Aircraft Photo of N97KC | Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter | Flight 97 Restaurant | USA - Air Force | #8622
Registration / Serial:N97KC
Other Marks:0218
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter (367)
Aircraft Version:Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter
C/n (msn):17000
Operator Titles:Flight 97 Restaurant
Display Paint:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Greybull - South Big Horn CountyMap
Region / Country:Wyoming, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KGEY   IATA: GEY   Local: GEY   Other: -
Photo Date:19 June 1994
Photo by:R.A.Scholefield
Photo ID: 8622
Photo Comment

Ex USAF KC-97G 53-218. Converted to KC-97L. Last served 191 ARS, Utah ANG. Seen here stored at Greybull, but still in USAF markings with additional Flight 97 Restaurant logo and titles, from the time it was in use as such from 1986 until 1989. The Flight 97 Restaurant was a two-storey restaurant at the airport at McMinnville, OR, with this C-97 aircraft attached to it as a dining room. It opened for business in Feb 1986, after the C-97 had been flown there from Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ in Sep 1985. The venture was a failure and the restaurant closed in 1987. The C-97 was put up for auction in 1988, but initially remained unsold. It was eventually sold in Dec 1989 and to the Minnesota ANG Museum in 2000.

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