Visitor's Information and Contributions
Updated 18 March 2016
Tours and visits, the summary guide:
My aircraft's main landing gear and forward fuselage are still supported by temporary platforms. Be especially careful around the left main gear platform, which is the least stable. The wings, although not welded, are securely attached to the fuselage and are reasonably safe. The gray storage vans are being jacked into very precarious positions as preparation for disposition or relocation. One or more could rather easily fall from their supports, so remain well clear of them at all times. The aircraft's interior is a bit hazardous in one or two areas due to a couple of loose floor panels, so watch your step at all times.
You're welcome to visit and tour my property if you read, understand, and agree to all the safety information and legal liability disclaimers plus the visitor's information on this page. Be sure to contact me to arrange a date and time before visiting. Take clean slippers, use my guest slippers (they're scrupulously clean), or walk in your socks - the aircraft is clean inside, and must be kept that way. Otherwise completely casual rural class clothing is best. Directions to my home are provided here.
Notes and Addendum:
Please don't spin your tires on my crude road due to serious erosion which can result. My road is unpaved and initially narrow and steep so you'll need a little momentum to crest the initial portion. A practice entry or two might be necessary to acquire a sufficient feel for it to be able to negotiate it sans tire spinning. In heavy moisture or snow conditions my road may be impassible for many vehicles. If so please locate a safe place to park and walk rather than attempt to drive up my road.
Safety Information and Legal Liability Disclaimers:
All visitors must agree to do so entirely at their own risk and expense. This is still an unconventional construction site with significant and unusual safety hazards. So all visitors must read, understand, and fully agree to all relevant safety and legal disclaimer information.
My grounds are genuinely dangerous, so please study the risks very carefully and of course exercise immense care while here. Be aware that your visit must be entirely at your own risk - I disclaim any and all liability for any losses, even including from hazards which lie well outside even industrial or construction area safety codes or practices. In part hazards include heavy support structures which are precarious, so remain well clear of any structure which could possibly fall or shift. And many surfaces, including the turf, though they may look tractive, are often remarkably slippery - sometimes wet black ice class slippery. I have decades of experience here of course and am very cautious but nonetheless have suffered significant injuries. My grounds are just plain dangerous - unusually so. And sometimes with powerful stealth, particularly during wet seasons.
Railroad tie based platforms could become unstable under certain circumstances. It's best to remain generally clear of them. Don't apply any force to any part of them because falling railroad ties, which are very heavy, could kill. The hard metal stairs leading to the interior of the aircraft are a bit steep and can be somewhat slippery at times. All stairs can be dangerous - falls on stairs can cause serious injury or death. The interior is not yet equipped with a full set of final floor panels so care must be exercised while negotiating those areas with loose, weak, or missing floor panels to avoid a fall. My property, including the area around my aircraft, is often slippery in many areas, and there are numerous hard metal objects, some with sharp edges, on this site - a slip on wet grass which results in a fall to a sharp or hard metal object could be very serious or even fatal. The wings have no safety railings. If you elect to walk on them stay clear of the edges, significantly slanted areas, and the movable ailerons (which would rotate down, resulting in a loss of footing) to avoid a fall.
You are responsible for exercising careful judgment in choosing whether to attempt to negotiate the stairs, interior areas, wings, or to expose yourself to other hazards in and around my aircraft. You must recognize that there are hazards here which are not typical of normal domestic environments, including many rural environments. You must be aware of the hazards described here, and any which may be described orally, and you must accept personal responsibility and liability for any accidents which may occur on my property before electing to visit my aircraft or property in general, or participate in any activities on my property. Please do not attempt to visit my property, board my aircraft, or participate in support activities if you are not physically fit and mentally focused enough to do so very safely.
Please don't visit unless you agree to do so entirely at your own sole risk - please don't sue me if an accident occurs, even if due to a hazard I could have reduced or eliminated, or one which isn't allowed at most sites even during construction. Wear practical and protective clothing, be intensely alert and cautious, and expect unusual hazards. Safety first please. And all visitation risk is solely yours - please understand and accept that clearly.
Smoking is never allowed anywhere on my property. Hunting in any form is extremely offensive to me personally and is never allowed anywhere on my property.
Detailed Boeing 727 Home Project Visitor's Information:
Please review and heed all the information on this page carefully.
You and family, friends, pets or almost anyone are welcome to visit. Please contact me with a proposed date and time first so I can weave it into my activities. Please try to select an afternoon time if possible - the logistics of afternoon visits are usually much better.
Please make arrangements via email. But if a rather urgent matter arises you can call me at 503-628-2936 (you won't disturb me if I'm asleep). If I don't pick up enter 900 at any time on the Hypatia Inc. system to leave a voice message. That system has no caller ID capability, so if you don't leave a message I'll have no clue anyone called. Please remember to provide your phone number in your message.
Kids are welcome, but be certain to maintain their safety and guide them through the shoe related sterile procedure described below very carefully to insure no mistakes occur. Pets are welcome too, but they must remain outside - pets are not allowed to board the aircraft.
You may capture any images or video for your own personal use. If convenient please forward copies of your favorites to me via email or on optical or solid state media via mail. Please also advise whether I may post them on my web site with no restrictions to anyone (full public license). (I can't promise to publish though.) You may post civil images or video you capture here on Internet sites, including social web sites, so long as your media is not sold or traded for profit nor incorporated into a for profit publication. If your media will be utilized in a profit making venture you must acquire my signed written consent prior to publication, and certain restrictions apply to such publications.
Drone media flights are welcome. There are no unusual flight restrictions, but please practice ordinary civility to other visitors.
Shoes are absolutely never allowed inside the aircraft. But don't remove your shoes outside nor on the air stairs - don't soil your socks and then enter the cabin. First enter the cabin via the aft air stairs door, then remove your shoes while on the entry carpet, which is a dirt exposed surface. But don't touch the entry carpet with your socks - instead step onto the transparent floor panels with your socks, leaving your shoes on the entry carpet. It's a sterile procedure concept: Manage your shoe removal so that nothing which ever touched a dirt exposed surface ever touches the transparent floor panels of the cabin.
If I unlock a wing exit for entry, remove your shoes on the wing and leave them there, but don't step on the wing with your socks - please slip out of your shoes as you step through the exit hatch.
I provide clean slippers, or you can take your own, or simply default to your socks if they're warm enough. I also provide extra socks in case a sterile procedure error occurs or for extra warmth.
Please be extremely careful with your shoe related sterile procedure - please understand and fully respect that no outdoor debris can ever be allowed to enter the aircraft.
Please wear informal country attire such as jeans and tennis shoes, or similar practical and expendable textiles and shoes with gripping soles. Heels, even of just modest height, are utterly impractical and even dangerous here - please wear tennis shoes or similar. This is an unrefined rural setting and the grounds, wing, and other surfaces can be extremely slippery. So wear performance focused shoes which grip surfaces very well and avoid high value clothing. Take warm clothing too in case it's chilly or cold.
Directions to my home are provided here. Please don't park in the turnaround alcove at the top of my dirt roadway since it must remain clear so cars can turn around. Please park adjacent to my old light blue Acura, or adjacent to the trees on the north side of my roadway (the right side as you drive up) if you can leave enough clearance for other cars to pass.
Don't expect too much - this is still a work in progress and far from complete. The cabin and many facilities are obviously unfinished, but clean. Working lavatories are available, as is a crude shower. Be aware that it might be as cold inside the aircraft as outdoors, or quite hot inside during warm weather.
All visitors must agree to do so entirely at their own risk and expense. Read and accept in full the "Safety Information and Legal Liability Disclaimers" section above prior to your visit.
Please be mindful of security when posting information about my project - please don't reveal information which would unreasonably compromise the safety and security of my property.
Contributions: Please don't offer compensation for my time nor a monetary contribution for my project - I don't want anyone to feel the slightest obligation to do so, and the only way to insure that is to ask everyone to refrain from doing so. Modest material tokens of friendship are welcome, but not the slightest scintilla of any obligation to provide a gift exists - usually none are offered, and I'm completely comfortable with that, truly. Your interest is more than sufficient reward for my time.
Nor is anyone the least bit obliged to contribute labor to my project. However, if you'd like to pitch in with cleaning or construction tasks for the simple joy of the experience, please advise - if time's available and logistics seem suitable I'd be grateful for your assistance. But all the legal disclaimers described on this page and elsewhere remain in force. Please maintain safety as first priority. And beware - I'm terribly picky about damage avoidance and construction quality even with charity labor.
Please keep in touch to remind me of your visit date and coordinate any changes.
I hope you'll find the aircraft intriguing and have a wonderful time! And if you'd like another tour in the future just let me know.
Copyright 18 March 2016, Howard Bruce Campbell, AirplaneHome.com.
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