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Offline MissLogistics

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HI All,

I have a very good client who is looking at buying the L-59 Albatross,  it's in St.Louis Missouri,  wings, tail and nose will be dismantled and we will load it into a 40' high cube,  there is a guy in Bathurst who reassembles these aircraft ready for flying...there are strict regs on importing aircraft like these..

Oh and be nice about the little Cesna 150,  my 16 year old has his Student Pilot License ,  flying solo now, and ready for his Private Pilot License when he turns 17 in March 2010 ( due to age restictions they wont issue his PPL until 17 although his ready now)  You have to learn in something !... Then he can fly mummy and the girls for lunch at the winery !!

Go figure my 16 year old can fly a plane on his own (no instructor with him)  however is not allowed to drive a car on his own...

cheers Deborah 
 



Offline deangpsx8

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Try www.controller.com

727 and DC9 business jets are a steal.

We seriously looked at one a few years ago.
But the maintenance is wow outta this world.
The fuel costs are mind blowing on these old girls.
31000 litres gets you 5000 km!!!!!

So then we came down to reality :(
We fly Virgin and Jetstar.

Here is an example
http://www.controller.com/listingsdetail/aircraft-for-sale/MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS-DC-9-32/1979-MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS-DC-9-32/1162746.htm


http://www.controller.com/listingsdetail/aircraft-for-sale/BOEING-727-100/1967-BOEING-727-100/1161292.htm


or if you have serious money to burn
http://www.controller.com/listingsdetail/aircraft-for-sale/BOEING-BBJ/1998-BOEING-BBJ/1150464.htm
Persistence Beats Resistance






Offline mondi

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Try www.controller.com

727 and DC9 business jets are a steal.

We seriously looked at one a few years ago.
But the maintenance is wow outta this world.
The fuel costs are mind blowing on these old girls.
31000 litres gets you 5000 km!!!!!



Well, just buy a Ferrari then - same thing really.    :p



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Offline AshSimmonds

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The fuel costs are mind blowing on these old girls.
31000 litres gets you 5000 km!!!!!

About 8,000 gallons, apparently aviation fuel is about US$2 a gallon so looking at about $16,000.

Just say you were using it going back and forth from Syd-Mel, it's about 750km I think, so looking at around $2,400 in fuel per trip, if you were transporting 20 people (I don't know much about these planes but they apparently seat 100 plus I think) in luxury then it's only about US$120 each in fuel costs.

Forget maintenance - just give it an Italian tune-up now and then. :tilt:



Offline hydie


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Interesting topic that's for sure..

One of my goals in life is to get my private helicopter license, haven't looked fully into it as of yet.

Then I could live with a Robinson:
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But then again, how can i NOT want a Eurocopter!
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Offline dkabab

have always wanted to be a heli pilot, even contemplated joining the airforce to get my licence.
would love an r44 or similar. just to head out for a weekend getaway



Offline AshSimmonds

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Courtesy MissLogistics...

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The World's First Flying Hotel

    The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking
    a truly unique and memorable travel experience. Each soundproofed room is equipped
    with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access,
    and all the luxurious appointments you'd expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service
    is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing." The Hotelicopter is due to fly maiden
    journey this summer(June 26th) with an undisclosed price...

    If you have interest there are three fly tours.

    Inaugural Summer Tour - 14 days (Friday, June 26th, 2009 - Friday, July 10th, 2009)

    California Tour - 14 days (Friday, July 17th, 2009 to Friday, July 24rd, 2009)

    Bay/Jamaica, European Tour - 16 days (Friday, July 31st, 2009 to Sunday, August 16th, 2009)

    Dimensions Length: 42 m (137 ft)
    Height: 28m (91 ft)
    Maximum Takeoff Weight: 105850 kg (232,870 lb)
    Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt) (158 miles/h)
    Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt) (147 miles/h)
    Original Mi Range: 515 km (320 mi)

    Our augmented Mi Range - 1,296 km (700 mi)




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Designed by the guy who invented the Roflcopter yes?

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