Some pilots will never let their passion go. Below is an extreme case of the aviation bug. A follower sent me these pics. That "R" word is starting to creep into my vocabulary. Eleven years and I will be looking for a retirement nest. But something tells my nest won't be as elaborate as the one below, and if it is, I know my wife wouldn't be sharing it with me. :)
Pay attention, airlines. Here is a way to recap some of those losses. Imagine having a Boeing 727 as a home. The plane set Joanne Ussary back $2,000.00, cost $4,000.00 to move, and $24,000.00 to renovate. That's not bad for a $30,000.00 investment. The stairs open with a garage door remote, and one of the bathrooms is still intact. And let's not forget the personal Jacuzzi in the cockpit. Sweet . . . The Boeing home is featured as part of a collection of creative conversions.
What a view!
727-100 or 200? ;-) Very nice idea...
Dennis. I'm not sure of the series. I bet someone out there has a keen eye as to which series it is.
This could be the start of a new rage...A bird's eye view retirement for those who had a career (or interest in) with a "bird's eye view."
Wow what a place. I like the combination of wood and airplane. I could happily spend a few months of every year in a place like that.
With the hot tub, I might even be able to convince my wife too.
ATC Happenings. Good point about the hot tub and the wife. Usually the word "rustic" is not included in my wife's vocabulary when describing desirable accommodations, but I'm certain she would make an exception to this one.
Plus, I have to watch what I say because now and again she scrutinizes what I write.
Call it spousal censorship. :)
If that is a ex-Braniff 727 then it would be a -200 series. Although, with the company name removed its hard to tell the series without seeing the full plane.
Thanks Daniel. It must have been in rough shape if they paid just $2000 for it. I couldn't do that to an Airbus for that price. Well maybe to the ones that had a bad day.
that would be a pretty sweet house...Doug do you know where ian has gone? Its like hes been abducted.
Hi Andrew. Apparently he received strict orders from "she who must be obeyed" to NOT blog until the fall. I understand they bought an "old" new house and renovations will be consuming them. Hence no blogging for Ian.I miss his comments/posts as well.
maybe we should start a petition to get Ian blogging again lol
Carlton. Sounds like a plan, but I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of "she who must be obeyed." :)
actually thinking about it - and from prior experience - I think you are probably right ; )
Ya, I'll sign it :P
I work at the City Library and we recently got a petition of about 20 people to make us stay open from 7am to 11pm, turned out it was for the local YMCA.
Hey Captain Doug,
I am applying for my first job and was wondering if you could give me advice.
I am also wondering, when I address a chief pilot verbally or by written letter, do I call him "Captain" or "Mr. /Mrs.”?
Thanks. Hope the flying is going well.
Hi Anon. If the person is a "captain" than address them as such. But like any book you read on writing resumes, know who you are addressing.
If you are applying to Air Canada, it's all done via the internet. In fact, the "HR" department took over everything. At one time, pilot hiring was deemed unique. Not anymore, as we are pigeon holed in to the HR system. It's just the way it is.
All the best with it!
Thanks for the advice.
I believe that's an old Avianca plane. Colombian aviation flag on fuselage.
Mark. Good eye! I knew someone out there would zoom in on the origin.
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