3 – Buying a Boeing
In 1999, Campbell decided to buy an Olympic Airways Boeing 727 that was sitting in the Athens airport, for the reasonable price of 85,000 EUR. Once the plane was purchased, he had to transport it to the forest in Oregon. The transport of the plane from Athens, Greece to Oregon proved to be the most difficult task of the entire adventure. The planning and execution of the move, as well as many other aspects of the project, cost him over 105,000 EUR. Meaning that in total the airplane actually cost 190,000 EUR. But this investment was going to become very profitable for Campbell, even more profitable than he planned.