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PlaneTags Gimli Glider 767 Display Racks

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Description

Gimli Glider 

On July 23, 1983, Air Canada Flight 143, ran out of fuel at 41,000 with 61 passengers and 8 crew members on board the Boeing 767-200. The 767 itself was only 5 months old, and the Boeing 767 had only been introduced 10 months earlier. The 767 was also the first aircraft with metric fuel gauges in Air Canada’s fleet. Due to an error in calculating the volume of fuel, 22,300 pounds instead of 22,300 kilograms had been added to the tank, roughly half of the fuel needed for the flight. The pilots Captain Robert Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal were able to glide the 767 to a decommissioned airfield in Gimli, Canada and land the plane without any major injuries to the crew or passengers. 

C-GAUN

C-GAUN continued to serve another 25 years with Air Canada before retirement. On January 24, 2008, with Pearson, Quintal and three of the six flight attendants on board, C-GAUN was flown to Mojave Air & Space Port. In 2013, it was offered for sale for $3 million dollars but eventually ended up being scrapped in 2014. MotoArt was able to save this historic aircraft from being lost forever and created a lasting memento as Gimli Glider PlaneTags. The internal structure was also preserved and offered for the first time as PlaneTags Display Racks. 

For The PlanTags Collector Who Wants To Soar To The Next Level

You love your PlaneTags and you’ll love them even more when they are displayed on an actual fuselage frame structure from Boeing 757, 767 and Lockheed L-1011s. Our newest PlaneTags Display Racks are the perfect way to show off your collection and rearrange or add new PlaneTags easily – available in 20- or 40-tag sizes.

Like PlaneTags themselves, each display rack is unique, bearing the scars from their years of service, and the imperfections which are worn with honor. The display itself has its own story to tell, further adding to the history of your PlaneTags collection.

A Labor Of Love


Each display rack is a view into a world usually only seen by engineers and mechanics. The fuselage represents the talent of hundreds of engineers who worked to design a strong - and rather beautiful - technically advanced aircraft that is just as stunning behind the scenes. The lightening holes, rivets and original fuselage paint are a visual treat, but the real excitement will be seeing your treasured PlaneTags collection arranged on the hand cut, custom pegs displayed on your wall.


Our PlaneTag Display Rack Features:

  • Authentic fuselage frame structure
  • Smooth, rounded edges 
  • Quality brass fittings and custom pegs made in-house
  • Heavy duty hanger
  • Official MotoArt emblem
  • 20- & 40-tag sizes available

20-tag Rack Dimensions

24-28” W x 36” H

40-tag Rack Dimensions

46-48” W x 36” H

DISCLAIMER

*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully

PlaneTag Display Racks are:

  • Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. 
  • Unique -  each PlaneTags Rack 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 Racks. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags Racks. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTags Rack. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTags Rack. 
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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