Children and aviation aficionados will be pleased to know that there is a way for them to get their own passenger plane now.
The Lady Penelope as the plane’s known as, was taken out of service last year. Instead of allowing the plane to turn into scrap parts, the brains at Virgin Atlantic have decided to put it up for sale in the hope that some buyer will be able to convert the humungous plane into a restaurant or accommodation of sorts.
And it’s not a bad idea, with several people having recently converted planes into homes and even hotels of note.
But of course, as might have been expected, it does not come cheap.
Lady Penelope comes with a ‘Buy It Now’ price tag of $900,000 while bidding starts from $300,000, and that’s in spite of the fact that she’s never going to fly the in the skies again.
Referred to as the Queen in the Skies, the Boeing 747-400 Boeing’s 747-400 was the world’s first wide-body aircraft, a real innovation at the time of creation! It has a fuselage measuring 21ft wide, a wingspan of 211.5 ft and length of 232ft.