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Man Builds Replica 747 Cabin Then Turns It Into Swanky Dinner Show In LA

The Coolest Thing Anthony Toth Ever Made Is Full-Sized, Completely Authentic, and Incredibly Detailed

Photo by The Clipper Experience
Anthony Toth, founder of PanAmExperience. (Photo by PanAm Experience)

When airline industry executive Anthony Toth became interested in the airlines and airliners at a young age he set out on a path toward a level of detail in a hobby most of us can only dream about. He began collecting airliner seats, which is in and of itself not that unusual, but he wasn’t happy with just having some conversation piece furniture in his living room. Mr. Toth kept on collecting and gathering pieces of airliner interiors. He built his first replica 1970s Pan American Airlines Boeing 474 airliner interior in his garage. That might have been enough for you and me, but it wasn’t for Anthony. Not even close.

 

Photo Credit: Aero Icarus

Toth, who sources his airliner interiors from boneyards all over the world, ran out of room in his garage. Did he stop there? Of course not. He acquired a warehouse space large enough to accommodate his 747 forward fuselage interior replica that’s 60 feet long and 22 feet high. The replicas are detailed down to interior partition textures and inflight safety cards. He’s even got a gate area decked out with 1970s-era airline computer equipment and an authentic luggage tag rack. Toth says his replica is the coolest thing he’s ever made. I tend to agree.

Thanks to the The Coolest Thing YouTube channel for uploading this segment. Head to panamexperience.com to visit the replica in person and book a dinner…presumably not airline food from the 1970s!

Smoking is allowed onboard…well simulated smoking that is. (Photo by Pan Am Experience)

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Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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