daddad525
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A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:04 am

I told a very good friend of mine that the B720 that his group had hired for their 1973 US tour was parked at the end of Luton runway. Thankfully, and he is a very intelligent man, I put him off the idea, even though he had plenty of land for it. Are there any relics in your house?
 
COAMiG29
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:40 am

How much do they want for the plane?
If Continental had a hub at DFW with nonstop flights I would always fly them, unfortunantely good things take time.
 
acidradio
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:56 am

Well he's lucky. Some people have parts that have fallen off of Boeing aircraft stuck in their garden.
Ich haben zwei Platzspielen und ein Microphone
 
flick70
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:59 am

Well he's lucky. Some people have parts that have fallen off of Boeing aircraft stuck in their garden.

No...it's a Meteor! - Joe Dirt  Smile
/// Braniff - We Get You There In Flying Colors /// (until Putnam got ahold of us)
 
daddad525
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:05 pm

Sorry to hear that Acidradio involuntarily receieves parts of aircraft. Maybe keep them all and like the Johnny Cash song about the auto industry, you could end up with a whole plane. Alternatively, lets buy the manufacturer some superglue.
 
levent
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:35 pm

"Are there any relics in your house?"

Boy, I would love to buy one of the Iberia A300´s stored at VLC...

My largest aircraft goodies are a pair of economy class seats from a Martinair DC-10.
 
daddad525
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:56 pm

Levent-what does one do with 2 seats off a Martinair DC10. I,ve got an altimeter from a Viscount from the 1960s; totally useless as my appartment is on the ground floor. Enjoy your seats-having flown on many DC10s I bet they are uncomfortable.
 
levent
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Tue Oct 19, 2004 7:08 pm

Heh, heh... I bought them in an aviation shop for 125 guilders (60 euros). They come from one of the two DC10´s that were converted into tankers for the Royal Dutch Air Force. They have this hippy-style green/blue fabric over them, and they indeed are uncomfortable... but who cares?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
I also have a Spanish made altimeter that was taken out of the aircraft in 1976, but I don´t know when it was made neither from which plane it comes...
 
bennett123
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:14 am

Do you have any details about the B720.
 
daddad525
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RE: A Boeing In Your Garden

Thu Oct 21, 2004 7:37 pm

N7201U-the prototype 720. How it ended up at Luton appears to be a mystery and as my mate didnt buy it, presume it was scrapped there.