Jump to content

KC-97G Stratofreighter Diner


Recommended Posts

This is great! Using a refueling tanker as a restaurant seems fitting. I always get sick seeing videos of those old planes getting chopped into scrap. I hope it's a success so that others will do the same thing.

Mikie

donation2016.gifdonation2017.gif

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a great idea. Also nice that they plan to keep the plane as original as possible. I'd eat there too and it should be easily the best 'air plane' food around.......... ^_^

 

Rene

Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well that's cool, but it's already been done in Denver:

 

http://www.theairplanerestaurant.com/

 

This KC-97L was here in Texas for many years, parked outside Carswell AFB at the now long closed Southwest Aerospace Museum. I have some photos somewhere but they aren't digital. I was sad to see 283 leave (along with the B-36) but at least they weren't scrapped like the B-52D when the museum closed. A buddy who worked for Lockheed at the time watched them destroy the B-52 on his lunch break...

 

-Derek

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a neat way to repurpose that old bird.I would like to eat in the cockpit area for the great view :)

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Was reading some info on this ship, it served with the USAF at first and then went over to the TX ANG before it was retired to the boneyard.

KC-97G-24-BO S/N 52-2604

 

Ill def have to head up to CLE to try that when it opens.

donation2013.gif








Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.