,


with a a320 as my shed.
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:41 am

I'd go for a 747SP - as a single, you don't need that much space, but I kind of like the idea of an upper deck master bedroom.

An additional Concorde would be nice, although the only things it'd make for are a bowling alley or a shooting gallery!  Nuts
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:42 am

I'd have to go with an L1011
It would be flyable, and I'd park it at FLL as a home base.
The front gargo hold would be used as a giant refrigerator/storage closet/general cargo hold. The rear cargo hold would be pressurized and used as a bedroom. It would have a bath and plenty of windows to go around...

Of course, up front on the topo floor, we'd have a cockpit and crew residences...this would take up the normal first class area. In "business class", we'd have a lounge with computer, dining table, couches, and big screen. The next section would be first class seating with PTVs (900 DirecTV channels and over 100 XM channels!) for 2 rows (overhead bins included)(which equals 12 seats) for my guests (they;d recline fully and have every airlines business class/first class features!), followed by a bathroom and lounge. There'd be one bedroom behind this and then a restricted area. In the restricted area is access to that cargo hold bedroom/bathroom...a small office, and a tiny bed/bath would take up the remaining area of the main floor.

Would it fit? I don't know...but it'd be cool
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:52 am

The A380 would also serve as a great home, it would be the biggest one. However, four engines would cost too much on my gas and electric bills. I would pick a twin-jet so as to save money on operating costs, maintenance, and fuel. That way, I could live in the aircraft as peacefully and prosperously as possible Big thumbs up
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:27 am

Wonder how long it will be till you get to choose a a380 off the lot at the desert all taped up with foil wrap and no engines?

Someone's going to get flamed...Someone's going to get flamed...LOL  Laugh out loud

I agree  Big grin

I wonder, though, what the cost of a plane in the desert is.

I remember a story many years ago in a kids science magazine about a woman who had a TWA 747 (-1 or -2) in the forest as her home as it was cheaper than repairing/rebuilding her house that had been destroyed.

The cockpit was a bathtub, and I remember her commenting on the large amount of storage space.  Nuts

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:29 am

A 747. Because of the upperdeck
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:36 am

L-1011 because, well...it's an L-1011. Probably would be the right size for me...plenty long, but not too long. I'd also take out the #2 engine & have a pool at the back end to use the S-tube as a slide....whoever posted that above had a good idea!

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:43 am

Great question: the following come to mind:

-a 747 SP (that would be a nice big house!)

-a 707, CV880/990 or DC-8

-an MD-11  Smile/happy/getting dizzy (you guessed it!!!)
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:46 am

Probably this one...


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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:58 am

A 747-400

and my second choice

a 777-200


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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 9:06 am

A Viscount--big windows, lots of light.
 
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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:29 pm

If a Fokker 28 takes your fancy, there are currenty a couple of old ones for sale here in MEL that would be perfect for this purpose. Asking price is AUD $10,000.


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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:38 pm

I'll have my 1970 Cessna Turbo 210 K Take out the rear seats, plenty of room to sleep, can go anywhere in the USA with one fuel stop coast to coast, at 200knots/20,000ft Has a sterio intercom, emergency kit, camping gear, room for my guns, fishing equipment, can land in 150yards if needed and take-off and out over 50ft. obstacle, in 900yards.

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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:43 pm

Here are some airplanes for sale at Mojave Desert:

http://www.aviatorsale.com/seller/sellerAircrafts.asp?CompanyID=992
http://www.mojavejet.com/

Serial no.: 23772
Registration No.: N296XX
Manufacture year.: 1980
Price.: 1,500,000 $
TTAF.: 43814
Add Type.: Sale and dry lease
Available From.: Immediate
TotalLandings.: 48462
Paint.: New
Aircraft, General.: JT8D-17A engines, Newer large OH Storage bins, 8 Busi 103 Y seating, 4 Driessen Galleys, 2 Lavs, 2210 Hrs Rem to C, 9322 Hrs Rem to D, Over water equipped, U.S. FAA 121 Certified
Exterior.: New Overall White paint
Time since new.: Above
Cycles since New.: Above
Weights.: MTOW 119500, MZFW 95000, BEW 61776, MLW 107000, Fuel Cap 34592 Lbs, Last Weight & Balance Nov 20, 2000
Engines.: JT8D-17A
Propeller.: N/A
uxiliary Power Unit.: GTCP85-129E
Equipment.: U.S. FAA 121 Certified


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RE: What Plane Would You Have As Your House?

Wed Feb 04, 2004 3:22 am

Blackburn Beverley. Plenty a room to park yer car and in the boom there is a para door. Unruly mates..... Bye :O )