Rotting Planes. Sad.

Discussion in 'Flight Following' started by MetalCloud, May 10, 2017.

  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.
     
  3. Southpaw

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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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  4. deyoung

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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.
     
  7. woodchucker

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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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  8. NordicDave

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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?
     
  11. NordicDave

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    I don't, just found this pic on line.
     
  12. DaleB

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    That took 8 years. I wonder what happened?
     
  14. flyer770

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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.