Lady Patricia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hstidsen
N 56° 04.164 E 009° 59.144
32V E 561367 N 6214241
Quick Description: Aktivt fra 1974 til 2000. Lady Patricia tjener nu som mødelokale, lounge og kreativt værksted for 727 Communication. Operated from 1974 to 2000. Lady Patricia now serves as a meeting room, lounge and creative workshop for 727 Communication.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 4/28/2013 12:47:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMGZHH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 40

Long Description:

[DA]

Leveret til Trans Australia Airlines i oktober 1974 med registreringen VH-TBK. I 1986 efter 37.164 flyvetimer hours og 28.361 cycles blev flyet taget ud af drift og opmagasineret. Efter at have stået opmagasineret et par måneder blev flyet sendt til England hvor det, under registreringen G-BNNI, skulle flyve for DanAir og senere, fra 1995, for Sabre Airways. I 2000 blev Lady Patricia, som hun blev navngivet af Sabre Airways, pensioneret og placeret i Southend nær London.

I 2003 startede et nyt kapitel for Lady Patricia. Et generationsskifte i HC Gruppen, et reklamebureau i Odder, betød navneskifte og en relancering af bureauet og man skulle i den forbindelse finde et blikfang. Der er mange versioner af historien om hvordan det skete men de ender alle med købet af Lady Patricia og en lang køretur, på lastbil, fra London til Stilling.

I dag står Lady Patricia foran 727 Communication og fungerer, nok primært, som blikfang. Mange spærrer øjnene op når de ser et fly af den størrelse stå ved siden af motorvejen men trods mange dommedagsforudsigelser har flyet endnu ikke været årsag til en ulykke.

En interessant detalje ved flyet er at cockpittet står fuldstændig som den dag det blev sat til side i Southend, selv flymanualen ligger der stadig. Pantryet bagerst i flyet er til dels også bevaret men er en integreret del af det kreative værksted bagerst i flyet.

[EN]

Delivered to Trans Australia Airlines in october 1974 as VH-TBK. In 1986, after having flown 37,164 hours and 28,361 cycles, the plane ended up in storage. After a couple of months it was delivered to DanAir in the UK and registered as G-BNNI. Later transferred to Sabre Airways and named Lady Patricia. In 2000 she was retired and stored at Southend near London.

In 2003 a new chapter started for Lady Patricia. A relaunch and name-change for the communication agency HC Gruppen in Odder meant a new office building and a new "attraction". There are multiple stories on how it happened but they all end up with the purchase of Lady Patricia and a long drive from Southend to Stilling.

Today, Lady Patricia serves mostly as an eye catcher. Many motorists look twice when they spot the jet next to the road but even though it was predicted to cause accidents, none have happened because of the plane.

An interesting detail is the cockpit, it is preserved exactly as it was when the plane was retired, complete with flight manual. The pantry in the back of the plane is also mostly preserved but is now integrated in the create space in the back of the plane.

Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Boeing 727-276/Adv

Tail Number: (S/N): 20950-1081

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): Forbundet til kontorbygning / connected to officebuilding

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
727 Communication: http://www.727.dk/ Video fra flytning / video of the move: http://youtu.be/ZqD5Bplk9gE Historien i listeform / the story in bulletpoints: http://aussieairliners.org/b-727/vh-tbk/vhtbk.html


Access restrictions:
Der er desværre ingen adgang til flyet hverken udvendig eller indvendig. Lady Patricia ses bedst fra marken på den anden side af motorvejen. There is no access to the plane, best viewed from the field acros the E45.


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