List 5 Airplanes for your Dream Hangar

smstachwick

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Excuse me, but your aircraft *is* the hangar. If you've got 50 vipers, your single craft outclasses any hangar thus far submitted in these posts as a battlestar holds more than 5.
That’s an interesting question: if your chosen craft is a mothership, does it come with its full complement? Or would something like this Project Zveno monstrosity

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not fit?
 
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A 737-200 with a gravel kit. For flying the family around.
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An Aviat Husky. My anti-jet. I will not hold altitude, I will not talk on the radio, I will not squawk codes.
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A Handley Page Victor. Because ugly.
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A British Electric Lightning for getting really high really quick. Also because ugly.
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And an SU-22. For Sunday flying. Also ugly.
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What else would you use an airplane for in Texas?

Just about every small airport in the US has what is known as a "courtesy car," essentially a clunker that pilots can borrow. Most of them are retired cop cars. You simply fly in, buy some gas, and let the folks at the counter know that you need to run into town for lunch. They pitch you the keys, you run your errands, and bring the car back with more gas than it left with.

There's a small town called Llano* here that boasts one of the finest BBQ spots in the world, Cooper's BBQ. The lunch run activity at the airport here is so great that they have a small fleet of courtesy cars.

So, yeah, there is a symbiotic relationship between general aviation and brisket here. <G>

James

* Llano County is the setting for the book and movie "Old Yeller," which features neither airplanes nor barbecue. It did make you cry, though.
Been there, done that in Amarillo Texas.

You bring in 6 T-38s and fill them up with gas they are VERY happy to give you the keys
to the Vista Cruiser.
6 guys in a Vista Cruiser is a kinda snug.
 

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A 737-200 with a gravel kit. For flying the family around.
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An Aviat Husky. My anti-jet. I will not hold altitude, I will not talk on the radio, I will not squawk codes.
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A Handley Page Victor. Because ugly.
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A British Electric Lightning for getting really high really quick. Also because ugly.
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And an SU-22. For Sunday flying. Also ugly.
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Your 15 years too late at Alaska for the 737-200 with a gravel kit. We used to have 2.

A nice list!
 
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69 posts and no one asked what my choices were.

Cirrus Vision, for when you want to go 500 miles quickly to eat at a favorite restaurant
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McDonnell Douglas C-17 as I use to be on the fixed leading edge assembly team back in the early 90's. When you haul a bunch of stuff you just bought
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McDonnell Douglas FA-18 when you feel "the need for speed" painted in the beautiful Blue Angels paint job
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Sailplane
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Peugeot Concept HX1 when you want to take your friends to Europe and get there in 4 hours
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Gulfstream would be the current offering
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P-38. Just a beautiful airplane
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A Lear 35, just because I like the looks with the wing tip tanks
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A Helio Courier, for those short runways
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A C-119 Flying Boxcar, just in case you need to move a lot of stuff, and I like the twin boom tails.
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And an Extra 300, just for fun
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Cirrus Vision, for when you want to go 500 miles quickly to eat at a favorite restaurant
Sweet Aviation (of Sweetwater music fame if you know that company) recently took over the FBO at the airport our hangar is at. They're also a Cirrus Training and Service Center. They have one Vision now, but I bet we'll be seeing more fly in soon.
 

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I can't believe nobody has suggested the Spruce Goose :questions:
Last August we took the cockpit tour of that beautiful monster, one of the two coolest things about it was A) getting to actually sit in the command seat,and B) if you are tall enough to stand up from the pilots position and look back over the top of the aircraft (there is a window panel above each pilot that opens , and the flight deck of the Spruce Goose can seat about 15-20 people, plus a number of engineers (it has several engineering stations on the flight deck since it was an experimental aircraft. It even has a retractable crows nest on the flight deck for a crew person to have visibility around as much of the aircraft as possible and to be able to watch the tail as it passes under things.
 

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I'd really be happy with just one airplane. I wouldn't want to have to pay for annual inspections, fuel, and maintenance for multiple aircraft. In that case I'd pick this one, a Bowers Fly Baby. I'd get Mark at Stickershock23 to make huge Der Red Max decals for it.

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But since this is a fantasy, if I could pick four more aircraft and cost was no object, I'd pick the following:

F4U Corsair. Always been my favorite since I watched Black Sheep Squadron as a kid. I'd upgrade it with an R-2800-CB16 engine If the previous owner hadn't done so already.5C2A5836-564F-4C19-A07D-1DA58EE729FB.jpeg

P-51 Mustang. I flew this one once and loved it.
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C-47. It's a classic, and sometimes I'd want to haul some things around that the smaller planes couldn't carry..F2F8702F-E25E-445D-B429-777ED2E8E40B.jpeg

Boeing 707. Another classic, and necessary for trips where you just have to have the speed of a jet and the range. TF33 powered, not J57.83EFC616-6635-4392-873E-A17E52D03F89.jpeg
 

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It even has a retractable crows nest on the flight deck for a crew person to have visibility around as much of the aircraft as possible and to be able to watch the tail as it passes under things.
Flying boats and seaplanes are an interest but I did not know that, cool.
 

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Lets see here... In no particular order,

Cessna 195... Just pure class in the air. An absolutely gorgeous airplane that is simply timeless.
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Spartan 7W Executive. In my mind, this aircraft is tied with the Cessna 195 when it comes to the just downright sexiest aircraft to ever fly. Absolutely gorgeous.
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North American T-28 Trojan. One of my favorite warbirds. Huge ramp presence... Can out climb a P-51 all day long, and it has a big radial engine... Perfection!
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As a mechanic, I would not want to work on this next one, but in the looks and style categories, this plane is one of the top modern ones... Piagio P.180 Avanti.
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And for the fifth, I am drawing a blank at the moment... So many choices...
 

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Spartan 7W Executive. In my mind, this aircraft is tied with the Cessna 195 when it comes to the just downright sexiest aircraft to ever fly. Absolutely gorgeous.
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My brother has (had?) a friend with a Spartan and would fly with him because he had lost his medical. Lear Jet of it’s era.

When I was just a wee lad (1960) my parents lived in a trailer made by Spartan. A couple years ago we drove by and it still there, looks good and another wee lad was sitting in the doorway.
A well built product.

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Aside from the obvious, this took some thought....
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Beech King Air 200
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Bell 206B
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Grumman A6 Intruder
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North American P-51
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Cessna 182
 
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