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

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

They're Ours!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
We are now the official owners of the two Boeing 737-200 aircraft.
Today sees the final signed documentation arrive for transfer of ownership. All of our thoughts and ideas are now a possible reality, not sure if I am excited or scared! At last we can begin the journey, first up will be a look inside. We need to get some access steps organised and make a date with the airport staff and security. I am still waiting on my ASIC and airside driving permits to come through so for now we will be escorted to and from the aircraft.
Watch this space!

Our Second Visit

Friday, November 11, 2016
Our second visit to the aircraft, this time with Matt from TLC (The Lifting Company). Matt measures up for the aircraft jacks and cradles and we discuss a method of removing the wings once the aircraft are supported off the ground. Reasonably light at 30 Tonnes, there will be a couple of fuselage supports and support for the wings in preparation for removal. The tail section will have to be removed also. Two small cranes should be up to the task, this will keep our height down to a minimum whilst the airport continues as normal. We will need a sea container on site as a store/workshop and many hands on deck...

First Ground Inspection

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Our first ground inspection of the aircraft with Anthony Green from Perth Airport. Both aircraft are looking a little shabby, time exposed to the elements is takings its toll as the grass grows underneath. Had a good look around the outside of both aircraft, frustrated that we cant get inside for a look see. We will need to get some access steps organised. Bees have taken up residence in the tail of both aircraft, perhaps we can market OzJet Honey? Gary from Qantas offers his advice and reminds us what an enormous task this will be...

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