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B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:18 am

Okay, lets smash open the A.net piggy bank and buy this little beauty. :bouncy:

https://www.controller.com/listings/air ... ing-747-sp

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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:47 am

:lol: I’m up for chipping in! 8-)
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:53 am

Na, it´s pratt powered I would want one will rollers on it!
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:22 am

"Low maintenance costs."

Count me in.
This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:58 am

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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:34 pm

Will they take a 3d party post dated check?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:00 pm

I will ask Air transat if he wants !! You imagine a little air-color transat that would be beautiful!
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:06 pm

It is 40 years old, how many years it can stay alive !!
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:50 pm

We should put together a go fund me and see how much we can pool! :P
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:51 pm

How many members on this site ? Times that by $10 each and see what the total is.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:45 pm

DL_Mech wrote:
"Low maintenance costs."

Count me in.


Yes the costs are very affordable. $80,000 for a set of tires, need a windscreen? $125,000.

Edit: Are blue carpets and gold accents required by regulation for Middle Eastern VVIP aircraft?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:35 pm

I already bought it, once I get it painted in the colors I like I'll take whoever is interested wherever they want to go. You just got to pay for the fuel.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:14 am

Searching the couch for any money!
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:14 am

Man, the Qatari famy must really be hurting, selling of the two Anet favorite variants of the 747!
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/23 ... r-pictures
I haven't been following Qatar much recently, any particular reason they'd want to get rid of these so suddenly?
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:42 am

It comes with 2 spare engines. How could anyone say no?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:29 am

UAEflyer wrote:
It is 40 years old, how many years it can stay alive !!


Don't know, but if the Rolling Stones can still do it at 70+ so can she. :D
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:59 am

ChristopherS wrote:
Man, the Qatari famy must really be hurting, selling of the two Anet favorite variants of the 747!
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/23 ... r-pictures
I haven't been following Qatar much recently, any particular reason they'd want to get rid of these so suddenly?

The 2 aircrafts are owned by the same person who passed away, the SP was his old transporter and the 748i is the new one. The other senior members have their own jumbo or Airbus. If I recall well the Qatar Amiri fleet contain of 5 747 (4 -8i , 1 -SP) 3 A340s (A342, A343, A345) 2 A332, and several A320s.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:26 am

Looks like the same aircraft was for sale 2 years ago.

https://dohanews.co/private-boeing-747- ... s-on-sale/
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:50 am

I saw her once in ZRH. I'll chip in 10 Eurobucks!

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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:51 pm

Low maintenance costs, count about the price you paid for it, every year. A bargain !
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:14 pm

Well, I say yes!
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:21 pm

I've got the money for the $9.5 asking price, but what is the 'm' for?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:08 pm

If they break it up, I have first dibs on the conference table. My friends and I are going to set up an HO electric train set on it. Let's see... $25 should be enough, ($40 if they include shipping...).
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:17 pm

Sounds like fun but two problems: 1. The operating cost is enormous. It will dwarf the asking price. 2. Parts. Something that is vital but never breaks does break one unlucky day.

This thing is such a money eater. If you are really interested, offer 1 million and they might sell.
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:45 pm

Who wants to start an airline??
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:56 pm

Honestly, other than my fellow a.net members, who would buy this airplane?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:00 pm

double post :(
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:02 pm

Friends, we're in luck. I was just informed that I'm the winner of the Nigerian lottery. As soon as I pay the fees I'll be rich and I can buy that sweet SP for all of my a.net friends to enjoy...
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:34 pm

Qatar should just put this beauty in a museum
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Wouldn't it make an ideal additional engine testbed plane? Could Rolls Royce swap out the engines to replace the JT-9D's?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:58 pm

Pudgy little thing, isn't it?

Me thinks $9.5 million is a bit high, unless it's a part out....
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:58 pm

There is also a 21 year old 343 for 9 million. https://www.controller.com/listings/air ... irbus-a340
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:35 pm

What do you reckon it costs to operate per hour, all in?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:44 pm

I'll chip in $20, but only if we redo that interior. It looks like 1991 in there.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:51 pm

evanb wrote:
What do you reckon it costs to operate per hour, all in?


Doesn't that depend upon how many hours you fly it?

My guess is about $25,000 per hour if you fly it a lot. More if you fly less.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:22 am

To all those fantasises here on a.net who think it's a great idea to purchase this particular B747SP (ridiculous to say the least) I've got news for you all.....this aircraft won't be sold for further service and anyone who thinks otherwise are deluded, she will stay in situ until she is either bought by a scrapper or flown to another destination to lay idle and neglected and eventually rotting away.

There is a sense of nostalgia with the B747SP I appreciate that but this particular aircraft doesn't have any real significance so I can't see it having much of a future.

As has already been mentioned by another poster this particular aircraft has been on sale for two years so I'm surprised by the OP quoting it as if it's only just gone on for sale.
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:17 am

WHOA, CHECK THIS OUT--This creampuff even has its own website!
http://vp-bat.com/
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:35 am

I have seen that aircraft at PHX a few times. The rumor was that the owner would visit the Mayo clinic in Phoenix for treatments. I would think the gold is worth something! :twocents: :shakehead:
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:30 pm

At that price it would be a cost effective primary residence parked at SJC.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:19 pm

I'm sure I used to see this regularly in Bournemouth of all places!
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:30 pm

Well, it does include:

Onboard “Fly Away Kit” which contains spare replacement for every AOG item contained safely in two LD3 containers.
Two spare engines.
Spare Auxiliary Power Unit.
Two spare nose wheels and two spare main wheels contained in third LD3 container.
A full list of spare parts is available upon registered interest.
All spare parts are included in the purchase price.

Plus looks like a high rack of crates with spare parts, so it's got that going which is nice.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:03 pm

Anybody know why it's parked in Kelowna British Columbia? Is that where the C check is being done?
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:27 pm

Cunard wrote:
To all those fantasises here on a.net who think it's a great idea to purchase this particular B747SP (ridiculous to say the least) I've got news for you all.....this aircraft won't be sold for further service and anyone who thinks otherwise are deluded, she will stay in situ until she is either bought by a scrapper or flown to another destination to lay idle and neglected and eventually rotting away.


You must be a hit at parties with that stick up your ass.

I don't think anyone here has any expectation that they will be purchasing this aircraft. It's a topic for conversation, nothing more.

travaz wrote:
I have seen that aircraft at PHX a few times. The rumor was that the owner would visit the Mayo clinic in Phoenix for treatments. I would think the gold is worth something!


They still pop in every now and then, but lately it's been one of the A319s. They usually come for that big horse show at Westworld every year.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:52 pm

I'd buy it if I had that type of money to throw away and just park it on a tarmac somewhere. I bet even parking fees are astronomical.
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:38 pm

B757Forever wrote:
Friends, we're in luck. I was just informed that I'm the winner of the Nigerian lottery. As soon as I pay the fees I'll be rich and I can buy that sweet SP for all of my a.net friends to enjoy...

:D

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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:49 pm

One of the VP-BAT Captains was a friend of my father. He lived locally to him and was ex-BA Concorde fleet, having been on 747s at BA before that. A few years after he left BA he got a call asking if he wanted to "fly a business jet". After initially dismissing it thinking it was a gig to fly a Citation/Gulfstream/Global Express type job he accepted. He'd drive down to BOH, pick the aircraft up and fly it to Heathrow where he could end up in Qatar, Switzerland, the US, Geneva or anywhere frankly.

As unlikely as it would have been I was hoping on one of his trips to DC (I lived in Richmond, VA at the time) that he'd give me a call and ask if I wanted to come for a ride. :biggrin:

aviatorcraig wrote:
I'm sure I used to see this regularly in Bournemouth of all places!


Indeed, because it was a regular visitor to LHR but it was much cheaper to ferry it down to BOH and park it there.

atypical wrote:
At that price it would be a cost effective primary residence parked at SJC.


:bigthumbsup:
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:50 pm

Make a great house after getting another 5yrs out of her. I wonder what is the cost per flight hour.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:59 pm

777PHX wrote:
Cunard wrote:
To all those fantasises here on a.net who think it's a great idea to purchase this particular B747SP (ridiculous to say the least) I've got news for you all.....this aircraft won't be sold for further service and anyone who thinks otherwise are deluded, she will stay in situ until she is either bought by a scrapper or flown to another destination to lay idle and neglected and eventually rotting away.


You must be a hit at parties with that stick up your ass.

I don't think anyone here has any expectation that they will be purchasing this aircraft. It's a topic for conversation, nothing more.


:bigthumbsup:

Well said, it's just everyone having fun with the topic at hand ;-) !
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:14 am

This aircraft should be donated to Boeing for the Museum in Seattle in exchange for something. I think they will be delighted to have it as part of a deal.
 
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Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:06 am

Park it up and hire it out as a unique party / conference venue.

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