boeingpride800
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Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Mojave?

Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:03 am

I was wondering if someone could just buy an airplane that has been scrapped and is sitting in the desert. If you can even do that would you? And what type would you pick to take home. lol.
 
ACdreamliner
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:40 am

good post...

i'd go and pick up a ex-united 777-222. low miles newish airframe and fly it tran atlantic...

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jetblueatjfk
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:37 am

That would be really cool actually. Even if you just get a cut out and you can put in seats and all that. Or buy the whole thing and get a field and put it in it. I would probably get either a 747 or that A320 that is the first one scrapped (I think???). Really anything I can find that still has paint on it.

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PPVRA
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:03 pm

Quoting ACdreamliner (Reply 1):

i'd go and pick up a ex-united 777-222. low miles newish airframe and fly it tran atlantic...

If it is scrapped, you won't be able to fly it transatlantic. If it is not scrapped, you won't be able to [most likely] afford it  Wink


Anyaways, I think it would be nice to have a piece of a tail/wing or whatever else... now, the whole thing is too much!!

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jamesbuk
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:04 am

if i could get the whole thing it would be a 747 0r 757 but if only a slice it would be a flightdeck from a 747

atleast if i get the flightdeck i can make the noises to make it sound like im flying infact i might go pracrice my noises now
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UAalltheway
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:02 am

I wouldn't want a whole plane- i wouldn't know what to do with it..

However I'd like to buy some first/business class seats! lol
 
A340600
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:26 am

I would get a nice 732, it could run me around nicely Wink

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UAalltheway
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:37 pm

Do they even let you buy parts off planes? That would certainly awesome.

Anyone know who to contact over there in sales?! =p
 
57AZ
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RE: Could You Buy A "Scrapped" From Moja

Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:43 pm

Yes you can by parts of the planes. A couple of years ago, they were selling parts of the ex-TWA Convair jetliners that they chopped up after no one expressed any interest in them as intact airplanes. Plenty of places to go to obtain used airliners and parts. As for intact airliners, your best deals may come from abroad. I think the guy refitting the 727 as a house in Washington bought his from Greece. Even with the cost of flying the airplane halfway around the world and transporting it from the local airport, he paid less than what he'd have paid for one out a US storage yard.
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