colemcandrew
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What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:13 am

Recently, I discovered N7477S flew to Maranas Pinal Airpark for a C check, from Sam Chuis video.

Found out it was former Qatar royal family’s plane, but is now waiting for a new owner. Former reg is VP-BAT.

Does anyone know where it is right now? Has it gotten its C check? Where is it parked?
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 am

It's only been there a week! A C-check is not merely a "days long" event. It's still at MZJ.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:27 pm

Hope this plane finds a good home, it would be a shame if it was chopped up. The Air and Space Museum does not have a 747 last time I checked. The Museum of Flight in Seattle doesn't have a 747SP. Can someone save this iconic airplane. IF not in the USA maybe my friends at HARS or Longreach in Australia could save it.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:52 pm

Too funny, I just watched this vid yesterday myself. Wow. Not only a vintage SP, but holy crap, talk about "pimp my ride"!!! Did you notice that even the cabin door handles were gold?? Jeez. A bit over the top, but I'd sure as hell buy it if I had a few million with nothing better to do with it!

What I'm curious to know is who is the current owner who's paying for an expensive C-check without a buyer-in-hand??? Talk about speculation!

I agree that I hope it finds a good home too. It would make an amazing addition to the Pima Air & Space Museum, but only if they kept the interior up and had it open for walk-thru tours! Can't imagine who out there would buy it otherwise, aside maybe from Jeff Bezos? LOL
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:55 pm

KFTG wrote:
It's only been there a week! A C-check is not merely a "days long" event. It's still at MZJ.


Exactly, and if there is no buyer-in-hand, there's no rush to get it done; maybe the outfit at MZJ who does the work cut the current owner a discount for a slow-mo job.

We should get a group of a.netters together to buy her, and then split up usage among the group like a time-share!!
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:13 pm

Saw her depart from Hamilton for MZJ. New paint and ADS-B are amongst the long list of items for her stay at MZJ. For 6 million hopefully someone buys her - Was nice to hear those JT9D's spool up in the moist air.

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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:31 pm

I have been told it is sold to someone in Africa
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:06 pm

jfk777 wrote:
Hope this plane finds a good home, it would be a shame if it was chopped up. The Air and Space Museum does not have a 747 last time I checked. The Museum of Flight in Seattle doesn't have a 747SP. Can someone save this iconic airplane. IF not in the USA maybe my friends at HARS or Longreach in Australia could save it.


Air and Space has the nose of N601US in the DC location, that is a 747-151. They simply don't have the space to put a whole 747 in Hazy unless they expand, which is not happening because of the revitalization that's currently in progress (all hands/money on deck for that one)
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:12 pm

This airplane is in this month's Controller magazine...
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:07 am

m007j wrote:
jfk777 wrote:
Hope this plane finds a good home, it would be a shame if it was chopped up. The Air and Space Museum does not have a 747 last time I checked. The Museum of Flight in Seattle doesn't have a 747SP. Can someone save this iconic airplane. IF not in the USA maybe my friends at HARS or Longreach in Australia could save it.


Air and Space has the nose of N601US in the DC location, that is a 747-151. They simply don't have the space to put a whole 747 in Hazy unless they expand, which is not happening because of the revitalization that's currently in progress (all hands/money on deck for that one)

Pima Air and Space Museum does have a 747, in fact (don’t quote me on this) i believe the first ever 747 from a general electric donated, sitting out there. Either way i don’t see them taking on an SP, considering it has need kept in good condition and they’re clearly (i think) looking for money out of the plane. Although if they can’t get a buyer i could see them donating it to the museum.

Well aware it is still at MZJ, but is anyone aware where it actually is at the airport? In the dirt? Still partially i’m a hangar or where they work on the phones?
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:09 am

KFTG wrote:
This airplane is in this month's Controller magazine...

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

Thanks for letting me know, good place to check that the aircraft hasn’t been sold or to know when it has been.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:26 am

Find 88 friends and that's only 100k each. Gas is a ***** though! Not bad with 2 spare JT9Ds :)
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:35 pm

colemcandrew wrote:
Pima Air and Space Museum does have a 747, in fact (don’t quote me on this) i believe the first ever 747 from a general electric donated, sitting out there.


Actually- the very first 747 ("The City of Everett") lives in Seattle-- at the Museum of Flight.



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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:11 am

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studedave wrote:
colemcandrew wrote:
Pima Air and Space Museum does have a 747, in fact (don’t quote me on this) i believe the first ever 747 from a general electric donated, sitting out there.


Actually- the very first 747 ("The City of Everett") lives in Seattle-- at the Museum of Flight.



StudeDave

Ah. I believe this one is the 25th, after some research.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:26 pm

Just drove through MZJ, no sign whatsoever of the 747SP. I wouldn’t have even knew it was there if it wasn’t for chuis video. Anyone know where it is at MZJ? Clearly somewhere nobody can’t see it for a reason probably
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:28 pm

colemcandrew wrote:
Just drove through MZJ, no sign whatsoever of the 747SP. I wouldn’t have even knew it was there if it wasn’t for chuis video. Anyone know where it is at MZJ? Clearly somewhere nobody can’t see it for a reason probably


Well C-checks are typically done indoors so it’s probably in a hangar.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:32 pm

ikolkyo wrote:
colemcandrew wrote:
Just drove through MZJ, no sign whatsoever of the 747SP. I wouldn’t have even knew it was there if it wasn’t for chuis video. Anyone know where it is at MZJ? Clearly somewhere nobody can’t see it for a reason probably


Well C-checks are typically done indoors so it’s probably in a hangar.

Probably is, but i don’t think a C check would take much longer than 2+ weeks, unless they’re really taking their time. It arrived on october 4.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:09 pm

From the Controller listing: Has the same performace as a Gulfstream G650 but with lot more prestige, for fraction of the cost.

WHAT? Maybe a fraction of the aquisition cost...
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:32 pm

remingtonbox wrote:
From the Controller listing: Has the same performace as a Gulfstream G650 but with lot more prestige, for fraction of the cost.

WHAT? Maybe a fraction of the aquisition cost...
You don't expect a sales guy/marketer to tell you the *whole* truth do you? :-)

I'm not sure I buy their prestige comment either - people know G650's are pretty nice, and I'm not sure the 'short bus' 747 has the same impact as a classic 747.

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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:10 pm

Current owner, as per FAA registry, is aircraft finance and leasing firm CSDS Asset Management.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:12 pm

Now that is something to pull up in.

If someone bought this aircraft and painted it in a Pan Am livery but instead of Pan Am, it said "Am Pan", but was otherwise exactly the same livery as the 1970s look, would they get in trouble?
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:33 pm

Veigar wrote:
Now that is something to pull up in.

If someone bought this aircraft and painted it in a Pan Am livery but instead of Pan Am, it said "Am Pan", but was otherwise exactly the same livery as the 1970s look, would they get in trouble?



Most probably, as the trademark would affect not only the actual Pan Am logo but also their brand identity.

But it would be cool to see it nonetheless.
 
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Re: What’s happening to N7477S?

Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:59 pm

dennypayne wrote:
remingtonbox wrote:
From the Controller listing: Has the same performace as a Gulfstream G650 but with lot more prestige, for fraction of the cost.

WHAT? Maybe a fraction of the aquisition cost...
You don't expect a sales guy/marketer to tell you the *whole* truth do you? :-)

I'm not sure I buy their prestige comment either - people know G650's are pretty nice, and I'm not sure the 'short bus' 747 has the same impact as a classic 747.

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