Apr 20, 2009

Transformed Airplanes.

Transformed Airplanes.

Have you ever wondered or given a thought to what happens to the retired or decommissioned airliners once their flying days are over? Many of them are parted out and the fuselage is sold off as aluminum scrap. Only a few get away from this end and get transformed into personal residences, hotels, hostels, and cafes. And these are among those selected few.

Airplane Tramway:

Airplane TramwayDecommissioned airliners are repurposed into Sky Tram cars. 'Imagine commuting to work in luxury seating at airplane speeds. As you approach your stop, you hardly notice the gentle slowing of the Sky Tram car.'

Jumbo 747 Airplane Hostel:

Jumbo 747 Airplane Hostel (2) 1Jumbo 747 Airplane Hostel (2) 2It not quite often that one gets to stretch their legs out comfortably in an airplane, but now anyone can afford to sleep in a jumbo 747. Jumbo Hostels of Sweden bought an old 747, and converted it into a hotel, and its situated in the Arlanda airport. The plane has a total of 25 rooms and 86 beds.

Plane Boat:

Plane BoatPlane boat is made out of Boeing 307 Stratoliner originally owned by industrialist and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. He acquired the plane in 1939 as part of his purchase of TWA.

Old Bristol Doubles As A Motel:

Old Bristol Doubles As A MotelIn this old Bristol there's one suite in the old pilot's quarters and one in the tail (cockpit and cocktails). It doubles as a motel in Otorohanga, New Zealand.

Concord Experience:

Concord Experience(Image credit: whiskymac).
People can also have a Concord Experience in Scotland, it was brought to National Museums Scotland in 2004 and after its restoration it was opened for public. An exhibition of the history of this fantastic aircraft inside the fuselage of the real thing makes it a real 'Concord Experience".

Fokker 100 Canteen:

Fokker 100 Canteen (2) 1Fokker 100 Canteen (2) 2This is the last 100-seat fuselage that Fokker made before it went out of business in 1996. In 2000 the Breda based metal company Stolwerk bought the fuselage and in 2004 it was ready to be used as canteen.

Costa Rican Airplane Hotel:

Costa Rican Airplane Hotel (2) 1Costa Rican Airplane Hotel (2) 2'Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane.The two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite also includes a kitchenette, flat-screen tvs, a dining room, and a terrace with an ocean view.'

Airplane Homes:

Airplane HomesAirplane Homes by Max Power. Its offering reused Boeing aircrafts as private residences.

Airplane Fuselages Library:

Airplane Fuselages LibraryNew York's architect LOT-EK, have designed a library in Guadalajara made entirely of refurbished airplane fuselages.

Classroom Made Out Of Airplane:

Classroom Made Out Of AirplaneAn 82 ft-long commercial airliner is used as the UK's first classroom for primary school pupils. It was purchased for less than £20,000 and will be used as a geography class. Whiteboards, desks and laptops are fitted out in the cockpit to make it a 'user-friendly learning space' for a class of 30 pupils.

Airplane Pavilion:

Plane Restaurant (9)  Airplane Pavilion (2) 1Plane Restaurant (9)  Airplane Pavilion (2) 2'Using a 60-foot-long section of a Boeing 747 plane, Lot-Ek's Student Pavilion at the University of Washington in Seattle turns fuselage into function.'

Airplane Home:

Airplane HomeA Boeing 727-200 home project of Bruce Campbell which costed him over $200K.

House Made From A Plane:

House Made From A PlaneIt was Francie Rehwahld who wanted a house with lots of curves and architect D Hertz suggested her a plane would be a good source of material.

Boeing 747 Turned Into A Restaurant:

Boeing 747 Turned Into A RestaurantIts said to be the world's fist Boeing 747 converted into a restaurant in the city of Mokpo, South Korea. The engines of 747 Jumbo has been converted to a daily privileged menu and it can accommodate up to 150 tables.

Plane Restaurant - "El Avion":

Plane Restaurant - El AvionCookie Time DC3 Café:

Cookie Time DC3 Cafe(Image: Credit).
Cookie Time DC3 Café in Mangaweka, New Zealand. This café is of 'Cookie Time' - which has been manufacturing snack foods since 1983.

Plane Restaurant - A Former Alyemda - And One Time Aer Lingus (EI-AMW) - Boeing 707:

Plane Restaurant (9) 1Plane Restaurant (9) 2It now serves as a restaurant with the large "dome" in the middle being a small dance floor.

Aeroplane Café:

Aeroplane CaféIt's a 1950's Russian plane with the interior laid out as a restaurant.

Plane Restaurant:

Plane Restaurant (9) 3Yet another plane restaurant, location: unknown.

Colorado Springs, Colorado - Dine In A Plane:

Dine In A PlaneThe centerpiece of this restaurant is a Boeing KC-97 and it's a 275-seat restaurant and 42 patrons can eat in this plane.

Plane Restaurant:

Plane Restaurant (9) 4(Image: Credit).
Yet another plane restaurant, location: unknown.

Airplane Café:

Airplane CaféAn old Douglas DC3, transformed into a café, inside the aircraft you have tables and benches, for the winter time, and under the wings there are tables and benches, for the summertime.

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