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Boeing 767 cockpit fabrication & restoration 

Welcome to the fabrication & restoration project of this former ex-American Airlines Boeing B-767-223, N301AA (301) cockpit section. Scroggins Aviation with the assistance of American Museum of Aviation are seeking donations and spare parts to help complete this project. If you can help send us an email  (email us)

the restoration

On February 23, 2010 the fabrication & restoration project of this former ex-American Airlines Boeing B-767-223, N301AA (301) cockpit section has begun.  In Victorville, California Scroggins Aviation heading the project with the assistance of other companies will help bring this cockpit to its former glory days with the airline.   Below is a series of images showing the project in  progress.

Shown here on February 23, 2010 the nose section is loaded onto a trailer where the section will be transported to Victorville, California.

N301AA is show here in a warehouse where students with the Mojave Basin Youth Corps are clearing out the under carriage of the cockpit to make way for a frame base with wheel casters.

The final cuts have been made to the cockpit.  Shown here the inside cockpit cabin is completely open for displaying.
Another look at the exterior showing the final cuts made.  Work has already begun on the exterior restoration.
The casters in place to the underside of the cockpit make it easier for workers push the heavy section in the warehouse. 

N301AA is shown here undergoing paint and polish restoration at Leading Edge facility in SCLA Airport Victorville, CA. (August 2011)


the beginning

Between the latter part of June and September of 2005, the first two of four former American Airlines Boeing 767-223s were dismantled at Roswell, New Mexico, USA.  Seven 767s were sold in June by American to CSDS Aviation for spares. The airplanes were the initial 767s delivered to American and include the airline’s first, N301AA (the eighth 767 built), first flown on October 6, 1982, and delivered on November 4th. Fleet No 301 operated its final revenue flight on January 30th, 2003, from New York-JFK to Los Angeles as AA601. The following day it was ferried as AAL9652 to Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Texas, and parked with 65,795 hours and 18,793 cycles in its logbook. A few weeks later N301AA was flown to Roswell for storage, the first of many American 767s including (302, 303, 304, 305, 306 and 307 which were also dismantled). 


Shown here on a gloomy day in June 2005 is a fleet of retired ex-American 767s at Roswell, NM., in this shot 301 is posing up front. (by Doug Scroggins / SA)

August 24th 2005, 301 is shown here being towed to its final resting spot at the demo pad.

(by Doug Scroggins / SA)

(Scale model of 301 is being built  in the condition shown to the right) CLICK HERE


301 is pushed off its shoring to the ground where the first stage of demolishing begins. 

(by Doug Scroggins / SA)



A Scroggins Aviation worker is shown here cutting off the cockpit from the main fuselage section on September 12th 2005.

(by Doug Scroggins / SA)



Above shows how 301 looks today on the inside. Only gauges, control heads and windows are required to complete the project, along with some tender loving care (TLC) 

(by Doug Scroggins / SA)




A four sectional scale diorama models of 301 are being fabricated from scratch. The first one will illustrate 301 in her glory days with American and the second illustrating what the plane looked like after being dismantled. the third illustrates how the plane look while being demoed and the forth will show where the scrap material ends up and what is makes from the scrap metal. The diorama will be displayed with the cockpit to show how an aircraft is utilized, recycled and reborn to be used in an educational way.


Special Thanks To:

On behalf of Scroggins Aviation and American Museum of Aviation would like to say thank you to those that helped with this project and provide support, parts and supplies:

Bill Bradshaw; Doug Scroggins; Tom Flynn; Rhonda Scroggins; Jim Scroggins; Woody Pomeroy; Nicholas Veronico; David Worth; Lee Williams; Allan Radeki; Benny Bentetz; Brian Cooper; Roark Cooper; Chris Sloan; John Wegg; Kevin Ward; Jim Doyle; Robert Esqueda; Joe Flaugher.  more to come

ARC Aerospace Indus.; Aircraft Recycling Corp; Leading Edge; Mojave Basin Youth Corps; Mojave Air & Space port; Airway Magazine; more to come






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