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FAO Wonnzie

Postby PurduePilot » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:32 am

I heard you were in the market for an airplane. I haven't really followed what exactly you were looking for, though. Thought I'd post this email I got today:
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From: Riese, Gail A
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 9:22:37 AM
Subject: Public Sale at University Warehouse and Surplus Store
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Communications Announcement

Purdue University – Physical Facilities



TO: Building Deputies [Please post or distribute as appropriate.]

FR: Mark Schock, Supervisor, Warehouse and Surplus

DA: Monday, February 1, 2010

RE: Public Sale at University Warehouse and Surplus Store



Purdue University Warehouse and Surplus Store



Accepting sealed bids from now through February 5 on the following items:

1. 1997 Ford AEV Ambulance, 49,800 miles, 7.2 Power Stroke Diesel

2. 1990 International Truck with a 16’ Steel Bed and a Hydraulic Lift, 31,500 miles, 5-speed, Diesel

3. 1993 Ford Explorer, 57,160 miles, V-6, 2WD, no brakes

We are also accepting sealed bids for the following aircraft through March 26, 2010.
Aircraft may be viewed by contacting Brian Stirm at stirmb@purdue.edu.

1. 1973 Cessna Skylane

2. 1950 DeHaviland Chipmunk

3. 1952 DeHaviland Chipmunk (needs assembled)

4. 1994 Beechcraft Super King Air

5. 1999 Beechcraft Super King Air



For more details, please visit the University Surplus website: http://www.purdue.edu/surplus



For questions, please call 765-742-4414.



All items are for sale to the public and may be viewed at the Surplus Store, M-F, 12-4.

Bid forms are available at the Surplus Store at 3601 Sagamore Parkway North, Suite K, in the INOK building.

Purdue University reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.
The Skylane is orange and white and seems to be in pretty good shape. I know the Flight Department takes really good care of their airplanes and they're all in very good condition. Can't really say anything about the Chipmunks, though, because they're so old and I've never seen the second one assembled.
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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:36 pm

What were the King Airs used for?
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Postby PurduePilot » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:08 pm

What were the King Airs used for?
Lately, as an excuse for the student newspaper to repeatedly slam the dept. of Aviation Technology for using too much money*. The King Airs and the Beechjet are/were used for transporting the university president, vice presidents, rich alumnae who we want donations from, etc., and to give the flight students some right-seat turbine time. With the state of the economy and the reduction in funds coming from the Indiana budget, the university is selling the King Airs for budgetary reasons and keeping the Beechjet. Given the difference in operating costs for a King Air and a jet, I guess the President (salary $500,000/year) thinks a status symbol is more important than taking the budget cut seriously. They're also selling off the fleet of ~14 ten year old Piper Warriors (in superb condition, I might add) and replacing them with Cirrus SR22s. That one really annoys me.

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Flight Series 1: Administrators’ flights from IPFW total $62,000
Flight Series - Part 2: Coaches use flights to recruit new players
Flight Series - Part 3: Deans utilize aircraft for business, commencement purposes
Flight Series - Part 4: Trustee use flights to be "effective for Purdue"
Flight Series - Part 5: President utilizes aircraft for appearances, meetings

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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby IntheShade » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:01 am

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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby PurduePilot » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:17 am

Wow
Indeed.

How'd you find this relic, by the way?

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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:24 pm

Did they end up selling those airplanes?
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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby PurduePilot » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:46 pm

Did they end up selling those airplanes?
I don't make it down to the airport very much anymore so I'm not sure. I assume that they did, since in the past their airplanes have always sold well (very well-maintained, well-equipped, and not very old).

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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:19 pm

Did they end up selling those airplanes?
I don't make it down to the airport very much anymore so I'm not sure. I assume that they did, since in the past their airplanes have always sold well (very well-maintained, well-equipped, and not very old).
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I myself have had the pleasure of flying N523PU and -526PU in my youth.
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Postby PurduePilot » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:53 pm

Did they end up selling those airplanes?
I don't make it down to the airport very much anymore so I'm not sure. I assume that they did, since in the past their airplanes have always sold well (very well-maintained, well-equipped, and not very old).
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I myself have had the pleasure of flying N523PU and -526PU in my youth.
How did you manage that?

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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby flyboy2548m » Thu Nov 11, 2010 1:05 am

I myself have had the pleasure of flying N523PU and -526PU in my youth.
How did you manage that?[/quote]

My school bought that pair of Piper Cadets off of y'all.
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Postby PurduePilot » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:23 am

My school bought that pair of Piper Cadets off of y'all.
What's the difference between a Cadet and a Warrior?

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Re: FAO Wonnzie

Postby flyboy2548m » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:54 am

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My school bought that pair of Piper Cadets off of y'all.
What's the difference between a Cadet and a Warrior?
The Cadet lacks aftmost windows and a baggage door. It's similar to the Cherokee 140, but with a 160hp engine.
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