For a better experience please change your browser to CHROME, FIREFOX, OPERA or Internet Explorer.

Aircraft travels down M5, M4 and M32 with police escort – recap

A massive private jet was transported along the highways from Gloucestershire and arrived in Bristol.

The Boeing 727, built in 1968, was brought from Cotswold Airport to Brislington by truck on the M5, M4 and M32.

It left the airport near Kemble at 9 a.m. today (Feb.27) and reached the Bonville Road business district of the Pytch news company around 3:30 p.m. this afternoon.

When the convoy reached Brislington, it had to drive through a couple of tight junctions and – only 300 meters away – a van had to be lifted out of the way for the van to pass through.

Pytch owner Johnny Palmer bought the plane for less than £ 100,000 and will use it as environmentally friendly office and event space for his company.

He said earlier today, “Instead of flying, it will crawl at 20 mph along the M5, M4 and M32.

“There will likely be traffic disruptions when the police escort helps take two lanes of the motorway. The way it is strapped to the trailer is important as a rolling hull on the road can be fatal. “

The jet, which was used by Japan Airlines before becoming privately owned in the 1970s, sold for £ 50 million in new condition. Mr. Palmer received a cheap offer because it has neither a motor nor a wing.

It will be placed on the property with a 200-foot crane tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Our blog below has the updates and pictures of how they happened.