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A Boeing 727-200 Home Project

An option to a new $200K stick home:  A used multimillion dollar aerospace quality home.

"These results [his experiments] underscore the importance of shedding familiar ways of thinking in order to gain insight, Siegler contends, whether through personal intuitive force or by changing the structure of a problem." Robert S. Siegler of Carnegie Mellon University, as reported by Bruce Bower, Science News, 30 October 1999, Vol 156, No. 18, page 282.

The next step:  Airplane Home v2.0    Philosophical foundation and execution overview    General status and commentary    I want one too!  How do I do it?

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Live concerts from a wing of an airliner home.    Next concerts:   30 June 2018 and vicinity dates, Yuko Pomily-san.     (Artists:  Connect directly or at OurScene.Network)

Visitor's information, including safety issues and my legal disclaimer.  And contributions.

Lodging guide.

Drone flight and media guide.

Driving directions.

Contact information and communication notes.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):  Costs, room, aerospace appeal, schedule, infrastructure, insulation, codes and zoning, etc.

A uniquely fun and engaging recent video news story.

Deadly Autopilots:  Do airliner autopilots respond to crew incapacitation events by sending the aircraft into a fatal near vertical dive?

Copyright and media information, and pilot's overflight information.

Items or information needed.

Items for sale.

Lost and found, video requests, and theft.

Aerial Images (miniature sample below).

Media and Progress Notes:

New:  October 2017  Still reasonably fresh:  April 2017  2016  2015  July 2014  29 August 2006  24 June 2005  16 March 2005  15 February 2005  16 August 2004  7 January 2004  14 June 2003  12 April 2003  14 March 2003  Earlier years and work archive.

Early Images:

November 2001 images from Robert and Ray Baetke, and Bill Leppo.

Ron Sillett's images of the aircraft at the Fair Complex site.

Walt Catino's images of the aircraft at the Fair Complex site.

Robert Baetke's images of the aircraft at the Fair Complex site.

The tow up the Denfeld's driveway, compliments Scott & Renee Huskey and family.

Images and specifications of Olympic Airways 727's, including the actual aircraft delivered, and others.

Personal images from Aero Control's Shelton, WA site.

Legacy Items:

Current status: Aircraft restoration and domestic infrastructure work, and my current email response limitation - updated 31 July 2002. See the image links above for more recent progress notes.

Newsletters - 7 October 1998.

Precision drawings, including the transport configuration - updated 6 February 1999.

Home site drawings - 23 August 1998.

Transport history.

622 CLSS Support.

Obligations agenda - updated 3 November 2000.

HazMat issues - 12 September 1998.

Hillsboro Airport and Hillsboro Fair Complex management plan

Other retired aircraft dwellings (please advise if more fundamental web sites exist):

A beautiful 747 hostel in Stockholm.   Their web site.

Costa Verde's charming Boeing 727 lodge in Costa Rica.

The Cosmic Muffin, an intriguing and artfully converted PlaneBoat.

RedAirLane, a DC8 home in Tennessee.  Fate unknown since the death of the owner, Red Lane, in 2015. An airplane hotel ambition in the Netherlands.   This video describes it very well.

Project Freedom, an ambitious dual aircraft dwelling project in Texas.   No recent progress is evident however.

A home in California made in part from Boeing 747 components.

The sad side:   Poor families living in derelict aircraft in Ramkhamhaeng, a Bangkok neighborhood.

Some key contacts (see also Transport Strategies and Tactics):

Highly recommended: Wayne Grippin Construction & House Moving, Wayne Grippin: voice 503-585-5410.Mobile 503-320-8337
Also recommended: Swanson Trucking: voice 503-668-0756, 503-760-2094, or 503-761-1013. Pager 503-273-0866
Hillsboro Towing, Mike: voice 648-0558, pager 940-6015
Global Aviation, Brian Lockhart: Voice 648-6403 , Fax 681-8844
Aero Air, Line Service Manager Alan Jones: 640-3711
Port of Portland, Hillsboro Airport, Steve, cell: 720-9942
Hillsboro Road and Traffic Coordination, Tim Drain: 681-6249
Washington County LUT, Ron Sillett: 681-7080
Washington County Fair Complex Administration, Bill McKinley: 648-1416


Many thanks to a terrific friend for providing high speed hosting for this site (and another). Profound thanks to Paul, Chris and Sean Denfeld for their remarkably high level of unwavering support and good cheer. They are the kind of neighbors everyone dreams of having. Profound thanks too to Julie and James Hanson, who provided the vehicle, the brains, and the brawn, and braved horrendous weather conditions to haul material to my home site, and who later helped me clean up the Fair Complex staging site, a mud fest of a job. Similar thanks to many others, including Wayne Grippin Construction & House Moving, Swanson Trucking, Jim Freeman, Robert Baetke, and others too numerous to list, without whom this project would quite literally be impossible. Human beings can be very cool.

Kudos to all, especially the physically active, for their skill and determination under very difficult conditions during the Cornell Road crossing. Thanks to Alan Jones, Lee Bryant, Aaron Bryant, Steve Boyce and others at Aero Air for de-fueling and preparing the aircraft and thus making the Cornell Road crossing possible.

Many thanks to Larry from Texas, who graciously and substantially contributed to this project both in hardware and spirit. Larry's contribution of key components and enthusiastic support is very highly appreciated.

Many thanks to television - youth exposure to occasional videos of the aircraft boneyards in Arizona provided original inspiration for the project. Many thanks and congratulations to Joanne Ussery in Benoit, Mississippi, who demonstrated that a Boeing 727 home is attractive and viable, Bo Branch of Bo Branch Home Movers, Morgan City, Mississippi, voice 601-254-7162, who transported her aircraft, and The Memphis Group, Memphis, Tennessee, who provided her aircraft. I follow in the path created by these trailblazers, and many others who explore and test alternative home options.

Fellow nerds: Check out Testec's ShortSniffer for finding the location of electrical shorts. It's well executed, inexpensive ($100 basic price), and very useful.

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