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stormrider
03-29-2012, 06:10 PM
Can anyone out there provide a list of classic airliners that are used as private jets? I know about a few (Peter Nygard's 727, Travolta's 707) but I'd really like to find out about more. Until recently, Donald Trump was travelling in a 727. There are even a couple 707s still flying for Omega. Aything really unusual, like maybe a C-130, Constellation, or L1011? Any help would be appreciated.


Twin Wasp
03-30-2012, 07:22 AM
Fly's has a 727 and a 747, there are a handful of private 727s running loose. There's a DC-8, either a 30 or 50 in Dubai and someone in LAS has a Tri-Star.

pilotgolfer
03-30-2012, 08:08 AM
Fly's has a 727 and a 747, there are a handful of private 727s running loose. There's a DC-8, either a 30 or 50 in Dubai and someone in LAS has a Tri-Star.


The Tri-Star belongs to the Venetian.


DILLA
04-01-2012, 12:23 PM
I think Trump has a 757 now, I saw it last year parked over at LGA

galaxy flyer
04-01-2012, 12:27 PM
Trump has one of Paul Allen's B757s. The other one is gone, too. I think the Getty's in KSFO have a B727 still.

GF

theken
04-01-2012, 12:39 PM
The Tri-Star belongs to the Venetian.

Two L-1011s I believe and one or two 747SPs(Plus a slew of Gulfstreams)

fjetter
04-01-2012, 08:49 PM
I think it's Roush Motorsports that has a few 727's used for ferrying support crews and personnel

uvuflier
04-01-2012, 09:23 PM
Red Bull takes their aviation department quite seriously. That DC-6 makes my naughty places tingle.

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/01/peek-inside-red-bulls-toybox/?pid=603

DILLA
04-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Trump has one of Paul Allen's B757s. The other one is gone, too. I think the Getty's in KSFO have a B727 still.

GF

Thanks GF...I stand corrected. I do know that a member of the Saudi Royal Family has their own A340...met some of the crew. Great bunch of guys and an awesome job if you can get it.

TheFly
04-01-2012, 09:33 PM
Seems like the 727 is a popular choice....I wonder why.

Twin Wasp
04-02-2012, 05:26 AM
The Getty family finally parked their 727 last year. One of the reasons you see so many 727s, you can get them dirt cheap, around a million, put in a 10 million interior and be on your way for a third of what a G4 or BBJ will cost you. When you only fly 15 hours a month, the bank note becomes more important than operating costs.

Formerbuspilot
04-02-2012, 06:08 AM
Mark Cubin has a 757, I've seen a Saudi 747 in KLEX a few times as well as a Kuwait ( I think) 767 at Atlantic in KIAH.

I think Hendrick or maybe one of the others uses a SAAB 2000.

fbp

Red Forman
04-02-2012, 06:24 AM
Mark Cubin has a 757, I've seen a Saudi 747 in KLEX a few times as well as a Kuwait ( I think) 767 at Atlantic in KIAH.

I think Hendrick or maybe one of the others uses a SAAB 2000.

fbp

I'm pretty sure Cubin has a G550 and the 757 is for the team. Of course his 550 cost more than the 757.

landlover
04-02-2012, 06:39 AM
you can get them dirt cheap, around a million, put in a 10 million interior and be on your way for a third of what a G4 or BBJ will cost you.

these days you can get an older airworthy GIV with good paint and interior for around 6 million.

Sputnik
04-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Qatar bought some C17s. One of them has a nifty paint job, as I recall they use it to haul horses.

Mink
04-02-2012, 12:45 PM
A while back Aviation Week had a picture of a white 747-8, one of the first, if not THE first, passenger variants. Caption said it was going to a private owner rumored to be based in the Middle East.