Time2fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3034 times:
I just returned from Las Vegas and when I was there I noticed that all of the mothballed aircraft that I used to see are gone. I always enjoyed seeing the former TWA L-1011 in last double globe scheme as well as the ex United aircraft. Can anyone tell me where the have gone? They used to be parked at the back of the airport adjacent to the strip and you could get very close to them. I was disappointed to see that they were gone.
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
Until January of this year I was in Vegas at least once per month for business. Since October of 2000, the number of aircraft stored on the "Strip" side of McCarren has steadily declined, not sure why? In January there was just an ex-UA DC-10-30 parked.
Propulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
Their souls have gone to aircraft heaven while their bodies are processed into baked bean cans!
I am joking however. I hope this has not happened. May be they can be parked somewhere for just a little longer before more indignity is experienced. Especially the Tristars, which I have always liked so much.
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Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2857 times:
The UA DC-10 was finally broken up about 2 months ago. The 2 USAir F-100s have been moved, but I think there should still be an EMB-120 sitting around there. Check http://www.cactuswings.com for more info
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7680 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
I agree with Jcarv,I was there the end of May,the UA DC-10 was scrapped in April. When I went in 99 the was like 5 UA DC-10/747-100/200's in storage. LAS doesn't seem to store many planes anymore.I never saw a plane scrapped in LAS before N1855U,the DC-10-30. Must have needed too much work after sitting there a few years for a ferry flight to like Marana or VCV.
The old UA 737-222 was also scrapped recently.
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