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United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:43 pm
by Falcon Flyer
N105UA as UAL2587 currently enroute Victorville-Laurinburg Maxton, NC. Anyone know if any other ones will do the same?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:47 pm
by 727LOVER
Doesn't Maxton mean.....THE END ?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:50 pm
by friendlyskies22
A scrapper location, Charlotte Aircraft Corp located there. From Wikipedia: "Laurinburg-Maxton Airport (34°47′31″N 079°21′57″W): The company has a sizable operation at Laurinburg-Maxtion Airport where it flies in aircraft and reduces them to parts. Aircraft such as 747s, 737s, 727s, DC-10 and DC-9s are visible from perimeter roads in various stages of stripping of usable parts."

Maybe TUP couldn't handle more, or CAC-MEB offered a better price to do the deed.

All the better reason to get one of these wonderful birds to a museum before they all fly away to the scrapper...

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:05 pm
by xxcr
well they are getting a one way ticket to the scrapyard!!

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:11 pm
by TWA302
Looking at Google maps, you can see numerous old NW DC-10s, 727, etc. There is a WN 733 there too. :-( Sad but it is a business!
https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B047'31.0%22N+79%C2%B021'57.0%22W/@34.7775476,-79.366316,1341a,35y,39.12t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.7919444!4d-79.3658333

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:16 pm
by United_fan
Maxton hasn't received any 747's in years. They still have 2 NW 747-100's . I wonder how long it will take them to scrap it?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:17 pm
by United_fan
727LOVER wrote:
Doesn't Maxton mean.....THE END ?

Yes,the runway is too short to leave.

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:18 pm
by MSPNWA
Woah, Maxton? I didn't know they were taking anything new these days. I was there earlier this decade, and what was there had arrived long ago. I guess they're back in business.

Maybe it's just a coincidence, but N105UA was originally ordered by NW, but not taken up. MEB is well populated by ex-NW aircraft.

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 pm
by wowlookplanes
Granted I'm a sentimentalist for quads, but if I were a 747 pilot, I don't believe I'd be able to bring myself to accept that ferry contract.

It's like taking Old Yeller out back to put him down....

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:31 pm
by NWAROOSTER
N105UA was one of two 747-451s that Northwest Airlines did not take delivery of. The other one N106UA was sold a long time ago.This one is in storage somewhere in Saudi Arabia. Most likely the first to go to the scrappers as it is a non stand UAL Aircraft. Others may follow. Neither UAL or Delta have any use for their 747 aircraft . N105UAs N Number expires on September 30, 1918. :old:

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:35 pm
by Moose135
That's not far down the road from me, I'll have to take a ride and check it out in the next week or so.

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:57 am
by Plainplane
Avocet scrapped two 747-400s at SFB so far from international operators, perhaps some more may end up here?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:38 am
by UA444
How manu ua 747s are “safer” in VCV?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:56 am
by n7371f
This might be the first scrap sent to Maxton since NWA in 2003?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:30 pm
by United_fan
n7371f wrote:
This might be the first scrap sent to Maxton since NWA in 2003?


If you look on Google Earth,there is a WN 737 on the ramp. Wasn't there when I went Oct '16.

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:10 pm
by COSPN
Fly in on a 747-400 leave in a taxi it must be a bit sad for the crew

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:46 pm
by United_fan
COSPN wrote:
Fly in on a 747-400 leave in a taxi it must be a bit sad for the crew


And Maxton is in the middle of nowhere . It's at least an hour to CLT or FAY.

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:05 pm
by United_fan
Anyone got a pic,yet?

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:54 pm
by NWAROOSTER
United_fan wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Doesn't Maxton mean.....THE END ?

Yes,the runway is too short to leave.

The runway is 4200 feet long and 75 feet wide. It is a general aircraft airport owned by the city of Manila, Arkansa.
Kiss that aircraft goodby. :old:

Re: United 747 on the move

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:27 pm
by United_fan
NWAROOSTER wrote:
United_fan wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
Doesn't Maxton mean.....THE END ?

Yes,the runway is too short to leave.

The runway is 4200 feet long and 75 feet wide. It is a general aircraft airport owned by the city of Manila, Arkansa.
Kiss that aircraft goodby. :old:


Maxton is owned by the Town of Laurinburg & Maxton (NC). Runway 5/23 is 6,503 feet.