MSP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5135 times:
yes, there is it is at the Tucson airport---we toured it while at A I 2000 last year...my sense of direction has passed but the storage area was on the airport proper back by several hangars--they had many dc9/727/L-1011/DC10--and taking pix was very easy--if I can be of any other assistance please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org Good Luck
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1558 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5117 times:
I think you are refering to the Evergreen Air Park also known as Marana. Unfortunately they do not give tours
of this as it is a private area. If you drive along
Interstate 10 you will see hundreds of old military planes
parked out in the desert. There used to be several
hundred B707's out there as well but I fear that most
of these have been cut up by now
If you head north direction Phoenix you will pass Marana - Pinal Air Park, with about 200+ stored commercial airliners, but you won't get access. This is supposed to be a CIA airfield, but you can rent a plane at Tucson and make some overshoots at Marana:
Timmie From Belgium, joined May 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5086 times:
I think the one you refer to is the Pima-Air Museum. I have been there myself. It is really cool. They have everything. From old warbirds till the SR-71 Blackbird.
Another place I went to was Pinal Air Park. It is indeed a CIA airfield but..
I flew in there with an Archer and landed. You can walk on the tarmac. You just have to be carefull that nobody can see you taking pictures because then you have a problem. Here you can find dozens of 747's and DC-10's. You can even find the NASA-747.
Hope you will enjoy your stay. Ciao
Exitrowaisle From United States of America, joined May 2000, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5092 times:
As a resident of Tucson, I can tell you these guys are mostly right. The best place to get close to stored planes is on the northwest side of the airport along Valencia Rd, there is a hangar area with dozens of parked commercial airliners including TWA L-1011s, Continental 727s, and a lot of off-brand South American and charter airlines. Looks like they are being prepared for storage or resale. Some are right up against the fence. As far as Marana, it is visible off I-10 towards Phoenix, but it's not accessible to the public. There is Pima Air Museum, which is mostly military planes, and the "boneyard" at Davis-Monthan AFB--tours are available, but again, primarily military.