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Topic: Is This Mojave Or Marana Pinal Park?
Username: RootsAir
Posted 2007-01-07 11:25:18 and read 2804 times.

Yesteday I was watchinga movie called SWAT where a special unit is trained in some airport with scrapped airplanes . I quickly got to film the scene and there is a part where you can see the parked airplanes with the scenery behind it which could help identify where it was. I was thinking of Mojave or Marana.

Could anyone help ?

regards
BM

http://www.final007.com/images/HPIM6155.mpg

Topic: RE: Is This Mojave Or Marana Pinal Park?
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2007-01-07 18:20:35 and read 2656 times.

Without a doubt, that is Mojave.

Here's how I can tell: I lived in Bakersfield for many years, which is at the extreme southern end of the San Joaquin valley. To go east, one must go through the Tehachapi mountains, and when you get through them to the east side, the town of Mojave is located there, nestled at the base of the mountains.

Marana, in "The Valley Of The Sun", aka Phoenix, is surrounded by mountains, but they are not nearly as close as the mountains shown in the video clip.

Compare the clip you showed with the movie "Speed". When the bus enters the hangar, it is in LAX. But when it reappears, there are some very high mountains in the background. The bus finally crashes into a 707 being towed - "Pacific Courier", I believe - and the entire sequence was filmed at Mojave.

Here's Mojave (MHV):


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Here's Marana (MZJ):


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I hope this helps!!

Topic: RE: Is This Mojave Or Marana Pinal Park?
Username: AA54Heavy
Posted 2007-01-07 18:48:35 and read 2623 times.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
Marana, in "The Valley Of The Sun", aka Phoenix

Just a slight correction...Marana is much much closer to Tucson (and in fact could be considered a suburb of Tucson), "The Old Pueblo," than it is to Phoenix, and some of the mountains you see from Marana, are the ones that surround Tucson.....

Topic: RE: Is This Mojave Or Marana Pinal Park?
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2007-01-07 19:18:35 and read 2568 times.

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Just a slight correction...Marana is much much closer to Tucson (and in fact could be considered a suburb of Tucson), "The Old Pueblo," than it is to Phoenix, and some of the mountains you see from Marana, are the ones that surround Tucson.....

You are quite correct!! What is the airport on the west side of Phoenix I am thinking of? Goodyear?

Topic: RE: Is This Mojave Or Marana Pinal Park?
Username: Jdl1527
Posted 2007-01-07 20:35:53 and read 2467 times.

Yep that be Goodyear that you are thinking of.

Topic: RE: Is This Mojave Or Marana Pinal Park?
Username: RootsAir
Posted 2007-01-07 20:46:27 and read 2449 times.

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 1):
Without a doubt, that is Mojave.

Here's how I can tell: I lived in Bakersfield for many years, which is at the extreme southern end of the San Joaquin valley. To go east, one must go through the Tehachapi mountains, and when you get through them to the east side, the town of Mojave is located there, nestled at the base of the mountains.

Marana, in "The Valley Of The Sun", aka Phoenix, is surrounded by mountains, but they are not nearly as close as the mountains shown in the video clip.

Compare the clip you showed with the movie "Speed". When the bus enters the hangar, it is in LAX. But when it reappears, there are some very high mountains in the background. The bus finally crashes into a 707 being towed - "Pacific Courier", I believe - and the entire sequence was filmed at Mojave.

Here's Mojave (MHV):

thanks a lot for you reply!
take care
regards

BM


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