From Tuesday, October 4 edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
Boeing 737 performs different role
Walnut Ridge restaurant turns retired aircraft into town attraction
BY KENNETH HEARD
WALNUT RIDGE – For the first time in 21 years Monday, food was served on Southwest Airlines plane No. N86SW.
However, the aircraft never left the ground.
The article says:
- The fuselage contains 10 tables, each seating six
- The actual desert tan seats and carpet are used
- The overhead bins and lavatory (inoperable) remain
- A pilot stopped to refuel his plane and commented he logged some 300 hours flying N86SW
- Parachute Inn hosted a private function last week. After an open house tomorrow (10 OCT), the new dining room is open for business. Just don’t wear an offensive tee shirt.
Article from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Part 1
Article from Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Part 2
*Note – article scanned from the hardcopy
Photo © Frank J. Mirande