Sunday 28 May 2017

Watch: Timelapse of Boeing 767 being shipped to Quirky Nights Glamping Village

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This Boeing 767 is set to have a starring role in the new Quirky Nights Glamping Village, the brainchild of funeral director David McGowan

The Irish entrepreneur purchased the decommissioned Russian airplane in the hope of turning it into a tourist hotspot in the back garden of his home.

But the transportation of the 159 foot long, 70 tonnes aircraft - with an impressive 140 foot wing-span - is no mean feat.

Despite an detailed 8-month effort to set plans in place to move the jet by road, David had to abandon these plans because he could not get permission from the local authorities.

David is planning to turn many former modes of transport into accomodation in his glamping village
David is planning to turn many former modes of transport into accomodation in his glamping village

A barge is now the mode chosen for the plane's travel from Shannon Airport to Knockbeg Point for the voyage to Sligo.

And this timelapse video from videographer Jack O'Shea reveals the heavy duty preparation carried out ahead of the Boeing's voyage.

"I wasn't sure how long it would all take so i set the camera up over the weekend," Jack, who works at Shannon Airport, told independent.ie.

"When I came into work on Monday morning I saw the whole process had been recorded so I put it all together. It was amazing to watch."

Take a look at the footage here.

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