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Planes Stored At Roswell  
User currently offlineErikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4792 times:

Looking through the database, there are a lots of photos of stored planes at the Roswell airport.


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What type of access does the airport have to get close and photo the stored planes? Are there any spotting locations around the airport?

Thanks for any help.

-Erik

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User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

They store planes too at Roswell? I thought that place was only for storing captured UFO's and/or aliens...

Unless, those are really UFOs disguised as airplanes. Hmmm...



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

http://www.cactuswings.com
They don't have a detailed section on ROW yet, but do have a database on what's there. When it comes to the storage facilities in NV, AZ, and NM, they've got it down pretty good.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13796 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

Currently they are storing and scrapping the UPs 727s there.

Jan


User currently offlineATAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

I was there in April of this year...some of our 727's were up against the fence and engines were being removed. All aircraft can be seen very clearly but access to them would be difficult.
Arrow Air had several L-1011's and stretch DC-8's there too. Definitely worth the trip, the people are friendly and the aliens are cute, too.



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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

what was wrong with all those 767s that they were being scrapped?

User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

It's highly unlikely those 767's are being scrapped. It's likely they are being stored for resale or reuse.

User currently offlineWhitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

They would probably face the axe as they are not ER versions. The shorter range isn't exactly a good selling point.

American may decide, however, to re-commission them at some stage. A good sign is that they don't appear to have been cannibalised or de-engined so far.


User currently offlineNYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 690 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3934 times:

AA has stored 14 767-200s in Roswell. 8 are the standard version, and 6 are the -ER variant. They were stored to reduce capacity, and are the oldest 767s in the fleet. AA has stated they would like to return them to service if the market warrants it in the future, but I'm not holding my breath.

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