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A Visit To Mojave.  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 23 hours ago) and read 1674 times:


Hi!

I'm planning to make a visit to Edwards Air Force Base. On the way I'll pass by Mojave. I've seen quite a lot of photos of airliners parked at that place. What I would like to know if it's easy to get there and what are the chances to take pictures to those planes parked there. Any information on these will be great!
Thanks and regards

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User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 23 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

If you get in to see it, get some good photos of ex-Vanguard Airlines aircraft. Especially if you can find N912MA (ME? MP?). 603 or 620PC are also good. I just want to play with my "blow it up" program. It will take any photo and show an object in it exploding. It's pretty cool, if somewhat cartoonish.


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7442 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (11 years 23 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

If you like,you can check out their website:
http://www.mojaveairport.com

I've never been hassled on picture taking. You should go on a Sunday,less chance of being hassled. One place I like to get a pic of planes being scrapped over by the animal hospital. It's over by the A^A 727's and CO 747's ,but I read that the 747's are gone. I was last there in October,02.
Here's a pic that you can get there:



Yes,it's my pic!!



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User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 22 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

My last visit to Mojave was in 2000 with my brother, Dad and brother-in-law. We were shooting pictures through the fence, and within minutes an official-looking white van roared up to us. A stern-looking man rolled down the window of the van - and announced that for $10 he'd take us on a tour of the facility, inside the gates!!!! We got about a 30-minute tour (more than enough to see everything), and the gentleman was nice enough to stop the van at request for photos. He wouldn't let us get out, but the big sliding door on the van was perfect for photo opps. Even if this guy doesn't appear during your visit, perhaps a stop by the office would be warranted to see if they still do this little "perk".

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (11 years 22 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

According to the site, tours of MHV can be arranged. It said that some areas are off-limits due to the request of tenants. I would imagine that the airlines which store aircraft at the field do not want unescorted visitor traipsing around them.


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User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 20 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

as everyone knows I am obsessed with aircraft doors! I want to open each one on every aircraft! So far its just 733 and BAe146, I would be out there trying to push an air stair in the 100 degree wether maybe after about 5 hours, I would manage to get it up to a plane door, walk up, and discover it has been sealed! lol

User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 18 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

When I was out there in January, there were no Vanguard MD-80s there. I think they are in Tucson or Kingman, maybe VCV but doubtful.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7442 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

LGB Photos; I was in VCV last Monday and didn't see any Vanguards. Lots of UA 727's ,DL 727's , UA 744 & 767's . Lots of TWA birds . Saw my first 767 getting scrapped  Sad . No Vanguards in IGM,either- I was just there last week.


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

Hamilton Aviation at TUS has a number of Vanguards in storage. When I was there in March, there were probably 4 or 5 MD-80's, and a number of 737's.

If Imisspiedmont checks this thread, he can likely update you on exactly what's there.

Tom at MSY



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