747SP Production list

Chronological order of events for airframe 21992
Dates in Black are considered exact and dates in Red are approximate.
DATEREGAIRLINELIVERYNAMEEVENTAIRPNOTES
1980-05-13N606BNOtherBoeing applies for, and is granted, the plane's first airworthiness certificate.
1980-05-19N606BNFirst Flight
1980-05-30N606BNBraniffOrange!Delivered
1983-09-23N606BNPan AmOld Pan Am liveryClipper AmericaBought
1983-10-25N529PAPan AmOld Pan Am liveryClipper AmericaReg Changed
1983-11-01N606BNPan AmSeenLHRSeen still carrying N606BN on this date
1983-11-03N529PANCNB National Bank of North CarolinaBoughtleased back to Pan Am.
1985-08-26N529PAPan AmBoughtSold back to Pan Am in preparation for sale to United.
1985-10-08N529PAPan AmOld, wide CHTSeen
1986-02-11N529PAUnitedBoughtSold to United as part of huge deal including trans-Pacific routes. According to the sale papers files with the FAA, the plane's price: $1.
1986-02-21N150UAUnitedReg ChangedOfficially changed on this date, although not painted on the aircraft until 4.24.1986.
1988-04-01N150UAUnitedOld small titlesSeen
1990-11-01N150UAUnitedIncidentIn flightExperienced uncommanded pitch-up on autopilot Altitude Hold Mode. Disconnected and manually recovered. Continued flight without further incident.
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1992-07-01N150UAUnitedOld large titlesSeen
1992-07-20N150UAElias C. RodriguezBoughtThe Honorable Elias C. Rodriguez of Fairfax, VA, is the "Owner/Trustee" as part of transaction with Oman.
1992-07-20Oman GvmtLeased
1992-07-21Oman GvmtOtherBeing refurbished, Orlando
1992-12-01Oman GvmtBoughtPurchased from Mr. Rodriguez.
1993-04-30A4O-SPOman GvmtDeliveredN150UA registration cancelled on this date.
1993-05-10OtherSpecial airworthiness certificate issued, plane classified as "experimental" in order to comply with FAR as a result of flight deck and interior modification work performed by Page Avjet Corporation of Orlando. Plane now registered in Oman, but flying in US airspace.
1996-08-20A4O-SPOman GvmtIncidentLHR14:40 damaged #4 engine inlet cowl when hit containers at stand M31,LHR
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2004-09-23A4O-SPOman GvmtSeenMCTSeen in hangar at Muscat, Oman.
2004-10-01A4O-SPRetired
2004-10-15A4O-SPFerriedROWFerried MCT-ROW
2004-10-19Apollo Aviation Capital Management, LLCBoughtOwner of record recorded as GA Telesis Turbine Technologies, LLC. Sold to Apollo Aviation Capital Management, LLC.
2004-10-20A4O-SPReg CancelledOmani registration formally cancelled.
2004-10-21All whiteSeenROWSeen and photographed at ROW, all white, no registration visible, faint lines on tail where Omani flag was once painted. Not yet "taped-up" for storage.
2004-11-02StatusROW46076 hours, 7820 cycles.
2004-12-01All whiteFor SaleListed as "for sale" by www.okaviation.com (OK Consultants). Asking price $8.0 million. 46000 hours on the airframe.
2005-02-07A4O-SPAll whiteSeenROWSeen, still parked, waiting for a buyer. Has been prepped and sealed for long term storage, with mylar applied to windows, pitot tubes, etc., although landing gear appears to still be exposed. Registration has been put back on plane.
2005-06-20A4O-SPFrys ElectronicsBoughtSold by Apollo Aviation Capital to Mr. William Fry of San Diego, owner of Frys Electronics for the sum of "$10 and other good and valuable consideration."
2005-07-01A4O-SPOtherROWEngines were removed. Plane was left engineless.
2005-07-30N747FUSeenROWSeen with new registration
2006-01-22N747FUOmaniSeenROWOddly enough, the white paint has apparently been stripped off the plane. Now wearing the Omani colors again, including flag on the tail.
2006-01-25N747FUSeenROWPlane still sitting engineless. Plane is still being actively maintained, with all systems being started up every week or so. No leaks. Interior is covered and appears new.
2006-01-31N747FUSeenROWSeen, still all in one piece.
2006-07-11N747FUNo TitlesBasic Oman coloursSeenROWParked near fence now it had markings again.
2006-09-19N747FUReg ChangedROWAlthough the registration had already been painted on the plane, it was not formally reregistered until this date.
2007-04-28N747FUFerriedSBDFerried ROW-TUS-SBD by an operation called CC2B, LLC, of San Jose, CA. Likely associated somehow with Frys Electronics, headquartered in San Jose.
2007-05-01N747FUNo TitlesSeenSBDUndergoing maintenance and interior work. It will also get a new paint job.
2007-10-19N747ANo TitlesReg ChangedSBDReg may have been changed to mask true identity of aircraft while in service.
2007-10-19N747ANo TitlesWhite with Blue/Red cheatlineSeenSBDAircraft just out of paint shop with new N number. Interior is being refitted.
2007-11-09N747FUFerriedVCVBSD-VCV. Made approx. 90 minute test flight from KSBD to KVCV. Still using N747FU for it's flight plan filings, even though it is wearing N747A. (confirmation needed!)
2007-11-19N747FUWhite/blueSeenSBDA 747SP doing touch and gos. It is being Refurbed at the San Bernardino International Airport. (Old Norton AFB)
2007-11-19N747FUFlightSBDFinally delivered to its new owner! Flew from SBD to SJC
2007-11-19N747FUBallet dancer on tail.Ballet San JoseSeenSBDConducting touch & goes then flew north towards high desert.
2007-11-19N747FUSeenSJCSeen departing at 16:18 local.
2007-11-19N747FUSeenSeen making a low pass over Santa Cruz, CA
2007-11-20N747FUBallet San JoseBallet San JoseReg ChangedCLEThe registration has been changed back to N747FU.
2007-11-20N747FUwhiteSeenSJC"San Jose Ballet" on the side with a picture of a ballerina touching her toe on the tail!
2007-11-21N747FUBallet San JoseBallet San JoseClipper AmericaSeenCLESpotted at CLE after making its first run for new owner and in new ''Ballet'' colors. Transported Ballet San Jose to Cleveland for its annual run of ''The Nutcracker'' -- will return to SJC on Dec. 10. Plane is owned by John Fry of SJC-based Fry''s Electronics, who is also Chairman of Ballet San Jose.
2007-12-03N747FUBallet San JoseSeenSJCIt arrived from CLE at SJC at 14:00. Parked at ACM Aviation. Departed at 16:00 for SBD.
2008-01-08N747FUSeenSJCSeen departing SJC at 0820 heading to LAS presumably carrying Fry''s Electronics employees to the CES show in Las Vegas.
2008-01-12N747FUBallet San JoseSeenSBDOutside of main hangar San Bernardino Itl Airport on an incredibly rare clear day.
2008-01-21N747FUClipper AmericaOtherSBDAircraft in for modification at BaySys West.
2008-05-15N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titlesClipper AmericaSeenSBDFrys Electronics logo on fuselage. Many small logos. After C check, getting ready for a first flight.
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2008-05-16N747ABallet San JoseSeenSJCSeen Parked at ACM Aviation. Scheduled to Fly Ballet San Jose to China on 5-17-08 for six week good will tour.
2008-05-16N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titlesClipper AmericaSeenSBDFrys Electronics logo on fuselage. Many small logos.
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2008-06-13N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titlesClipper AmericaSeenTSN Photo
2008-06-22N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titlesClipper AmericaSeenSJCReturning from China tour.
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2008-06-23N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titlesClipper AmericaSeenSJC Photo
2008-10-05N747AFrys.comClipper AmericaSeenNKXLow Pass at MCAS Miramar Airshow 2008
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2008-10-14N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenMCCAircraft did fly-by over runway then landed. Very nice and clean!
2008-11-10N747AFrys.comSeenSATSitting at San Antonio Aviation hangers. Appears to be maintenance work in progress
2009-03-13N747ASeenSATSeen again at SAT maint hangars, has been here for several weeks, but not continuously since Nov report. Same livery with Frys.com on the side.
2009-09-03N747ANo TitlesSeenEDILanded at 10.00.
2009-09-04N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenEDI
2009-09-05N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenEDIParked remote.
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2009-09-07N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenDFW3 hour stopover heading west. Stand terminal D.
2009-09-07N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenEDI Photo
2009-09-11N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenEDIIt was parked at the far end of runway 12, too far for any detail to be seen.
2009-09-30N747ANo TitlesSeenMCCPlane has been hangered at the McClellan airport (KMCC) in Sacramento, CA for the last several months.
2010-06-17N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenMCCHas been conducting test flights, run on landings and low passes all day.
2010-09-30N747ANo TitlesNHL logo on tailSeenSJCDeparting for Mannheim, Germany taking the San Jose Sharks to EDSB for exhibition match. ETD KSJC 2240z, ETA EDSB 0905z.
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2010-10-04N747ANo TitlesNHL Logo on tailClipper AmericaSeenFKB Photo
2010-10-05N747ANo TitlesNHL logo on tailClipper AmericaSeenARNArrived runway 19R after a flight from Karlsruhe carrying San Jos Sharks NHL team.
2011-08-26N747ANo TitlesWhite, blue lineClipper americaSeenMCCTouch and go, flying low clockwise circles never more than several thousand feet off ground.
2011-08-28N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenMCCFlew Touch and Gos for about 40 min at McClellan Sacramento, California.
2011-12-19N747ANo TitlesNHL Logo on tailClipper AmericaSeenSBDStill wearing San Jose NHL logo onleft side of tail and NHL logo on right side of tail.
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2012-03-21N747ANo TitlesSeenSBDIn for maintenance
2013-05-30N747ANo TitlesWhite, with Pan Am strips,Clipper AmericaSeenSBDAircraft under refurbishment in SBD, new engines, new interior.
2013-06-10N747ANo TitlesClipper AmericaSeenSBDUsed in a TV show starring Betty White and parked at gate.
2015-01-26N747ASeenSBDSeen on the ground. No noticable text other than registration (N747A) and Clipper America text.
2015-04-01N747AFor SaleSBDFor sale on http://www.controller.com, by the time it''s accumulated 46,315 hrs and 7,959 cycles
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2016-12-22N747ANASA Armstrong Flight Research CenterBought

 

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