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AirplaneHome.com: A Boeing 727-200 Home Project
"These results [his experiments] underscore the importance of shedding familiar ways of thinking in order to gain insight, Siegler contends, whether through personal intuitive force or by changing the structure of a problem." Robert S. Siegler of Carnegie Mellon University, as reported by Bruce Bower, Science News, 30 October 1999, Vol 156, No. 18, page 282.
Philosophical foundation and execution overview Latest status and general commentary I want one too! How do I do it?
Visitor's information, including safety issues and my legal disclaimer. And contributions.
Contact information and communication notes.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): Costs, room, aerospace appeal, schedule, infrastructure, insulation, codes and zoning, etc.
Copyright and media information, and pilot's overflight information.
Items or information needed.
Items for sale.
Lost and found, video requests, and theft.
May 2003 and June 2004 aerial images (click for full Size):
Images and progress notes: 29 August 2006 24 June 2005 16 March 2005 15 February 2005 16 August 2004 7 January 2004 14 June 2003 12 April 2003 14 March 2003 Earlier years and work archive.
November 2001 images from Robert and Ray Baetke, and Bill Leppo.
Ron Sillett's images of the aircraft at the Fair Complex site.
Walt Catino's images of the aircraft at the Fair Complex site.
Robert Baetke's images of the aircraft at the Fair Complex site.
The tow up the Denfeld's driveway, compliments Scott & Renee Huskey and family.
Images and specifications of Olympic Airways 727's, including the actual aircraft delivered, and others.
Personal images from Aero Control's Shelton, WA site.
Current status: Aircraft restoration and domestic infrastructure work, and my current email response limitation - updated 31 July 2002. See the image links above for more recent progress notes.
Newsletters - 7 October 1998.
Precision drawings, including the transport configuration - updated 6 February 1999.
Home site drawings - 23 August 1998.
622 CLSS Support.
Obligations agenda - updated 3 November 2000.
HazMat issues - 12 September 1998.
Hillsboro Airport and Hillsboro Fair Complex management plan
Costa Verde's converted Boeing 727 lodge in Costa Rica.
Project Freedom, an ambitious dual aircraft dwelling project in Texas.
AirplaneHome.nl: An airplane home ambition in the Netherlands.
The Cosmic Muffin, an intriguing and artfully converted PlaneBoat.
Some key contacts (see also Transport Strategies and Tactics):
Highly recommended: Wayne Grippin Construction & House Moving, Wayne Grippin: voice 503-585-5410.Mobile 503-320-8337
Also recommended: Swanson Trucking: voice 503-668-0756, 503-760-2094, or 503-761-1013. Pager 503-273-0866
Hillsboro Towing, Mike: voice 648-0558, pager 940-6015
Global Aviation, Brian Lockhart: Voice 648-6403 , Fax 681-8844
Aero Air, Line Service Manager Alan Jones: 640-3711
Port of Portland, Hillsboro Airport, Steve, cell: 720-9942
Hillsboro Road and Traffic Coordination, Tim Drain: 681-6249
Washington County LUT, Ron Sillett: 681-7080
Washington County Fair Complex Administration, Bill McKinley: 648-1416
Many thanks to a terrific friend for providing high speed hosting for this site (and another). Profound thanks to Paul, Chris and Sean Denfeld for their remarkably high level of unwavering support and good cheer. They are the kind of neighbors everyone dreams of having. Profound thanks too to Julie and James Hanson, who provided the vehicle, the brains, and the brawn, and braved horrendous weather conditions to haul material to my home site, and who later helped me clean up the Fair Complex staging site, a mud fest of a job. Similar thanks to many others, including Wayne Grippin Construction & House Moving, Swanson Trucking, Jim Freeman, Robert Baetke, and others too numerous to list, without whom this project would quite literally be impossible. Human beings can be very cool.
Kudos to all, especially the physically active, for their skill and determination under very difficult conditions during the Cornell Road crossing. Thanks to Alan Jones, Lee Bryant, Aaron Bryant, Steve Boyce and others at Aero Air for de-fueling and preparing the aircraft and thus making the Cornell Road crossing possible.
Many thanks to Larry from Texas, who has graciously contributed substantially to this project both in hardware and in spirit. Larry's help has been key and is very highly appreciated.
Many thanks to television - youth exposure to occasional videos of the aircraft boneyards in Arizona provided original inspiration for the project. Many thanks and congratulations to Joanne Ussery in Benoit, Mississippi, who demonstrated that a Boeing 727 home is attractive and viable, Bo Branch of Bo Branch Home Movers, Morgan City, Mississippi, voice 601-254-7162, who transported her aircraft, and The Memphis Group, Memphis, Tennessee, who provided her aircraft. I follow in the path created by these trailblazers, and many others who explore and test alternative home options.
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