Aircraft Seat


#1

hello all,

I am planning to build a flight simulator set up at my home, so I’m looking for input on where to locate an inexpensive aircraft seat. Maybe such a thing doesn’t exist, but any help is appreciated. FYI I already know most boneyards get around $300 for a basic seat. I don’t want to spend that so any input is appreciated. If it ain’t gonna happen, I’ll accept that.

Nick


#2

In my experience, the words “inexpensive” and “aircraft” are rarely found in nature.

Check with an aircraft salvage yard. They may have seats that are not airworthy, but serviceable for your purpose.


#3

While I don’t see where you are located in your profile, if you are near KGWO (Greenwood MS), you may want to give them a call. They have an operation that disassembles various jetliners from a 727 to an L1011. Airport I am sure can give you a direct number to the business.

flightaware.com/resources/airport/KGWO

Hope this helps.

Allen


#4

Check around your local FBO or repair shop. Also, places that do aircraft interior work might have something laying around for less than $300. Most of the above mentioned businesses have a board where you can post your request too. Check out youtube, I’ve see where people make very complex flight simulators.

Hopefully you’re not a member of Al Qaeda.


#5

Thanks for the input, I’ll call around to some interior guys. And just for the record, I like to actually land aircraft…


#6

Try these folks: Aircraft Spruce. They have a lot of stuff for homebuilt aircraft.


#7

When a plane crashes, the insurance company sells it to a salvage company, who removes any salvageable parts for sale. I don’t know one near you, but try a google search and you will find several. Seats are a common part in stock. You may be able to find an old military jet seat.


#8

In my experience, the words “inexpensive” and “aircraft” are rarely found in nature.

No kidding, I know companies that will sell “airplane floor mats” for 100 dollars.

I would look will companies that make airplane seats. They will be able to sell you something.


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