PPRuNe Forums

Go Back   PPRuNe Forums > Misc. Forums > Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner)
Forgotten your Username/Password?

Spectators Balcony (Spotters Corner) If you're not a professional pilot but want to discuss issues about the job, this is the best place to loiter. You won't be moved on by 'security' and there'll be plenty of experts to answer any questions.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 23rd Nov 2008, 20:28   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: manchester
Posts: 4
Aircraft salvage yard

Not sure if what forum to put this in but I am a restaurant owner in Manchester, UK. I was wondering if there is some sort of salvage yard around the north of England where i could pick up an old aircraft. To display at one of my restaurant. I would not want to buy a serviceable aircraft cos i would feel bad taking a good aircraft away from someone who may want it to use for what it was made for. So maybe if I could get my hands on an old scraper?
raid1wa is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 11:52   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dorking
Posts: 375
Can't really help, but am also interested in aircraft parts.

I recently got chatting to a chap who had built the most eccentric motorbike, using ex mil aircraft parts.

He told me that it all came from a place near Chelmsford.

So if anybody knows if it still exists, or any alternatives, please chip in.
boguing is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 12:34   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: oop north
Age: 44
Posts: 421
What a pity you didnt ask a few days ago, monarch have just scrapped one of their b757,s which was up until a fewdays ago at manchester, im sure you could have done a deal with the "family", however would you be interestd in a dc10? i know of one which im sure could be yours for a few bob, pm me for details
smudgethecat is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 14:24   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 427
These are the people to contact!

Air Salvage International - Specialised company providing professional aircraft salvage, recovery and disposal services
Newforest2 is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 18:36   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 48
There are quite some planes which have been dimantled at Kemble. I donīt know which Company is it doeing there, but recently a B747 has been scrapped there.
pilotms is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 19:06   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 556
You could make an awful lot of "Old scrapers" out of a 747.
Ten West is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 19:18   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 562
What type of restaurant is it? Does it have an aviation theme, or is it close to the airport in Manchester?

Can't say I've been to many restaurants around the world that have significant aircraft chunks in them apart from the odd propeller on the wall etc.
AircraftOperations is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 19:36   #8 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ferndown Dorset
Posts: 11
Beware

Be careful if buying a scrap aircraft as some of the larger ones have blocks of depleted uranium fitted as balancing tabs. These are extremely expensive to dispose of legally and you may be liable to pay for them to be stored for an infinite time in an approved storage. In fact you may never lose title to them if they come into your ownership as no-one wants to own them. So do look any gift horse carefully in the mouth.
Heathhurn is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 20:23   #9 (permalink)
Gnome de PPRuNe
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Too close to Croydon for comfort
Age: 50
Posts: 3,396
If you want a light aircraft and have no luck closer to home, there's a guy dahn here in the south who scraps time (or accident) expired singles and twins on his farm near Caterham. Think he's still there anyway.
treadigraph is offline   Reply
Old 24th Nov 2008, 23:21   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Yorkshire Zone
Posts: 979
Try Chris at = JET ART DESIGNS, He is based in 'West Yorkshire' Queensbury, Just off the M62 Near Halifax, About 35 mins from you.

He rebuilds Military Aircraft, And has a Harrier for sale at his farm.

He has other Aircraft parts & Airframes including a Lightning Cockpit.

Best Of Luck.
BYALPHAINDIA is offline   Reply
Old 25th Nov 2008, 07:22   #11 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 12
There was once a restaiurant in Fleet Hampshire call "Dakotas" the reastaurant had its own lake and the view from inside the diner overlooked this lake, The owner bought an old DC-3 and embedded it in the middle of the lake (pic here Panoramio - Photo of Dakota's Restaurant, Cove Rd, Fleet. ) all the parts not visable in the photo, ie engines cockpit etc were removed from the aircraft before it was submerged and these adorned the inside of the diner. The one downfall not considered ny the owner was the amount of phone calls the authorities would get by passing motorists who didn't know the area who reported the crash of a plane

the place is now called "The Heron" and all aircraft pieces and parts have been removed from the area, not sure what the reg was or what ultimatly happened to the fuselage
Rampvan is offline   Reply
Old 25th Nov 2008, 09:08   #12 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: on the beach
Age: 58
Posts: 1,462
Quote:
What a pity you didnt ask a few days ago, monarch have just scrapped one of their b757,s which was up until a fewdays ago at manchester,
Could you please let me know which one it was and why it was scrapped?

many thanks
Evanelpus is offline   Reply
Old 25th Nov 2008, 10:02   #13 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dorking
Posts: 375
Newforest2

Thanks for that, have just emailed them. Just down the road really.
boguing is offline   Reply
Old 25th Nov 2008, 16:52   #14 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: EGGW
Posts: 1,776
It was G-MONC and Monarch did not scrap it.
It was sold a few years back to a company called TES, they are the ones that decided to scape it (part it out).
The main reason is more than likely because the a/c is non-Etops.
Mr @ Spotty M is offline   Reply
Old 25th Nov 2008, 18:04   #15 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dorking
Posts: 375
Just had a reply from Air Salvage, which doesn't look too hopeful. I'm after hoseclips, linkages, bellows, hoses. All the bits which are probably 'use once'.

I will write back to them, but does anybody else have any ideas? The motorbike builder was able to pick through all sorts of scrap, and was able to show me the Tornado pedals, etc etc.. That's the sort of stuff I'm after, as scrap, not ephemera.
boguing is offline   Reply
Old 25th Nov 2008, 18:55   #16 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 4DME
Posts: 917
Is there a company still operating at Blackpool that deals with write offs, all light aircraft. A friends AA5 was sent there after it was declaired an insurance write off.
Sorry no name comes to mind.
N707ZS is online now   Reply
Old 26th Nov 2008, 10:31   #17 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Dorking
Posts: 375
Good news. ASI are prepared to sell me some bits.
boguing is offline   Reply
Old 26th Nov 2008, 21:05   #18 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: West Yorkshire Zone
Posts: 979
There's KEN WARD at 'Chop Gate' near Stokesley North Yorks.

He has a large amount of Aircraft parts at his home.

A well known Aircraft Salvager.
BYALPHAINDIA is offline   Reply
Old 27th Nov 2008, 18:29   #19 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 4DME
Posts: 917
Is Ken Ward still with us? Heard his collection has been removed from Chop Gate.
N707ZS is online now   Reply
Old 6th Nov 2009, 16:09   #20 (permalink)
Probationary PPRuNer
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: westyorkshire
Age: 65
Posts: 2
scrap planes

HI did you ever get anywere with you need for plane parts Im looking for pieces of fuselage. I am a nose art artist and need pieces of old panels
chinookhome@msn.com
walksalone is offline   Reply
Reply
 
 
 


Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 19:13.


vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Đ 1996-2012 The Professional Pilots Rumour Network