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Boeing 727 Y2K "Midway 2000"

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“I have seldom met an airplane I didn’t like.”
- Clay Lacy

It doesn’t seem impossible that Clay Lacy is one of the top three pilots in the world logging the most flying hours, not when you consider he piloted his first aircraft at the age of 12 and earned a flight instructor rating by 16. Between his career as a United Airlines pilot with 41½ years of incident-free flying and time spent in the California Air National Guard, Clay has managed to fully immerse himself in the business of innovation – even revolutionizing air-to-air cinematography with his Astrovision camera system which was used in Top Gun, Armageddon, Con Air and many more blockbusters.

A philanthropist holding 29 world speed records, multiple inductions into aviation halls of fame, as well as innumerable awards and honors of flight and even writing, Clay Lacy has been called the “flyingest man in the whole world”, renowned as one of the most versatile pilots in the history of powered flight.

OUR PLANES STORY

Despite all the anticipated havoc of the Y2K “millennium bug”, it should come as no surprise that an aviation legend and industry pioneer like Clay Lacy would be raring to rush headlong into the unknown, even as the rest of the world tentatively celebrated with bated breath. Determined to be the first to greet the year 2000 and finally see what all the fuss was about, Clay flew 40 guests in this Boeing 727 toward the most speculated new year in memory. Flying from California to Hawaii, and then on to Midway Island, Clay guided his plane across the International Date Line just in time to greet the very first moments of January 1st, 2000, with all aboard triumphantly soaring into the future before all others around the globe. Clay then landed on Midway Island, celebrating the end of 1999 and ensuring he and his passengers were also the last people to ring in the New Year again.

In celebration of the living legend Clay Lacy and his spirit of adventure, you can own a piece of Y2K history with a commemorative PlaneTag cut from the fuselage of this monumental “Midway 2000” plane.

    FLYING WITH HOLLYWOOD

    What do Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. Kirk Douglas, Cary Grant, Shirley MacLaine, Mia Farrow, Johnny Carson, and John Travolta all have in common? They are among the many celebrities flown by Clay Lacy. In 1964, Clay flew the first private jet into Van Nuys Airport to offer demonstration flights to the Hollywood celebrity set, leading him to fly "just about everyone in Hollywood". Forever changing the standard of private travel for celebrities, executives, politicians and more, there is hardly a piece of the modern aviation world Clay Lacy hasn't transformed with his vision. 

     

    CHARITY

    $3.00 of your purchase will be donated to the Clay Lacy Foundation.  

    SPECS

    • Type of Aircraft:Boeing 727
    • Tail#:N724CL
    • SN:19121
    • Manufacture Year:1966
    • Engines:P & W JT8D SERIES (Turbo Jet)
    • Length:153ft2in / 46.68m
    • Height:108 ft / 32.92m
    • Wingspan: 108 ft / 32.92m
    • Capacity:134
    • Range:1,900 nmi (3,500 km)
    • Cruising Speed:865–953 km/h
    • Ceiling: 42,000 ft (13,000 m)

    DISCLAIMER

    Handmade Aviation Tags

    PlaneTags are: 

    • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
    • Unique -  each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. 
    • Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card. 
    • Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.

    - Please Note: Due to limited quantities, combination colors you may receive will vary.

    *Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

    PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

    Caution: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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    MS
    03/02/2021
    Matt S.
    United States United States
    Perfect-

    Awesome tag!

    CH
    01/15/2021
    Chase H.
    United States United States
    Timeless piece of history

    This was a Christmas gift for my Grandfather, whos a former Boeing Engineer for many projects. I liked this tag so much I plan to buy one for myself as well!

    PT
    01/05/2021
    Peter T.
    United States United States

    Especially meaningful for anyone who flew out of VNY in the 80's and remembers this 727 towering on the ramp.

    PG
    12/07/2020
    Philip G.
    Australia Australia
    Nice peace of nostalgia

    Excellent purchase

    DK
    12/04/2020
    Daniil K.
    Russia Russia
    Perfect as always

    Thank you very much for perfect item, as always at Planetags! Excited to have one more tag!

    FC
    11/14/2020
    Fabrizio C.
    Italy Italy
    Great historic 727 Tag

    As usual very high quality prodcut and service from Planetags.

    AM
    10/03/2020
    Akhil M.
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    Have not received

    I have yet to receive my item. I was told a follow up was being done. Waiting for an update.

    MA
    09/03/2020
    Matthew A.
    United States United States
    Prestine Quality

    Tag arrived earlier than expected. Great condition! Super happy. Thanks again!

    LT
    08/22/2020
    LAURENT T.
    France France
    Bullet the blue sky !

    727 + U2 ? Great enough for me ! Great addition to my collection !

    HW
    07/21/2020
    H. Wang
    China China
    Great

    Although it took a mouth to got to my address,but the tag is really

    MD
    07/10/2020
    Michael D.
    United States United States
    Fantastic idea

    Owning a piece of aviation history has to be one the coolest things I’ve ever bought.

    DP
    06/30/2020
    Dennis P.
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Tag

    Beautiful tag. Like the color.

    JB
    06/22/2020
    Jody B.
    United States United States
    Perfect 727

    Just what I wanted for a gift and arrived as promised. Family member L O V E D the item. Perfect!

    TN
    05/26/2020
    Towa N.
    Japan Japan
    beautiful!

    Thank you very much!

    VB
    04/18/2020
    van B.
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Still waiting for my ordered product....

    Did contact customer service, no reply. Waiting for 1.5 months

    TW
    03/25/2020
    Theodore W.
    United States United States
    Clay Lacy 727

    Super tag. Loved the history of the airplane. Please find more planes like this.

    WC
    02/06/2020
    William C.
    United States United States
    B727 CLA Tag

    I love it. I flew for Clay Lacy for 4 years. I'm also a Flight Engineer on the B727. Historic aircraft and great bag tag!

    MW
    02/04/2020
    Mark W.
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A Boeing 727's adventure continues!

    I absolutely love this Planetag. I may not have known much (if anything) about Clay Lacy before this went on sale, but since then I have a real appreciation for the legend he is - and of course what a legendary Boeing 727 this is with such a rich and exciting history! It is hard to believe that my piece of her dates all the way back to 1966, and the tag looks fantastic! This part of her lives on with me in my everyday life, on my rucksack as I travel on the bus to work - (amongst other things such as days out and weekend aways). Thank you Motoart/Planetags!

    MJ
    02/03/2020
    Michael J.
    United States United States
    Awesome

    Awesome item added to my collection.

    D
    02/03/2020
    Doug
    United States United States
    Planetag

    Excellent. Love the product (I buy almost all new tags when they come out), and you ship fast. Would like to see you get and make tags from Hugh Hefners old plane, the Big Bunny. I wish I could afford some of your furniture pieces, maybe some day. Keep up the good work. There are other tags out, made some place in Europe (as you know) but yours are so much better. No competition.

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