ConcordeMach2 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7426 times:
I am facinated (dont ask why) with the boneyards in the american west but have never had a chance to visit them. I may get a chance to visit the ones around Tucson at some point in the near future. I would like to know How accessible they are they to the public if at all. Also, does anyone know where to find FS9 scenery for Pinal or Mojave. I have only found Davis Monthan so far.
MaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7423 times:
I've been to Davis-Monthan's AMARC storage facility. You have to sign up for the tour way ahead of time because there is quite a waiting list to see the facility.
Everyone gets on a bus (a nice air conditioned one, not like a school bus!!) and the drive you around the whole thing with a couple people giving the commentary. While they never stop to let you out of the bus, they make many many stops along the way so you can take photos & the such. From begining to end, if I remember correctly, the tour was about an hour and a half to two hours.
Highly reccomended!! If you ever get out to Arizona, you should definitely go see it. Just remember, to see AMARC, you will want to make a reservation because there will be almost no chance of getting a tour of the place if you just go show up and hope to get one!!
FLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7387 times:
You could hire somebody to fly you out to Pinal once in TUS so you can take pictures. There's no public access from the roads to Pinal, but apparently you can stop at the FBO at that airport. I haven't actually done the AMARC tour yet, but I've driven around DMA's perimeter several times and you can see plenty. There's also a few airplane junkyards that are open to the public if you want to buy, say, a DC3 prop or something.
Also the Pima Air Museum in TUS is the best in the west
Elcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7315 times:
Having been out to D-M, I've seen they've got a bit of everything. I saw quite a few experimental prototypes that never made production that are stored there. Plus, if you want to see an F-4, A-4, or A-6, that's the best place to go.
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