After a 24-year career flying under the flags of Air France and Siberian Airways, the aircraft has been given a new lease of life as an events and dining area. The installation of the plane required special planning permission from Renfrewshire Council and faces outward onto Montrose Avenue.
Based in the former Rolls Royce factory, The Experience is a themed entertainment and events venue hosting Scotland’s only electric indoor Go-karting and laser arena as well as The Academy restaurant. Awarded 5 five stars by Visit Scotland, The Experience operated by KibbleWorks is a social enterprise providing employment opportunities for young people aged 16 and over.
General Manager Mike Edwin said: ““There is a great tradition of engineering and technology on this site and this is an exciting way of recycling a disused jet and creating a fun and imaginative space for our visitors. We are aiming to have kid’s parties, fine dining, and meeting and training facilities inside the plane itself. We also see it become a landmark, so people interested in just getting up close to a plane of this size are more than welcome to come take a look.
For more information visit www.theexperience.org.uk