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21992 / 447 – Production List

747SP Production list


Chronological order of events
Dates in Black are considered exact and dates in Red are approximate.

1980-05-13N606BN   Other Boeing applies for, and is granted, the plane's first airworthiness certificate.
1980-05-19N606BN   First Flight  
1980-05-30N606BNBraniffOrange! Delivered  
1980-07-01N606BNBraniff International  SeenLAXPhoto
1981-02-01N606BNBraniff International  SeenMIAPhoto
1981-04-18N606BNBraniff International  SeenLGWArriving from DFW
1981-05-01N606BNBraniff International  Seen Photo
1981-09-01N606BNBraniff International  SeenLGWPhoto
1981-09-27N606BNBraniff International  SeenLGWPhoto
1981-11-01N606BNBraniff International  SeenMIAPhoto
1982-05-01N606BNBraniff International  SeenMIAPhoto
1982-08-29N606BNBraniff International  SeenDFWPhoto
1983-09-10N606BNNo Titlesex Braniff SeenOAKSeen being stripped of Orange paint.
1983-09-23 Pan Am  Bought  
1983-10-25N529PAPan AmOld Pan Am liveryClipper AmericaReg Changed  
1983-11-01N606BNPan Am  SeenLHRSeen still carrying N606BN on this date
1983-11-03N529PANCNB National Bank of North Carolina  Bought leased back to Pan Am.
1985-08-26N529PAPan Am  Bought Sold back to Pan Am in preparation for sale to United.
1985-10-08N529PAPan AmOld, wide CHT Seen  
1986-02-11N529PAUnited  Bought Sold 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.
1986-02-21N150UAUnited  Reg Changed Officially changed on this date, although not painted on the aircraft until 1986-04-24
1986-04-01N529PAUnitedex wide Pan Am cht SeenMELPhoto
1988-04-01N150UAUnitedOld, small titles Seen Photo
1989-05-01N150UAUnitedOld, large titles Seen Photo
1990-11-01N150UAUnited  IncidentIn 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 titles Seen  
1992-07-20N150UAElias C. Rodriguez  Bought The Honorable Elias C. Rodriguez of Fairfax, VA, is the "Owner/Trustee" as part of transaction with Oman.
1992-07-20 Oman Gvmt  Leased  
1992-07-21 Oman Gvmt  Other Being refurbished, Orlando
1992-12-01 Oman Gvmt  Bought Purchased from Mr. Rodriguez.
1993-04-30A4O-SPOman Gvmt  Delivered N150UA registration cancelled on this date.
1993-05-10A4O-SP   Other Special 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.
1993-08-13A4O-SPNo TitlesOriginal livery, Royal crest behind top door SeenSZGPhoto
1994-04-01A4O-SPNo TitlesOriginal livery, Royal crest behind top door, logo on nose SeenGVAPhoto
1996-08-20A4O-SPNo Titles  IncidentLHR14:40 damaged #4 engine inlet cowl when hit containers at stand M31,LHR
Read story and report
1997-02-23A4O-SPNo TitlesOriginal livery, Royal crest behind top door, logo on nose SeenHKG 
2003-06-21A4O-SPNo TitlesNew livery, Royal crest below top windows, logo on nose SeenORYParked next to A4O-SO
2003-07-01A4O-SPNo TitlesNew livery, royal crest below top windows, logo on nose SeenORYPhoto
2003-11-03A4O-SPNo TitlesNew livery, Royal crest below top windows, logo on nose SeenIADPhoto
2004-09-23A4O-SPNo Titles  SeenMCTSeen in hangar at Muscat, Oman.
2004-10-01A4O-SP   Retired  
2004-10-15A4O-SP   FerriedROWFerried MCT-ROW
2004-10-19 Apollo Aviation Capital Management, LLC  Bought Owner of record recorded as GA Telesis Turbine Technologies, LLC. Sold to Apollo Aviation Capital Management, LLC.
2004-10-20A4O-SP   Reg Cancelled Omani registration formally cancelled.
2004-10-21 No TitlesAll white SeenROWSeen 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.
2004-11-02    StatusROW46076 hours, 7820 cycles.
2004-11-03A4O-SPNo TitlesAll white SeenROW 
2004-12-01  All white For Sale Listed as "for sale" by www.okaviation.com (OK Consultants). Asking price $8.0 million. 46000 hours on the airframe.
2005-01-05 No TitlesAll white SeenROWPhoto
2005-02-07A4O-SPNo TitlesAll white SeenROWSeen, 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 Electronics  Bought Sold 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-SP   OtherROWEngines were removed. Plane was left engineless.
2005-07-30N747FU   SeenROWSeen with new registration
2006-01-22N747FUNo TitlesBasic Oman colours SeenROWOddly enough, the white paint has apparently been stripped off the plane. Now wearing the Omani colors again, including flag on the tail.
2006-01-25N747FU   SeenROWPlane 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.
2006-01-31N747FU   SeenROWSeen, still all in one piece.
2006-07-11N747FUNo TitlesBasic Oman colours SeenROWParked near fence now it had markings again.
2006-09-19N747FU   Reg ChangedROWAlthough the registration had already been painted on the plane, it was not formally reregistered until this date.
2007-04-28N747FU   FerriedSBDFerried 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 Titles  SeenSBDUndergoing maintenance and interior work. It will also get a new paint job.
2007-10-19N747ANo Titles  Reg ChangedSBDReg may have been changed to mask true identity of aircraft while in service.
2007-10-19N747ANo TitlesWhite with Blue/Red cheatline SeenSBDAircraft just out of paint shop with new N number. Interior is being refitted.
2007-11-09N747FU   FerriedVCVSBD-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!)
2007-11-19N747FU White/blue SeenSBDA 747SP doing touch and gos. It is being Refurbed at the San Bernardino International Airport. (Old Norton AFB)
2007-11-19N747FU   FlightSBDFinally delivered to its new owner! Flew from SBD to SJC
2007-11-19N747FUBallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail.Clipper AmericaSeenSBDConducting touch & goes then flew north towards high desert.
2007-11-19N747FU   SeenSJCSeen departing at 16:18 local.
2007-11-19N747FU   Seen Seen making a low pass over Santa Cruz, CA
2007-11-20N747FUBallet San JoseBallet San Jose Reg ChangedCLEThe registration has been changed back to N747FU.
2007-11-20N747FUBallet San JoseBallet dancer on tailClipper AmericaSeenSJC 
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 JoseBallet tail SeenSJCIt arrived from CLE at SJC at 14:00. Parked at ACM Aviation. Departed at 16:00 for SBD.
2008-01-08N747FU   FlightSBDSeen departing SJC at 0820
2008-01-12N747FUBallet San Jose  SeenSBDOutside of main hangar San Bernardino Itl Airport on an incredibly rare clear day.
2008-01-21N747FU  Clipper 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.
2008-05-16N747ABallet San Jose  SeenSJCSeen 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.
2008-05-17N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titles and logosClipper AmericaSeenSJCPhoto
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.
2008-06-23N747ABallet San JoseBallet dancer on tail, + China 2008 titlesClipper AmericaSeenSJC Photo
2008-09-29N747AFrys.com  SeenNKXMade a fantastic flyby at Miramar Airshow
2008-10-05N747AFrys.com Clipper AmericaSeenNKXLow Pass at MCAS Miramar Airshow 2008
2008-10-14N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMCCAircraft did fly-by over runway then landed. Very nice and clean!
2008-11-10N747AFrys.com  SeenSATSitting at San Antonio Aviation hangers. Appears to be maintenance work in progress
2009-03-13N747AFrys.com  SeenSATSeen 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 Titles  SeenEDILanded at 10.00.
2009-09-04N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenEDI 
2009-09-05N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenEDIParked remote.
2009-09-07N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenDFW3 hour stopover heading west. Stand terminal D.
2009-09-07N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenEDI Photo
2009-09-11N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenEDIIt was parked at the far end of runway 12, too far for any detail to be seen.
2009-09-30N747ANo Titles  SeenMCCPlane has been hangered at the McClellan airport (KMCC) in Sacramento, CA for the last several months.
2010-06-17N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMCCHas been conducting test flights, run on landings and low passes all day.
2010-09-30N747ANo TitlesSan Jose Sharks logo on left side of tail SeenSJCDeparting for Mannheim, Germany taking the San Jose Sharks to EDSB for exhibition match. ETD KSJC 2240z, ETA EDSB 0905z.
2010-10-04N747ANo TitlesSan Jose Sharks logo on left side of tailClipper AmericaSeenFKB Photo
2010-10-05N747ANo TitlesNHL logo on right side of tailClipper AmericaSeenARNArrived runway 19R after a flight from Karlsruhe carrying San Jose Sharks NHL team.
2011-08-26N747ANo Titles Clipper americaSeenMCCTouch and go, flying low clockwise circles never more than several thousand feet off ground.
2011-08-28N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMCCFlew Touch and Gos for about 40 min at McClellan Sacramento, California.
2011-12-19N747ANo TitlesSan Jose Sharks logo on left side of tailClipper AmericaSeenSBDStill wearing San Jose Sharks logo on left side of tail and NHL logo on right side of tail.
2012-03-21N747ANo Titles  SeenSBDIn for maintenance
2013-05-30N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenSBDAircraft under refurbishment in SBD, new engines, new interior.
2013-06-10N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenSBDUsed in a TV show starring Betty White and parked at gate.
2015-01-26N747A   SeenSBDSeen on the ground. No noticable text other than registration (N747A) and Clipper America text.
2015-04-01N747A   For SaleSBDFor sale on http://www.controller.com, by the time it''s accumulated 46,315 hrs and 7,959 cycles
2016-11-17N747ANo Titles  FlightSBDDeparted SBD (for PMD or directly to MHV ?)
2016-11-26N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMHVPhoto
2016-12-22N747ANASA Armstrong Flight Research Center  Bought  
2017-01-10N747A   Other Reg certificate issued as Gvmt.
2017-03-13N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMHVParked
2017-11-02N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMHVSeen intact, parked.
2017-11-19N747ANo Titles Clipper AmericaSeenMHVParked, intact.
2018-01-29N747ANo Titles  SeenMHVPhoto
2018-03-31N747ANo Titles  SeenMHVEngines being removed from aircraft. Will be reconditioned and recertified for NASA 747SP N747NA

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