Having raised more than 35 thousand dollars in five days via their Indiegogo campaign, in which the individuals who donated received aviation bags, captain’s hats and airplane-themed onesies, the organization still has not recouped their huge financial loss of the deposit on a storage space for said plane, even though they had already paid for it, they couldn’t access the space. This action caused huge setbacks and was the reason the plane was not present in 2015.
“The negotiations for buying a 747 are interesting, to say the least,” Big Imagination engineer Ken Feldman told SFist. But the 747 seen in these photos is indeed bought and paid for and now is now being renovated at the aircraft boneyard at the Mojave Air and Space Port. “There are several boneyards throughout the United States,” Feldman said. “It’s where planes go to die.”
“Because of the delays, we’re probably not going to be able to bring the entire plane this year,” Feldman states. Unfortunately for burners heading to Nevada for the 2016 edition, the humongous art car won’t be mobile, with it instead being utilized as a walk-in art installation comprising the upper fuselage. “My guess is that we’re just going to able to bring the front and back. We’ll put those as an in-camp installation on the ground for this year. For 2017, we’ll continue to raise money and hope to transport the bottom for the full art car” Feldman went on to say.