IlyushinIl62 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 4574 times:
All of it is intact, just a few taxiways are closed haha. The museum has a very large selection of rare aircraft, including a B-52 and a KC-135. It is also still open to the public for GA flights. I also see C-17s and C-5s periodically doing training flights.
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Brasila684 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4528 times:
really??? I thought that they closed the base to all military ops. Well, I guess thats a good place to train because that runway is 13,000x300. As for the museum I have been there probably my fav aircraft in that collection is their F-4 Phantom. According to their website, it is only one of 6 Phantoms preserved in the world. Also, fyi, their working on a F-15 for their collection.
If you ask me, living in Fresno, when I went to Atwater, and saw those 100 foot tall hangars and what look to me like pretty good shape fuel trucks sitting around rotting it kind of made me sad. Why would a perfectly good base be wasted?? From what I heard, the government could not keep up the base, so they moved the entire squadron away, locked up the hangers and threw the fuel trucks in a fenced area. Please correct me if I am wrong.