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User currently offlineTime2fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3002 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.
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User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2973 times:

To the great breakers in the sky.

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 2891 times:

I love going to that spot, right at the end of Four Seasons Drive! Are the Fokkers gone too?

User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 2877 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.

User currently offlinePropulsion From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Their souls have gone to aircraft heaven while their bodies are processed into baked bean cans!  Crying

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.  Wink/being sarcastic

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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3309 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 22 hours ago) and read 2825 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

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

Omni still uses that area to service their aircraft too which is cool.

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User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1734 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 2644 times:
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Numerous times I saw the aircraft stored in this area of LAS, but I never saw any of them being broken up in public view.

If they were broken up at LAS, where did they do this?

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

A correction..

That pic I took above is not being dismantled, it was being serviced. Omni has no hangers there and must service their planes in that area.

User currently offlineJcarv From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

As of June 9, the 2 US Airways F-100s were still there.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7659 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 7 hours ago) and read 2518 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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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Looking for those old airplanes????? Well go to the store, go to the beer aisle....and look! LOL....too bad...I say we start a new club...SAA (Save an Airliner!  Big thumbs up

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