End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted

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End of Life (Scrap) Airplanes Wanted

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Hey,
Myself and Colm Wright (PRO Ormand Flying Club Birr) are looking for end of life airplanes that are stuck in hedges and hangars around the country. So far we have a C182/2x Rallyes acquired for part of a new airsoft arena at our Indoor Karting Track. NFC and Hum are providing some more tin. We can pay the scrap price of the aluminium and collect them without fuss.

We also do a "Play and Stay" deal which includes (for flyers);

Collection from Coonagh
Karting Grand Prix
Prizes/Vouchers/Photo's of Event
Finger Food
Pint in O'Connells
Entry to Nightclub (roar)
Twin Room in "The Boutique Hotel"
Breakfast next day

all for €69 pps...... So good excuse for a bit of an outing. Colm is the group karting specialist and the track is also home to the official "Prodrift" drift karting experience. The sideways action is unreal. Crosswinds for karts! :D

Any and all leads to;

061-340161
http://www.nationalkartcentre.ie

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Really badly need to find a big end of life Twin engine airplane. A Cessna 300/400 series or similar would be ideal? I've asked in all the usual places. If there is anyone with a big old twin shoved in a hedge, or knows where there might be one drop us a PM. I know there is a B55 lying in Abbeyshrule but it's too small for this job. :|

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You could use 'The Crow'................... :wink:

There used to be a Cessna twin dumped up at the Kildare end of Weston. Don't know if it's still there. It was connected to the NFC. There's a photo.

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You could have taken the Catalina but it's scrapped now.

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Hi there
You might be out of luck in the republic. Bolton Street have or had an old 337 and carlow have just acquired a 401 or 411. Unless you are prepared to look in the Uk or Norn Iron...

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Also, stay away from parachuting aircraft. They tend to smell of anxious pilots and sweaty parachutists. :)

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Agree about the sweaty parachutists but anxious pilots? Bored more like!

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Are you prepared to travel to UK for one? may have a choice for you.

and... Before you ask.... i am NOT giving you the Dove.
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Are they not well ventilated though? (Flying around with the door open so much!)

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vanman, you're not bored, just good at hiding the state of terror of being among people who want to throw themselves out of aeroplanes.Strikey, the jumpers drool and leave body fluids and snot in the aircraft. You should see how they behave after dark :shock:

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You get used to it, in truth it's a relief when they abandon the aircraft. It's all fun when you have the aircraft to yourself.

After dark I head for home. Don't want to know what goings on there be!

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Contact the Manager (Joe) at Sligo Airport re Grob on 071-9168280 or airportmanager(at)sligoairport.com. Not sure what disposal / scrap value might be involved.

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This may be stating the obvious but clearly the history of any wrecked a/c would need to be known - it would not be appropriate to be using any airframe that had been involved in a fatal accident for example, for use for entertainment purposes.

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Most "end of life" aircraft end up like that due to corrosion, uneconomic maintenance requirements and changes in the owners plans. The ones where people have lost lives end up in the AAIU in Gormanstown. They are strictly scrapped from there. So the chances of us using one for Airsoft etc where there has been a fatality are pretty remote. I'm around planes since I was a kid, so you do figure it all out over time! 8)

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