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    Nice one! It's great when your 'hand holder' on a permission visit goes that extra mile and gives you a little memento. After WW11 there were all types of aircraft fuselages available for modification - some ended up as rather unsuccessful 'caravans' and I can remember seeing two or three as a young lad. Many of the WW11 airfields ended up as impromptu scrap yards and some of these are now just derelict sites, not having suffered redevelopment. If one is a metal detectorist and knows where to look, you can still find scraps of alloy and the odd instrument etc. My wife who lived in Horsforth as a child ended up with a section of Airspeed Horsa fuselage as a den/playhouse. They were being built by a firm on the fringe of Yeadon Aerodrome (Leeds/Bradford Airport now)and vast numbers were never assembled, which were offered as sheds, playhouses etc in the '50's. A couple of sections were still visible on a couple of old allotments around 12 years ago.




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    Great photos it would be nice to have one of the seats. I wonder if you could actually buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavino View Post
    Great photos it would be nice to have one of the seats. I wonder if you could actually buy one.
    Find the right contact and all is normally for sale - sometimes parts are removed for refurb as spares, but not on planes that are available in huge numbers. I could see a case for keeping seats that are in a special decor, but I doubt this would be the case here. So find the scrapper and wave the dosh!

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    Nice one! Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavino View Post
    Great photos it would be nice to have one of the seats. I wonder if you could actually buy one.
    you can fella theyt are 100 each

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    thank you urbanx

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    Great post, I'm very jealous of your boneyard visit.

    That is an ex-Saudi Arabian Airlines 747 and on doing a bit of digging, they appear to have sent at least four of their 747s to the airfield for scrapping. Shame that the reg has been painted over.

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    Awesome stuff, something different for sure, ace shots.

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    Amazing.. Lovely shots!

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    Cotswold airport/airfield by any chance?

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