Rotting Planes. Sad.

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  1. rtk11

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    Finally got around to taking pics of the airplane grave yard at KFUL. So sad as these were people’s pride and joy at one point, but most (if not all) are never going to take to the air again.

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    Looks like it has an O-200 in it. I'd offer $10K cash.
     
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    Love that little Aeronca
    Its a 1949 with a Continental 145 engine
    Certificate expires 10/31/2019
     
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    Well, I don't know if you can be entirely sure of that. I'm sure it's true for some. However, I buy fuel away from my home airport quite a bit more than I buy it locally there -- it's cheaper and not really any less convenient if I'm going to be out flying locally anyway. Plus the self serve pumps were out of service for a long time here, even though they were selling fuel from the truck for the same price while they were down I usually fuel when the FBO is closed and it's a pain to call out. They're probably fixed now but I don't even know because I got out of the habit of going there.
     
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    What a Shame. Makes this beginner sad.

    I wish they could be made into experimental aircraft. If it could be done what do you think about a rotax in the 152 and 172's? Could be great projects for a HS flying club maybe?
     
  6. DaleB

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    You could. Experimental R&D, or Market Research. Pretty limited application, though, not something you could use for a flying club or just general flying around.
     
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    This has been sitting at the KSLC shade hangars since at least 2014 when I started my ppl training.

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    What it used to look like:
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    Ugh. What a bummer!
     
  10. woodchucker

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    Do you know what year that was taken?
     
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    I don't, just found this pic on line.
     
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    That took 8 years. I wonder what happened?
     
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    Nothing happened. For eight years straight.
     
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    Do your passengers call you Captain Obvious? :D
     
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    It's a small community. We are 100% sure these planes aren't flying. Some of these planes can't be physically removed from the hangar due to the junk piled around them. Others have a thick coating of dust on them. And the management hasn't seen them move. There is in fact no reason NOT to buy fuel at our airport until you have used up your offset rebate, because it is essentially "free" fuel. For very $1 of fuel you buy, you get $1 off your hangar rent until you hit the annual limit.
     
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    Here's XN506 in 1989...
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    One very minor problem on them exceeds the resale value. Just about anything that breaks will ground the airplane from a value perspective.
     
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    They are going to tear down the entire Premier ramp where the fuel pumps are so don't expect us to have anything other than a truck for a long time. They are building another FBO similar to Million Air but I think the Premier guy is still going to own it. Like you, I buy my fuel elsewhere except Ryan of course. They are also going to rebuild Delta taxiway in front of the Premier/Atlantic ramp and they are going to widen 11R/29L.
     
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    For things like cars, and "every day" planes I can see that.. but when you've got something antique and special there is a lot of romance and emotion behind them.. maybe I'm too much of a dreamer but if I had the cash means and owned something like one of the many Fouga Magister that are rotting at Chino I'd find a way to keep them flying. That's got to be one of the coolest classic jets out there:
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    That's a Soviet/Russian jet... no? That super light blue and olive green wheel hub give it away
     
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    A couple MiG-29's, in pretty rough shape by all appearances.

    Nauga,
    and airplanes in need of a post
     
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    Yeah I've only heard bits and pieces of the story behind them. It's something along the lines of they'd bought several of them to fix up, got one up and running, made one test flight and then everything stopped... presumably lack of funds/things costing a lot more than was expected. Supposedly there's a totally fixed up one tucked away in a hangar.
     
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    I think there must be some form of a disease that affects mainly older men when it comes to airplanes. I have shared hangar space at KCOE. One of the planes in the hangar is a Cessna T210 that was pickled in 2009 when the owner lost his medical. There is also a Lancair 320 that the owner died last week. He lost his medical 3 years ago. Up the street, a gentleman died with a Cessna 337 in the hangar for over 12 years. That hangar and the 337 sold in less than a week at a give away price once the owner’s children got involved, and now the 337 is undergoing an annual. The Lancair will soon be for sale. Several guys at the airport are trying to get an idea of what value it may have for the surviving widow. If theses guys knew how hard it is on the surviving family members to get rid of some of this stuff, maybe they would do something different.
     
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