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Old 12-08-2010, 01:50 PM   #16
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The reality is, the cost of transporting that airframe back to the US would be prohibitive! It is a shame to see that most significant of 747's in that state however the most realistic thing to do would be to find one in better condition (and there are still a few 100's around) and restore that as the original.

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Old 12-08-2010, 01:59 PM   #17
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Time to start a fund to save at least the front part including the upper deck.

I will start it off with $20.
20K! Hmmm............
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:11 PM   #18
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20K! Hmmm............
20 K!! Good man!! I'm put in a couple bucks!!
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:17 PM   #19
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Would be neat to see this at or a portion of it at the Evergreen Museum as a Howard Hughes H-1 is there and so should this be there.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:46 PM   #20
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Time to start a fund to save at least the front part including the upper deck.

I will start it off with $20.
The problem is not only the condition of the exterior skin, I would bet that the internal structure such as frames and stringers are also corroded.

Another big problem is the interior, looking at the pictures they removed everything what belonged to the cabin, and we don't know what structural changes they did to build up that restaurant inside. Look at the cockpit, there is nothing left of the cockpit and the former structures, you would have to rebiuld everything new, and you don't know if you can remove all the things from the plane which weren't there until they biuld the restaurant there.

As I'm working as an aircraft mechanic....sorry but it's highly impossible to save this aircraft and to restore it, it is much easier and cheaper to get another stored 747-100 out of the desert and to restore this.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #21
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The problem is not only the condition of the exterior skin, I would bet that the internal structure such as frames and stringers are also corroded.

Another big problem is the interior, looking at the pictures they removed everything what belonged to the cabin, and we don't know what structural changes they did to build up that restaurant inside. Look at the cockpit, there is nothing left of the cockpit and the former structures, you would have to rebiuld everything new, and you don't know if you can remove all the things from the plane which weren't there until they biuld the restaurant there.

As I'm working as an aircraft mechanic....sorry but it's highly impossible to save this aircraft and to restore it, it is much easier and cheaper to get another stored 747-100 out of the desert and to restore this.
Good logic there! Would be more to just trying to get it to look right and in tact. What a shame!
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Old 12-10-2010, 09:17 AM   #22
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She's gone boys!!!!

Historic 747 reaches grim end in South Korea

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By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times

December 13, 2010

There will be no more takeoffs for the Juan T. Trippe.

The first 747 jetliner to ferry commercial passengers and a symbol of the golden age of air travel was demolished here Sunday as its owners gave up a frustrating decade-long attempt to make a profit from the mammoth piece of aviation history.


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Old 12-13-2010, 11:57 AM   #24
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The owners appear to be sick SOB's..

Surely they could have given the plane to (ANY) museum instead of doing this..

Such a shame..
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What a shame they tore it down a piece of history!
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What a shame they tore it down a piece of history!
Opened the morning paper again this morning and there it was again but this time on on the third page of the front section!!

Would you believe almost 90 deg F here in LA today!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:01 PM   #27
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The City of Everett B747 at Seattle wasn't looking that much better when I saw it a little over a year ago. I would place it higher in importance compared to the PanAm aircraft. This really needs to be refurbished urgently and placed indoors.



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Old 12-13-2010, 08:12 PM   #28
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I would have given the Juan T. Trippe a bonfire funeral instead of the ignominy of being shredded like a piece of junk...but that wouldn't have been the green thing to do.
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That is just sad to see. History being turned into Coke cans as we type.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:34 AM   #30
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Don't worry Ray she well be placed indoors in a 2 years or so once the new wing is built.
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