A Community Involved Project
by White Gum Air Park
A Community Involved Project by White Gum Air Park
Boeing 737-200 restoration
Boeing 737-200 restoration

Latest News

Updates on the campaign to rescue and relocate two Boeing 737-200 in Perth Western Australia

A Tail Of Bees

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Lifting Company came to our rescue once again when they delivered a scissor lift for the 'Exterminator'.

Matt from TLC braved the airborne attacks and rode alongside Craig from MRP Pest Control. Navigating their noble stead in stealth mode for the exterminator to deliver his deadly puff of powder.

The thousands of bees were, as you may expect, not very happy. They defended their Queen in a brave and courageous manner to the death. There were a couple of warriors that made the ultimate attacking sacrifice and successfully delivered their painful payload, one in the back of my neck.

Of course, there can only be one winner in such a battle and our team of Mavericks emerged victorious in this ground to air attack, not just in one battle but two.

We salute the the airmanship of Bee Squadron and all who fell. It was a cool place for our fellow aviators to build a hive, we are saddened in our victory that it had to end this way.

Engineering 101

Thursday, March 23, 2017
OzJet Engineer John Sumner guided me around some of the less known places in the aircraft today.
I boldly went to places no ordinary man has ever been...

Opening the front and rear doors, opening up the emergency exits, checking the amount of fuel remaining in the wing tanks. Inspecting the hydraulic levels and confirming the oxygen supply is still pressurised. 

Up close inside the electronics compartment was just one of my many highlights.
All in a days work for John but a brand new experience for me.

I learnt so much about the 737. John is an inspirational guy with a wealth of knowledge. Dont ever miss an opportunity to talk with John. What a fantastic day...

Volunteers Meet and Greet

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The enthusiasm shown at our first meeting of volunteers was most inspiring. We had 13 volunteers with a range of ages, from a number of industries and a broad range of experiences; every one of them a valuable asset to the project.

Our main topic of conversation was dismantling and transport. Some very different approaches to the problem were suggested, resulting in a change of design for our cradle and lifting procedure.
We also have a new approach to dismantling, preventing the aircraft from sitting on its tail!

Other discussion topics included, Fuel removal, Airport safety procedures, ASIC pass, Trello work board and general discussions. 

Early in the evening, I was presented with a Framed Photograph of one of the aircraft having its C-Check in Jakarta, my most humble thanks to John.

Bee Trouble

Friday, March 03, 2017

Beaten by the Bees. Andrew Ellis investigated our bees. Unfortunately they cannot bee removed.

Our only option is extermination. The bees are well inside the aircraft skin, Andrew could hear them inside!

No  bees were harmed, no human was stung in the investigation.

The Business Class Bees have taken up residence at the top of the tail, they have the ultimate aerogeek home, with a view to die for (I am sorry to say).

Fortunately the bees were quite friendly, (Andrews word) showing only a slight interest in me this time.They don't appear to be inside the APU, or the APU cavity. 

We need to get hold of a cherry picker and a brave exterminator. Can anyone recommend a such a super hero?

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