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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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      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.

      HT
      02/02/2020
      HIroshi T.
      Canada Canada
      Quality Products

      Great collectors piece. I have several different planetags, all quality products, well made, well finished.Keep up the great finds!

      AC
      02/02/2020
      Adam C.
      United States United States
      Great for Aviation friends

      Always a great product and always unique. Recommend for any one who loves aviation.

      RR
      02/02/2020
      Randy R.
      United States United States
      Always a great product!

      Very happy as always with PlaneTags! Great company with wonderful aviation products. Always look forward to the next planetag. Keep up the good work.

      RR
      02/02/2020
      Ronald R.
      United States United States
      Great Collectable

      I enjoy collecting Plane Tags. They are history that you can take with you. I like the reaction I always get, when I show them to people. Noone seems to realize that a jet's skin is so thin. (I have one Plane Tag that was engraved with my address, but have not been able to find that option, to personalize, when ordering other Plane Tags online...it is a great option.)

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