Two 737-200 aircraft sit at Perth Airport in the elements deteriorating waiting for the scrap merchants mechanical jaws. No longer airworthy the aircraft must be demolished and removed bit by bit. Many of us want to see them saved and put to use. With the help of the community we will transport the two aircraft, by road, piece by piece to a new destination.
Transporting an aircraft measuring 30.5 metres long with a 28.3 metre wing span, 5.5 metres high and weighing 28 Tonnes some 100 kilometres by road will be a logistical challenge and a sight which will never be seen again. Travelling along some of Perth's main roads, we are going to do it, not once but, with two aircraft.
We will position the aircraft and assemble them again. Another major stage that will require more heavy duty equipment and many hands over many hours.
We will open up the aircraft for public viewing. Perth will have an attraction that not many country’s have; a unique opportunity to see and touch parts of an aircraft only a very few get to experience. We will showcase the aircraft in a unique way, stripping back some of the internal facades to reveal what goes on under the skin. Opening the hatches and the secrets that lie beneath. Where is the black box anyway?
Eventually we will have one aircraft set up for novelty style accommodation, but that’s another story...