747 Airplane Converted to Home

Welcome to the first Tailwinds blog entry.  Here we’ll be discussing items of interest in the aviation industry,  cross country air racing adventures, have product discussions, and, of course, we can’t miss hangar flying!

So how much does a used 747 frame cost?  Only $30K.  A woman in Malibu, California bought a used 747 plane and is in the process of converting it into a plush home that will be completely “green”.  The airplane wings have been converted to solar panels and also act as the roof.  Some of the interior framing of the aircraft serves as the support structure for the home.   The funny part is that she needed to register her home with the FAA.  Why I thought?  Apparently from overhead the house can look like a downed plane so it needed to be registered.     

Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!