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747 HAS ARRIVED AT SAN CARLOS AIRPORT
MASSIVE BOEING 747 SECTION TRAVELED 900 MILES OVER LAND TO THE HILLER AVIATION MUSEUM IN SAN CARLOS FROM ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES AT UNLOADING
The flight deck and first class passenger section of a Boeing 747-122 has arrived at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California following a 900-mile journey from Roswell New Mexico.
The 15,000-pound aircraft section measures 21 feet wide (2 car lanes), 41 feet long and 10 feet tall. It was transported on a specialized flat-bed trailer by Emery Worldwide with civilian and police escort from Roswell to San Carlos. The trailer left Roswell on April 27, 1999 and traveled through New Mexico, Arizona and California.
The 30-year-old aircraft was retired from the British Airways fleet in 1998. The front section was donated by AAR Corporation, the largest after-market support company for the global aviation services, based in Chicago, Illinois. Funding for the project came from Al Silver, a retired Flying Tigers Air Cargo Pilot.
The aircraft section will be installed directly behind the Hiller Museum building, where visitors can tour the cockpit and passenger compartment.
This interactive exhibit is scheduled to open in late 1999.