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Friday, June 15, 2012

Where in Oregon is this thing?

The owner of this property really did put a bird on it, but it's not in Portlandia -- is it?

Comments (10)

That's in Hillsboro.

Can you pull it up on Google Maps?


Address is at the bottom of the story.

The address is 15270 SW. Holly Hill Rd., Hillsboro, OR. But forget the plane - who owns the compound on the top of the hill next to the Campbell (Boeing) property? It's so big it has a parking lot for guests. It has hedges and fences, gated drive, is probably about 20-30k sf and has a cool modern moat surrounding one wing with one side that look like a lap pool. There's a playground in site - for the kids or grandkids? It's fun to ogle, but who lives like this this far north of California?

I bet it is chilly in the winter and that front support for the landing gear looks a bit precarious to me.
Building codes? Poor guy...now he's been outed.

Man, where have you been? I remember the day back in 2001, 2002...I was working in Beaverton and saw an odd-looking Boeing 727 making a low pass over the west side of town. That's it. Spent quite a bit of time at the field east of the Fairgrounds getting prepped for the move.

I hear 747s are available cheap, especially the -100 and -200 models; of course moving it is another story. 727s are much easier to move and the older 737s are even easier (about 2/3rds as long as a 737). DC-10s and L-1011s are easy to buy (nobody wants them!) but harder to move (widebodies)...and fewer and fewer of them are in flyable condition.

I doubt he's been "outed"...given all he's done to get to this point - plus having the plane stored temporarily on county property - I'm sure the building codes folks think this is a cool project. Now if it were in Portland, they'd have a spazz and try to fine him for everything - unless, of course, it was draped in solar panels, wind turbines, and was otherwise "green"...oh, and if he was a major Sam Adams supporter, then the City would be all for it.


That home you were asking about is the home of Travis and Donna H Knight. Travis is the son of Phil.

I wonder why the plane isn't marked?

I saw one of these plane homes on TV and it had to be marked with Xs because pilots overhead kept reporting it as a downed aircraft.

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